Shannon Reid-Wheat – Library Director
AKA: Zombie Slayer/Master Detective/Macgyver
As Library Director, Shannon wears several different hats. You could find Shannon working on daily library operations, talking Readers’ Advisory with patrons, ordering and processing new books, or spraying weeds in the parking lot on any given day. Shannon loves working at the library! When not at the library, Shannon lives in the huge metropolis of Admire where she grew up, but was transported back to in a time machine. She spends her off time with her family, her dogs, and reading as much as time allows.
Michelle Gibson – Youth Services/Assistant Librarian
AKA: Lion Tamer/Nerdmigo
Michelle loves working at the library where the “What to Read” list grows longer, and the patrons spoil the staff with free food. You can find her doing messy crafts during Story time, updating the social media pages, or spazzing over the new kids books. During her time off, Michelle is usually cutting firewood, doing landscaping, playing with her daughter, or trying to squeeze in some reading. Her favorite movie series is the Avengers or anything Marvel. Team Loki!
Aimee Roberts – Interlibrary Loan Clerk
AKA: The Finder of Obscure Books
I love working at the library because I get to be around books every day, and I am a total book nerd!!! I enjoy helping our patrons ILL books or DVDs no matter how obscure, though it does make it difficult sometimes. As part of my work-study in high school, I would go and be a library aide for the high school librarian two afternoons a week. I immediately applied at the Council Grove Public Library when a job became available and have loved my job ever since! My favorite book would have to be “Little House on the Prairie” because I loved reading about all the adventures that Laura did while living on the prairie! I also enjoy playing, or watching others play, the 90’s computer game Oregon Trail and listening as the others panic because they’ve lost yet another member of their wagon train.
Abbie Schroeder – Clerk
AKA: The Youngin’
More often than not, I am the quietest (and most awkward) person in the library. I can assure you all, though, the rest of the staff has promised to beat that out of me. Haha! Maybe someday you’ll find me helping you without any awkward mumbling. Aside from that, my personality tends to fall into the bubbles of nerdy and a little imaginative. From that has come a little game I like to play while shelving where I choose a title of a book I’ve never read and thinking up a plot for it. (Sometimes, they don’t match.) Overall, I’m excited to be working here and hope for plenty of adventures with the library.
Garion Wirsig – Clerk
AKA: Scarion Garion the Librarian
I like fantasy, medieval, science fiction, action movies, and world history. I love to develop book ideas and also enjoy drawing fantasy world maps. My favorite animal is the turtle and a close second is the pelican. On the subject of animals, my family currently has sixteen cats. two dogs, one parakeet, and one chicken at our house. To wrap things up, I am the weird one. “PEH-HELICAN!!! AAOOOWW!!!”
Kim Gant – Clerk
AKA: Goomba Stomper
I love books, video games, and movies. I like helping young readers find books to read. I have two cats, Peet and Lilbitz, and when I’m not at the Library, I am usually hanging out with the hubby and cats.
Yes, we are crazy. No, you shouldn’t worry. Yes, we love our library!
AKA: Social Butterfly
Katy is new to the Library staff but is always excited to be here! She has always had a love for books growing up reading Judy Moody. Katy is currently pursuing her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. When she is not at the Library, you can find Katy at the city lake where she lives, or rounding up her nieces for an adventure. She loves binge watching the bachelor/rette with her cat and can get a little too involved in the reality T.V. show. Katy is so eager to get know each patron, so the next time you need help with finding a book, don’t forget to ask her, “Who will get the final rose?” (Katy has currently left the library to pursue her degree in teaching at Emporia State University. She has promised to come back to volunteer and check out books. We wish her the best of luck; any classroom will be lucky to have her!)