Head of Youth Services

Miss Jennifer

Miss Jennifer came to the Frankfort Library in 2008, after earning her Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She can be found helping patrons at the Youth Services desk, sharing board books with our youngest patrons at Wee Ones story time, and coordinating children's programs, Fairy Tale Trail, and the Summer Reading Program.  Miss Jennifer also maintains the junior fiction, early chapters, and junior non-fiction collections, and is more than happy to help you find your next favorite book or author. 

Miss Jennifer is a big fan of all things fairy tale, be it classic or re-imagined.  She will read almost anything, but favorite genres include fantasy, science fiction, and history.  Favorite authors include Mo Willems, Kate DiCamillo, Brian Selznick, Rick Riordan, Jonathan Stroud, Richard Peck, Patricia Wrede, Jane Austen, Garth Nix, C.S. Lewis, Tamora Pierce, and J.R.R. Tolkien, just to name a few!   Her most recent favorite was the False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen.

 

Youth Services Librarians

Ms. Sarah

Ms. Sarah works with both teens and toddlers.  You may see her at the local high schools or middle schools--but you'll also find her in the library either in the teen section or with the toddlers during Toddler Time.  Some of her favorite storytime books includeThe Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey & Don Wood, The Napping House by Audrey Wood, Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Seeger, The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, and One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. 

 

You'll also see Ms. Sarah occasionally hosting a chess club meeting or filling in for pajama storytime, as well!

  Sarah has her masters in library science from University of Illinois and has worked at FPLD since 2009.

 

Educational Specialists

Mrs. A or Miss Sandy

Mrs. A came to Frankfort Public Library in the fall of 2009 after a 26 year career in elementary education.  She had worked with children in K-8 in a multi-age setting. With a Master’s Degree in Education and her years of experience in the classroom, she has truly enjoyed the transition into the library setting. She has a deep love for reading and writing so she always enjoys being able to help the young patrons with books that would be appropriate for their abilities and age.

Her responsibilities include preschool story time and special programs for children in grades K-2 such as Mad Science, Jr. Her newest program is the Sensory Story Time for children ages 3-8 who need help with sensory processing and other developmental delays. She is so excited to serve this wonderful group of children and their families. She also orders the picture and early reader books. 

Being one of the Education Specialists in the department, she is a liaison for the library with District 161. She also presents book talks at the elementary schools. She plans to work closely with the school as the Common Core Standards are implemented so that the library can provide assistance for students, families, and teachers. She also hopes to develop a good working relationship with other community organizations.

Some of her many favorite children’s books include Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester, Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, We Are in a Book by Mo Willems, Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry, Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne, and Bailey School Kids by Dadey and Jones.