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

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

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.


Just for Kids

Dear Reader,

A section of mostly adult books about children are on the Parent/Teacher shelves in the Junior Library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. A recent addition is “30 Life Lessons My Boys Learned from Baseball” (P/T j796.357) by Andy Norwood.  He dedicated this book to his family, all boys and girls who play baseball and the adults who love, help and encourage them.

Each chapter is a lesson and the titles are interesting so you might choose to read the book in any order. Lesson 14 “You Can’t do Anything About the Rain” reminds us of some things we cannot control.  A hard lesson to learn no matter how old you are.

Lesson 14 “You Can Learn Almost Anything” will be a handy thing to remember when, later in life you learn chemistry or another language. As Aristotle says “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.”

The shortest chapter is Lesson 5 “Play Fair.”  Do not tolerate those who do not play fair.  Because that is what is right. 

All good lessons to learn, choose this book for more lessons on baseball or maybe on life, too. 

Constance Kerby Cole