I do not love to read. There. I said it. Judge me if you must, but it’s true. And I stand by that truth. I do not love to read.

I realize this quality (or lack thereof) makes me unlike many of my coworkers and the people who visit BCPL. After all, libraries are synonymous with books and reading. Right? So you may think it strange that, despite my tendencies, I’ve worked in libraries for 26 years. And you may wonder: How’d this happen?

Good question! When I was a kid my mom joked that I had two speeds – running and sleeping. She exaggerated, of course, but not by much. Sitting on the couch with a book in hand was not something I often did. Rather, I played outside with friends, rode and wrecked my bike, or explored the woods. To describe me as “outdoorsy,” then as now, is an understatement. And anyone who visits England-Idlewild has likely crossed paths with me.

However, I am very curious also, and that curiosity frequently compels me to sit still long enough to learn something new – sometimes by checking out a book and other times by using online resources. So, I may not love to read, but I love to learn. And what better place to learn than a library, where I can explore the subjects that interest me most?

It’s likely I make a distinction without a difference, but that’s okay. What matters most is we grow as individuals and communities.

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

Sherri Slavey – Human Resources

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

Angela Grandstaff – Branch Manager, Hebron Branch

Erin Rhoades – Branch Manager, Florence Branch

Sharon Franklin – Branch Manager, Walton Branch

Amy Foster – Branch Manager, Scheben Branch

Meet the BCPL Managers 

Teresa Sayers – Collection Development Manager

Melanie Sperling – Outreach Manager

Jill Frasher – Youth Services Manager (coming soon)

Anastasia Perez – Youth Services Manager (coming soon)

Karen Helmle – Page Supervisor/Public Service Associate (coming soon)