Staff and Board


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.

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Chris serves as director at the library.

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.

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Janet at Dr. Seuss Day 2013 sharing with La Cygne Elementary Preschool and Kindergarteners.


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.



Sara Porter (in yellow sweater) began working in 2019 for the library. She works Thursday, Friday and every other Saturday.

Library Board of Directors

Beverly Burke– President
Les LeMaire –Vice President
Chris Abeyta–Secretary
Jamie Curtis–Treasurer
Debi Doering–Member
Connie Capps–Member
George Nunnemacher–Member

1 Response to Staff and Board

  1. Debbie Seely says:

    Howdy, howdy! Just checking in for the upcoming mini-golf partnership. This is Debbie Seely, I talked to Janet in the past. We are on track to pick up the golf set in the next few weeks. Our event is scheduled for July 14. Do you have a date chosen yet? We are still planning (hoping) to partner with you to be able to return the golf set to Beloit. I have
    been in touch with Rachel at Port Library and we are set to be able to pick up week of June 20. So far, no one else has reserved it this summer–that is amazing to me. We hope to get it here and be able to embellish each hole to dress it up. My email is Our # is 913-837-2217. If you have any questions, please let me know. So excited to offer this to our respected patrons!

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