Miss Amy, Youth Services Manager
is a graduate of Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has worn many hats in her professional life, from organic farmer to artist to children's librarian, which have enabled her to leap tall buildings in a single bound while juggling the many managerial responsibilities of Alsip-Merrionette Park Library's Youth Services Department.
Miss Kathy, Assistant Manager
is a 2012 graduate of Dominican University. Kathy describes herself as an advocate for literacy and life-long learning.
She's also a diehard Cubs fan and a great admirer of children's author Virginia Lee Burton. One of her favorite Burton books is Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
is an early literacy advocate who continually strives to create literacy-enriched programs for the children in her community. She has a passion for travel, and a desire to bring the world home to young children. (Click to see Flickr pictures of Miss Wendy in Morocco and Ephesus, Turkey.)
has been at the Alsip-Merrionette Park Library for over 30 years. She started as a page and worked her way through the library until she found her niche in Youth Services. She loves to travel and has been able to incorporate her experiences into programs that inspire children to learn more about their world.
is a new addition to the Youth Services staff, but has been working in libraries for over 17 years! She started working in libraries while in high school and earned a Masters in Library Science from U of I in 2007. Her other interests include working in veterinary medicine part time as a vet tech and animal rescue/ fostering. Her favorite children's book author is Ezra Jack Keats and really enjoys doing programs with preschoolers in particular.
says one of her favorite things as a child was visiting the library. She decided early on that she wanted to share her enthusiasm for books and information, and to help children learn to navigate the library to find whatever they want or need to know.
has a B.A. in History from Beloit College, and plans to pursue a master's degree in the library field. She loves young adult literature, and one of her favorite authors is Melina Marchetta.