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 Waymire– 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.
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?”
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.
Yes, we are crazy. No, you shouldn’t worry. Yes, we love our library!
Recently “Weeded” Staff:
AKA: Shelving Extraordinaire
Hi! I’m Jess! I have loved coming into the library ever since I was a little kid going to story time. I love working at the library because I get to meet so many people and help them find what they need. I’m often a slave to shelving…I mean…I’m often subjected to shelving all the wonderful books after school. One of the awesome perks of my job is putting together the puzzles to make sure all the pieces are still in the box. Since playing Pokemon Go, I have found a Pokemon in Shannon’s water bottle; she said she felt violated. I love reading a variety of genres, but my favorite books will always be Harry Potter! 10 points to Ravenclaw!!! (Jess abandoned, uh…we mean “left” us for college. She will be visiting in the future, and we wish her luck with her schooling!)