Youth Services Staff

 

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Diana LaCount, Interim Head of Youth Services

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

 

 

Di, 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

 

 

Matt, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Da Vinci Club, STARS, Story Time, & LEGO Zone

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Picture books, chapter books, historical non-fiction, art, and language arts

Favorite kid’s books:
Harry Potter series by J.K. RowlingThe Horse and His Boy by C.S. LewisDiary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Favorite grownup books:
The Art of Language Invention by David PetersonTil We Have Faces by C.S. LewisLord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

 

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Melissa, 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

 

 

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Sam, 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, 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