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Adrienne has worked in youth services for over a year and can't imagine a better job.

Adrienne is married with two kids that are homeschooled. She loves reading, dungeons and dragons and just being nerdy with her family. In her spare time, if she's not gardening, she is sure to be crafting.

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Allyson is the Head of Circulation at Salina Public Library. She grew up in Salina and graduated from Salina Central. After high school, she spent several years living on the East Coast before returning to Salina in 2011.

Allyson believes in lifelong learning and as a former instructor, she conveyed to her students the importance of reading and reading comprehension in order to always be increasing one's knowledge base. Allyson's reading preferences include recipe/cook books, self-awareness and self-improvement books, and books, blogs, articles, and etc., that help her to stay up on current events.

She earned a BA in Applied Behavioral Science from Ashford University and an MEd in Education from Concordia-Portland University.

When not working at the library, Allyson enjoys exploring and perfecting new recipes, walking her two fur babies, binging on the latest Netflix find, and spending time with family & friends.

Allyson can be reached at circ@salinapublic.org.

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Amy Adams is the library’s assistant director.

She is a native Salinan and received a B.A. in English from Bethel College in North Newton. Amy is a voracious reader, picking up anything from fantasy, graphic novels and pop fiction to classics and literary fiction. She loves “Dr. Who” and “Game of Thrones” and admits that she is a bit of a nerd. Her more homespun hobbies include cooking, failing as a gardener, writing, singing and laughing a lot with her husband, children and friends.

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Ashley Will is an Information Services Librarian at Salina Public Library. Ashley graduated from the Utah cohort of Emporia State University with her Master's in Library Science and moved to Salina, Kansas for her current job soon after her graduation ceremony in January 2017. Ashley is married to James Will and they have three cats.

Ashley can be reached at infoservices.ashley@salinapublic.org

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Ben is the Information Services Programs Coordinator, putting together the adult programs and crafts at Salina Public Library.

After falling in love with theatre in high school, he went on to complete a BFA in Theatre with a focus on Stage Management from Emporia State University. He is an avid reader who enjoys Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Plays, Classics, and LGBTQ+ Fiction/Nonfiction. When not at the library, Ben enjoys watching true crime shows and comedies, trying out new recipes, seeing live theatre, crafts/sewing, and spending time with his partner.

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Kandy works as a circulation clerk at the Salina Public Library. She is a life-long Salina resident. She holds bachelor’s degrees in religion and education and master’s degrees in human services counseling with a cognate in Christian ministries, history, and professional writing from Liberty University. Aside from working at the library, she also teaches online classes in writing, history, and classic literature. She is married with two sons, who have always been homeschooled. Her hobbies include reading, visiting historical sites and museums, collecting historical items, and, of course, writing every chance she gets.

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Lori Berezovsky is the Information Services Outreach Librarian at Salina Public Library.

A native of DeKalb, Ill., Lori spent only one summer detassling corn for DeKalb AgResearch and made an impressive $2.35 per hour. She stayed in her hometown and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. and M.A. in art history. Lori moved to Kansas in 1990 with plans to get a Ph.D. in art history from KU, but that quickly turned into attending Emporia State University and receiving a second master’s degree in library and information science. She met a fellow library student named Nick and they married over spring break just before graduating.

Lori enjoys reading about, looking at, and researching anything having to do with art or art historical matters. Every spring she encourages her 30 fruit trees to bear well, and gardens on her three acres in Saline County. She appreciates the style of the 1920s-40s, and can often be found knitting, cooking (and eating) delicious Italian food, obsessively playing Words with Friends or working a crossword puzzle.

Lori can be reached at infoservices.lori@salpublib.org.

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Neva Heikes has been a circulation clerk here at the Salina Public Library for three years and has lived in Salina for over 20 years.

A northwest Kansas native, she moved to Nebraska to get a BS in Biology with a wildlife emphasis from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. While there she volunteered at the Lillian Rowe Sanctuary during several crane seasons giving tours, helping at the sanctuary and helping with injured birds. She has been a part of the National Audubon for over 20 years with memberships at the different local levels. She still enjoys volunteering time with the local chapter, Smoky Hills Audubon, as vice president and the state chapter, Audubon of Kansas, as a chapter representative board member.