Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Nikki Womack is the newest member of the Silver Lake Public Library team – she started working here May 2015.  Nikki likes Nikkiworking @ the Library because she enjoys meeting people in the community.

Nikki’s favorite book is Jellicoe Road.  “I could read this book over and over and never get tired of it.”  Her favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

Nikki has four siblings – 1 sister and 3 younger brothers.  Her favorite place to travel is Maine and hopes “to travel the country more later on in life.”

 

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Tracey DeShazo has been the Youth Services Librarian for 15 years.Tracey reading

Tracey says:  My faith plays a central role in my life. My husband and I have been married for 31 years and I am very thankful for the life adventures we share together. We have 3 children. Our daughter is married and gave us our first Granddaughter! She just turned one in July. Our sons have both graduated from high school and are in the process of moving into the next phase of their lives.

I love the Library because it is a free resource for everyone and I like being a part of that. I plan, create and implement programing for the youth in our community. I love the relationships I have developed with them and I am always looking for new and fun ways for the Library to meet their needs.
Working at the Library is not all glamour and excitement, but it is a wonderful special place that brings help to those who need it and fun to those who are looking for it. I am happy that I am a Librarian.

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Emily Marasco, Assistant Director, lives with her husband Joe outside of Valley Falls.  Joe is a retired Army

Cory giving Emily a Minecraft lesson

Cory giving Emily a Minecraft lesson

officer.  They have a small cattle and hay operation.  One of their dreams is to sell sides of beef to friends.

Emily has a son Ryan and a daughter Lexy and is step-mother to Angela.

“I love all things cooking & baking, traveling & READING!  Some of my favorite things are laughing with my husband, children and life-long friends, going to movies & finding unique places to dine all over KS & MO.”  Emily also loves babies and cats.  She is addicted to Lawrence, KS – home of the Jayhawks.

Emily has traveled all over the United States, Mexico, Hawaii, Bermuda and the Caribbean.  She is currently planning a trip with 5 girlfriends to celebrate life and relax.  “Hopefully on a beach somewhere!”

Silver Lake Stories – Episode 4

Francis Wehner and John L Wehner share the history of their family businesses

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Nancy Huske, Circulation Librarian, has been working for the Library since 2011.  She likes working for the NancyLibrary because of her love of books and people.  It gives her the opportunity to help others find and enjoy books.

Nancy has lived in Silver Lake since 1978.  She has three children – one who lives in Topeka and the other two in the KC area.  Nancy favorite hobbies are working in the yard, reading and traveling.

She can’t really define a favorite book or movies.  She enjoys reading so many different authors who write biography, autobiography, fiction, suspense and mystery novels.

Nancy loves traveling.  “My favorite locations to visit are Alaska, Destin, Florida and anywhere in Colorado.  I would describe myself as energetic, fun-loving and giving.”