The Junior Library staff

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

Mrs. Connie Cole, Junior Library Manager says "I loved reading books to children when I taught first and fourth grade or substitute teaching. At the library the past eighteen years I have loved reading to children of all ages.  I also am happy to recommend books to parents, teachers and students." Mrs. Cole can be contacted anytime by email at coleco@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Mrs. Becky Oswalt, who has been with the Library since 2011, is the Early Childhood Programming Specialist. She says, "Some of my goals at the Library are to find new and creative ways to get kids interested in reading." Mrs. Oswalt 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. Cole's favorites include “The Golden Egg Book”  by Margaret Wise Brown. And books by her favorite authors are Mo Willems with Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie books, Rosemary Wells and Max and Ruby books. “Harry the Dirty Dog”and “Harry at the Beach” give a lot of laughs.  “The Giving Tree,”  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,”  and all five of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s “Starcatchers Series” are favorites to share with older children. 

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 Readers:

Do you think you know how to survive in a dangerous situation? 

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has a new series of non-fiction books entitled Edge Books: Facts or Fibs by Kristin J. Russo.   The book Survival Facts or Fibs covers survival techniques for surviving in the woods, the desert, the ocean, the extreme weather, a fire, and an animal attack.  By reading this book, you will learn the real facts about survival techniques and those you may have heard of but that are really not true.  Learning these facts might save a life. The series includes the following subjects:  Animal Facts or Fibs,  Human Body Facts or Fibs, Space Facts or Fibs, and Survival Facts or Fibs. Find the series on the new non-fiction shelves in the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Junior library.

Lori Hodkinson