Meet the Staff
Karen, Teen Zone Librarian
Karen is happy to help you with your reading, homework, and computer needs. She loves to read (of course!), bake, bowl, travel, go to concerts and movies, and spend time with her family. Karen wishes she could teleport and also wishes she had a time-turner a la Hermione in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Here are two facts and one lie about Karen. When you see her, tell her which one you think is the lie: 1) Karen has received her school letter from Hogwarts. 2) Karen saved her brother’s life. 3) Before working at the library, Karen was a trapeze artist at the Bellagio for the Circ de Soleil.
Sarah, Teen Zone Assistant
Sarah was raised in various states/countries from Tennessee to New York to England and back to Kansas. You might hear her called Miss Sarah by Central students because she used to work in the library there. She loves to read and discuss sci fi/fantasy books, especially steampunk. Her hobbies include; arguing with her cat, gardening at the Central garden, Potlucks, karaoke, and reminding people to push in their chairs! Though she tries to eat only fresh, organic, and local foods, Sarah can not resist Peanut Butter M&Ms.
Philip, Teen Zone Assistant
Philip got his start with the library by helping run the monthly Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournaments. Still a child, or teen, at heart, he plays Super Smash Bros. Brawl competitively, traveling out of state most weekend to compete in tournaments for money. He enjoys teaching the finer points of playing Brawl during his weekly sessions Wednesdays from 3-4pm. If he isn’t busy with desk work, he openly accepts challenges and remains undefeated in the Teen Zone to this day.
Molly, Teen Zone Assistant
Molly is a Gemini vegetarian who loves nothing more than spending the afternoon with a cup of coffee and a good book. When not helping kids find great books to read at the library, she can be found writing her own that she hopes someday make it on to the library shelves. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, and attending concerts, plays, musicals, and the ballet.