Your Friendly Librarians ~ Here to Help You
Janice has been the library director since August 29, 2012 but she has worked at the library since the current building opened in May, 1995. She is passionate about the library and providing its patrons with the best possible service. So if you ever have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to share!
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family including her three grandchildren or read, of course! Her favorite authors include James Michener, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich and Diana Gabaldon. She also enjoys shopping, antiquing, and the occasional bicycle ride.
Email Janice at email@example.com.
Library Assistant, Teen Services, Magazine Collection Coordinator
Growing up, it was inevitable Mandy had her nose stuck in a book. Some kids get in trouble for not reading enough; when Mandy was a kid she got in trouble for reading too much! It is no wonder she fits right in at the library as an adult. Now Mandy is in charge of the magazine collection and trying to convince the teens she’s cool enough to run their program (so far it might be working).
When she’s not at work, Mandy can be found with her family. Her husband, Brian, is as much of a theatre and music nut as she is, so they might be on stage blending their voices together for some good cause; goodness knows you won’t find Brian in the audience if he’s not on stage! Ian and Natalie, Mandy and Brian’s kids, have also been bitten by the spotlight bug. They like the limelight as much as their mom does, although Mandy swears it comes from Brian’s side of the family.
Mandy is a Marshall County native, and is passionate about keeping her county and community vibrant. She is an advocate for the area’s arts programs, and encourages people to commit their time: whether that is performance or audience participation, it’s worth it. Come find Mandy…she’d love to chat with you!
Email Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
In Alyssa’s previous job she was a preschool teacher. She loves working with children and seeing their minds and imagination grow. Her love for children has made her a great match for becoming the new children’s book coordinator. Alyssa is also our Interlibrary loan coordinator, so if there’s ever a book or DVD our library doesn’t have that you’re interested in checking out she’s the one to talk to. She’d love to help!
In her free time she loves to play and spend time with her daughter, Scarlett. She loves to spend time outdoors, camping, working with animals, and of course getting lost in books!
Email Alyssa at email@example.com.
Library Aide, Family Storytime Leader, Summer Storytime Leader
Lesa’s role at the Marysville Public Library is one that is an envious one for some and terrifying for others. She currently leads Family Story Time on Thursday evenings, at 6:45 p.m., during the school year, as well as the Summer Library Program for children during the off-school months. Lesa also facilitates the afterschool Homework Center for students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. This is a free program where any student may come to do their homework, get help with a subject, or read a book.
An elementary teacher in her former life, Lesa finds enjoyment in helping children discover a real joy and love of reading. Early literacy is an area in which Lesa has a deep passion. She works to incorporate early literacy techniques in the story times, and strives to be a resource for parents in working with their children.
In other areas of Lesa’s life, she enjoys substituting and volunteering at her daughter, Allison’s school, being involved with her church, playing with her cat, Gracie, and sewing and scrapbooking (did someone say Cricut?).
Check out her blog: Small Town Story Time Lady
Email Lesa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Aide, New Acquisitions
Debra grew up in Oketo and remembers coming to the Marysville Public Library as a child. At that time the Library was located on Main Street and the childrens’ section was located in the lower level. She loved reading mysteries and remembers reading a series of books called “Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Detectives”. She now is a dedicated Stephen King fan with a lifelong goal of reading and owning all of his books and that goal has been met so far. She also enjoys John Grisham books. Debra’s past employment experience includes working in the accounting and secretarial fields. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas State University in her early 40’s and believes no one is ever too old to learn. Debra will be cataloging new acquisitions and handling overdues and hopes to teach some computer classes at the library. She and her husband Steve enjoy their cats, flower garden, NASCAR, model railroading, watching DVDs and reading.