Originally from mid-Ohio, I made my move to Florence, Kentucky in October 2022 to work at BCPL’s Florence Branch. Florence is a unique community and I enjoy the wide variety of questions that come through the door every day. From an early age, I have been passionate about books, information, and the sharing of personal experience and stories between people. I seek to support library staff, the local community and the people around me both inside and outside of the library. 

I volunteered at my high school library when I was a sophomore. While attending Ohio State University at Marion, I was once again working in a library, and found my path to getting my Master’s Degree in Library Science. Before moving to Kentucky, I was working at my hometown library – a library I visited often when I was growing up! Although it was bittersweet saying goodbye to Ohio, I have found new friends, experiences, and great food since moving!

Along with libraries, I have a deep passion for art, nature, the environment, and animals. On nice days you will find me roaming about outside at different parks and walking paths with my partner and my 2 dogs, or exploring local food joints and attractions. As I continue to get more settled in Boone County, I hope to become more involved with the community and the people who live here. With such a rich history and so many things to do nearby, I have a lot of exploring and learning in my future! As I experience more, I hope to assist in identifying ways the Library can respond to the needs and wants of the community. 

Interested in working for BCPL? Check out our current job openings!

Meet the BCPL Board of Trustees

Barbara Hill – President

Dr. Eric Jackson – Vice President

Chris Lange – Treasurer

Don Trame – Board

Emily Myers – Board (coming soon)

Meet the BCPL Executive Director

Carrie Herrmann – Executive Director

Meet the BCPL Directors 

Jennifer Timmerman – Youth Services and Outreach Director

Bridget Striker – Boone County Borderlands Archive and History Center at Boone County Public Library

Sherri Slavey – Human Resources

Jeff West – Facilities

Samantha Sizemore – Business Services Director

Michael Savarino – Information Technology Director

Jennifer Cheek – Public Relations and Marketing Director

Dawna Bach – Public Service Director

Meet the BCPL Branch Managers 

Melissa Fulton – Branch Manager, Main Library

Amy Foster – Branch Manager, Scheben Branch

Angela Grandstaff – Branch Manager, Hebron Branch

Erin Rhoades – Branch Manager, Florence Branch

Sharon Franklin – Branch Manager, Walton Branch