Our Blogging Team
Evan D, Editor
Evan is a once-upon-a-time journalist who became a librarian in order to provide direct public service. He enjoys helping people with reference questions and choosing law and science books for the library’s circulating collection. His hobby is designing and playing board games. He mostly reads non-fiction but has a twistable arm for good tales.
Sara P, Editor
Sara is a librarian, technology lover, and parent who loves to read fiction. Her favorite book is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
Craig B, Contributor
Craig is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) He lives, with his charming wife, in the small town of Berne, IN (in sight of the clock tower) where he busies himself keeping the Roses of Sharon in check and training his chinchilla in the ancient arts of the Ninja. Craig’s current favorite book is Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.
Megan B, Contributor
Wife, mom, sister, friend, librarian, photographer, amateur cook, professional house cleaner, and all around good person. Megan likes to chat, exercise, and travel! In her perfect world it is always sunny, 70 degrees, she gets to create, and she can eat chocolate forever without gaining a pound.
Benita B, Contributor
Benita loves history, trivia, and movie lines. She prefers to read fiction, but will read the occasional biography or books on personal finances. Her favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Becky C, Contributor
Becky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her thumb has no hint of green whatsoever but luckily her plants are forgiving. Her favorite books are The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
Carol C, Contributor
Carol waited until she was forty to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her big epiphany was that it had to be something to do with books. (duh) Carol reads several different genres of fiction and the occasional biography or history book. You can find her plying the library trade all over the county.
Tim D, Contributor
Tim is known to his friends and colleagues by the moniker “Iron Man,” and his 6’4”, 15 stone frame and 347 IQ add menace to his stunning features, chiseled in the mould of the Greek gods. (Okay, he suffers from a bit of a Narcissus complex.) In his spare moments he enjoys traveling, walking, reading, writing, research, films, festivals, nature, drumming, pubs, baseball and anything to do with words, history and “the classics.” He collects Freudian slips, and a misplaced modifier can keep his amused for days.
Angela F, Contributor
Angela loves pro football, small fuzzy animals, the world’s best nieces, and that one time she got to jump out of a plane. Her reading references are as varied as her interests, though she particularly loves quirky nonfiction and unusual memoirs. She refuses to pick one “favorite” book, but admits that her copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is particularly dog-eared.
Heather G, Contributor
Heather (Miss Heather to most) has many, many children–but none that live at her house. She is a little crafty, somewhat musical, and loves to cook and eat! She likes to read cookbooks, memoirs (a kind of autobiography) and novels. Her favorite book from childhood is Whose Mouse Are You?
Amy G, Contributor
Amy quietly played art librarian in the back seat of an Oldsmobile for years before seriously considering the profession. Her favorite books are cookbooks, picture books, atlases, books about books, and biographies (particularly artists’ memoirs). She appreciates steady penmanship, cotton paper, and handwritten letters.
Katie K, Contributor
Katie is a reader, thinker, and talker. In that order, occasionally. For spending as much time thinking about books as she does, one would think she has a lock on her favorites list. One would be wrong. A few best guesses for top honor would include Good Omens, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. She spends her non-reading free time telling her own stories, and thematically analyzing The Muppets.
Kris L, Contributor
Books … Kris loves them … she loves to read them, share them, talk about them! Her favorite book is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Emily M, Contributor
Long before becoming a librarian, Emily was an avid library patron. She enjoys reading fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, biographies, and classic children’s literature. Her favorite book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
Cheryl M, Contributor
Cheryl likes reading, bicycling, scrapbooking, travel, history, and cats. Because every life tells a story, her favorite books to read are biographies.
Karen N, Contributor
Karen has always spent time in libraries, she just didn’t know she would grow-up and (eventually) find her way to working in one. She’s picked up a smattering of useful phrases and words in languages beyond spoken English because they’re fun to know, and sometimes very useful in helping people find what they need at the library. She reads information books because they’re interesting, science fiction because it pulls your brain to other places, historic fiction because she would really like to go back in time and the daily newspaper because it’s format is old-school and it really is a good way to know what is happening in the world.
Kay S, Contributor
Kay is an avid reader of historical romance books, maybe with a little trip into paranormal land and an occasional journey into mystery world.
Mary V, Contributor
Mary enjoys reading books in both paper & digital format, loves carbo-loading before runs, and collects pin-back buttons. She is also passionate about both the idea and the actuality of public libraries, and all the resources and activities they offer to all types of customers. One of her favorite books — because there is ALWAYS more than one way to look at something — is Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld.
David W, Contributor
David is a member of the Art, Music, and Media department. He loves all sorts of film and music with a soft spot for schlocky B-horror movies, anything with Patrick Swayze, and preposterous concept albums. He adores James Joyce and Virginia Wolfe foremost, but has plenty of Neil Gaiman, Seamus Heaney, and Stephen Jay Gould on his bookshelf as well. Feel free to get in touch with him if you want to argue the merits of why The Fountain should be better regarded among Aronofsky’s works or which of The Lord Weird Slough Feg’s albums is the best.