Youth Services Staff

Cydney Clink, Head of Youth Services

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I love picture books–especially those great for reading aloud to a group. I am also a fan of nonfiction–particularly poetry, joke books, and biographies. I also love helping adults find books to help them navigate their role as caregivers.

Favorite kid’s books:
My all time favorite children’s book is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. In a close second is The Monster at the End of This Book (Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover) by Jon Stone. When I was growing up, I could not get enough of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

Favorite grownup books:
Choosing favorites is so hard! Right now, I would say my favorite grown up book is A Man Called Ove by Backman. Oh… or Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. See, choosing a favorite is challenging.

 

Di Herald, Youth Collections Librarian

Programs you plan or oversee: 
Kids Read!: Choose Your Own Book!

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
As the Youth Collections Librarian my expertise is with the entire area, but I am passionate in finding new science fiction, fantasies, mysteries, and historical fiction.

Favorite kid’s books:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, which I discovered when I was 10 and loved it ever since. I think Mo Willems is brilliant and perhaps Knuffle Bunny is my favorite of his.

Favorite grownup books:
Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

 

 

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Diana LaCount, Youth Services Librarian

Programs you plan or oversee:
Kids Club, Summer Reading, 1st Grade Field Trips

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Picture books & chapter books (love pop up books)

Favorite kid’s books:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Favorite grownup books:
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

 

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Melissa Maldonado, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Story Time en español, Día de los niños, Día de los muertos, Spanish Puppet Shows

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I love all picture books , scary stories, and any Spanish books.

Favorite kid’s books:
I love Junie B. Jones, Goosebumps, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I also like The Little Match Girl by H. C. Anderson and Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Favorite grownup books:
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

 

Rachel kid pictureRachel Lowary, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Saturday Story Time

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I would say my expertise would be in the picture books although I am always interested to learn what we have in all the collections

Favorite kid’s books:
The Little Mermaid (any Disney), There was an old lady series, Dr. Seuss especially The Sneetches and What Was I Scared Of?

Favorite teen books:
Maximum Ride by James Patterson

 

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Sam Stavole-Carter, Teen Services Coordinator

Programs you plan or oversee:
All teen programs

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I’ve been reading a lot of mystery, thriller, and fantasy books lately. I also waste spend a lot of time playing video games.

Favorite YA book:
American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Favorite grownup books:
These change all the time. As of July 7, 2018: Remembrance of Earth’s Past Series by Liu Cixin, The Dry by Jane Harper, and The Stormlight Archive Series by Brandon Sanderson

 

 

Sandra Currier, Youth Services Coordinator

Programs you plan or oversee:
Infant & Toddler Story Time, Music Story Time, Special Holiday Events, and Puppet Shows

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Picture books!

Favorite kid’s book:
The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson

Favorite grownup books:
Harry Potter series

 

 

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Trevor Adams, Library Associate

Programs you plan or oversee:
Preschool Story Time, Neighbors Read, & Dog Ears

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction (especially Biographies) Picture Books, Movies

Favorite kid’s book:
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Favorite grownup book:
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes