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,
Summer is a good time to visit state parks. Read “Gone to the Buzzards” by C. B. Jones for a quick visit to Bog Hollow State Park.

Austin, Ethan and Daryl Finch are on litter patrol, cleaning the park and looking for mysteries to solve. Vultures flying in the air lead the brothers out of the park to a pond construction area.  A dying vulture lies in the dirt road with ATV tracks running over its head.    Who would do that? Austin spotted a yellow trucker hat floating in the drain age ditch. Is this a possible clue?  Now it is time to talk with the park ranger.

If you liked your visit to Bog Hollow State Park, you may want to look for “The Cat’s Meow,” “Sleeping with the Fishes,” and “Kiss of the Snake” all by C. B. Jones and on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Junior library New Book shelves.


                                       Constance Kerby Cole