The Youth services staff

We love getting to know our patrons, so feel free to stop by and get to know us. Here's a little background:

Ashley Meece, who has been with the Library since 2016, is the Youth Services Manager. Ashley also works with teens while managing the Youth Services department. She loves video games, manga, unicorns, glitter, and YA books. Her favorite author is Maggie Stiefvater and her favorite book series as a kid was Harry Potter. She hopes to bring the excitement of reading and the library to the youth of the community! You can contact her at meeceas@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Lori Hodkison, who has been with the Library since 1997, is a Youth Services Associate. Since 2006, Lori has coordinated the Library preschool outreach program and has traveled to 12 Seneca County preschool sites to give monthly storytime sessions as “Miss Lori”. While working in the library, Lori does team and individual storytime  sessions for babies, toddlers, and families, and helps plan and implement programs for Summer Reading and other special in-house programs. Her interests include art, music, and science, and she loves to share the joy of books and the library with children. Lori can be contacted anytime by email at hodkinlo@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Angie Church, who has been with the Library since 2016, is a Youth Services Associate. You may recognize Angie from the Circulation Desk, where she worked before joining the Youth Services staff. Angie enjoyed reading to her children and bringing them to the library while they were growing up. Angie’s favorite book series is The Chronicles of Narnia. Angie loves finding creative ways to make reading fun, she is known for her silly voices during storytime, she also loves singing and writing songs. She is glad to have the opportunity to read to babies, toddlers, and do outreach for preschools.  She said It’s like she’s reading to her own kids all over again! You can connect with Angie anytime at churchan@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Becky Oswalt, who has been with the Library since 2011, is a Youth Services Associate. Becky loves funny picture books (especially all of Mo Willems books), and reading, singing and playing with the preschoolers at storytime, as well as getting them excited about books! Becky also has a love of sharing early literacy tips with caregivers to help prepare their little ones to read, and loves helping kids of all ages find books that will interest them! Becky can be contacted anytime by email at owaltbe@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.


Staff Reading Recommendations

Each Junior Library team member has compiled their very own list of favorites. Check them out.

Mrs. Oswalt loves picture books! Her favorites include "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood, "The Monster at the End of this Book" by Jon Stone, "The Kettle's Get New Clothes" by Dayle Ann Dodds, "We are in a Book" by Mo Willems, "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" by Doreen Cronin, "Cat Secrets" by Jef Czekaj, "Scaredy Squirrel" books by Melanie Watt, "Ten Dogs in the Window" by Claire Masurel and "Our Tree Named Steve" by Alan Zweibel.

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Just for Kids

Dear Reader:

JJ Tully, retired search and rescue dog, is the narrator of a funny book in a series named The Chicken Squad. JJ lives next door to 4 chickens who solve crimes. Each chicken uses his unique personality to help the squad in their cases.

One relaxing morning, the Squad realizes that they haven’t had their breakfast. To their horror, they discover that their caretaker, Barbara, is missing. Enlisting the help of a hamster, a cat, and other assorted neighborhood friends, the chickens follow clues until they hear of a headless bear on the loose!

Will the Chicken Squad find Barbara before the bear does? Will they get their breakfast?

Read The Chicken Squad :Beware of Bears by Doreen Cronin to find out. It is on the new junior bookshelf at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library (JFIC CHICKEN 6).

Lori Hodkinson