Meet the Staff at Your Library
Chris Waddell serves as director for the library. She started working for the library in May 2001. She attended KPLACE (Kansas Public Library Administrators Continuing Education Program). She started out cleaning the library and then joining the staff as preschool story hour lady in 2001. She became director in 2006. Chris has been involved in the Chamber of Commerce and the Festival/Swan Fest projects in town. She started the once a month Saturday night movies for families. She enjoys reading Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, and Nancy Pickard books.
Janet Reynolds began working at the library in June 1979, just after her junior year in high school. She has worked in every aspect of the library during her 38 years as part of the staff. In 2002, she returned to school and got her Library Media Specialists degree, as well as completing Level 6 of the State Library certification program. Janet is involved with the Historical Society and started a Genealogy Group in 2011 to meet the needs of the community. Summer Reading, Summer Library Camp, Story Hour on the Road, and collaboration with the local schools to do Dr. Seuss and Kansas Reads to Preschool are some of her favorite library activities. Janet likes to read Karen Kingsbury, Tracie Peterson, Jodi Picoult, and almost any of the Amish fiction stories.
LaVeda Riggs began working at the library in July 2006. She is known to the children as Miss LaVeda as she plans and directs two preschool story time programs each week. She enjoys reading Janet Evanovich, other mysteries, and local history. She is an avid Andy Griffith trivia and movie fan.