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.
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
Felicia Donovan, Library Assistant
Programs you plan or oversee: Story Times and Take and Makes Collection areas of interest and expertise: Picture books, especially interactive ones. Favorite kid’s book: There’s a Dragon in your Book by Tom Fletcher, Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter, and Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. It’s so hard to choose! Favorite grownup books: Elemental by Whitney Hill
Kacee Eddinger, Youth Collection Librarian
Programs you plan or oversee: Kids Read Collection areas of interest or expertise: Fairy Tales, Writing/Composition, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Favorite kid’s books: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima Favorite grownup books: Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin.
Rose Marie Binger, Library Assistant
Programs you plan or oversee: Story Time and Story Walks Collection areas of interest and expertise: My passion is helping people. As for materials, I LOVE audio books because I really struggled to read as a child and audiobooks are what helped me learn to love reading. I also really enjoy picture books and chapter books. There is always more to learn! Favorite kid’s book: Rainbow Fish and Shel Silverstein were my favorites as a child. Nowadays I really like The Tiny T. Rex series by Jonathan Stutzman and Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich. Harry Potter however, was the story that made me a life-long reader. I read/listen to the whole series every year! Favorite grownup books: There’s too many, and I think this is always a trick question. My top five are: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffran Foer, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Subject to change depending on the day.
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: I love to help patrons find books that will help them be stronger readers in English and Spanish. I also enjoy picture books that are funny and great for reading out loud. A particular aspect that I admire from picture books is the art. Therefore, you will find me researching the illustrator’s technique. Favorite kid’s book:The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson, Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems, and El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin Favorite grownup books: I usually go for teen books to read during my free time, but here are some of my top three grownup books: Sus Fríos Ojos Azules by Yolanda Martínez, El Poema de Mio Cid, and Doña Bárbara by Romulo Gallegos.
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
Andrea Fiegel, Teen Services Coordinator
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Collection areas of interest and expertise: Picture books, chapter books, and children’s non fiction. Favorite Kids Books: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Favorite grownup books: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, and The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey