Wondering who's behind this thing? Wonder no more!
Allison has a wide variety of interests and hates limiting herself, which is why she became a librarian. She’s always felt that in a library, learning never has to be limited and you can pursue any interest until you’re satisfied. She loves nerding out over a variety of things, and the highlight of her week is almost always working with the Teen Minecraft Club. The Provo City Library will forever hold a special place in her life because it’s where she met her husband (office romance FTW).
Amber has worked at the Provo City Library since the spring of 2000. It was only supposed to be a short-term job choice but she fell in love with being a librarian and can't imagine ever doing anything else. With a busy home life, she has learned that it is possible to squeeze in reading in little chunks throughout the day and is usually in the middle of reading or listening to 2-3 books at a time.
Amber is an east coast transplant with a love for travel, being outdoors, and exploring life. She has worked in either libraries or archives since 2006 and is working on finishing her Master of Information. When she is not at work or studying, Amber can be found outside in a hammock or acting out books with her two children.
Amy loves science, history, and digging in the dirt. She graduated in Anthropology and Archaeology and loves to learn about the world around her, both past and present. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, making (and eating) delicious food, and traveling. She is originally from the Las Vegas area and has spent the last 10 years in Utah. She also enjoys playing the cello, learning about science and the natural world, and watching her favorite cooking channels on Youtube.
Ann-Marie has worked at the Provo City Library since 2004 (well…except she left from October 2012-February 2016 to work at two libraries in Virginia, but she missed PCL so much, she came back). She is the head of the teen services and periodicals teams; loves the smell of fresh cut grass, clean laundry, and chocolate chip cookies; and is the favorite aunt to 6 nephews and 2 nieces!
Ashleigh grew up in Alberta, Canada and moved to Utah 12 years ago to attend university. She got her BA in Media Arts and loves creating in any form - although writing, sewing, and embroidery are some of her favorites. Ashleigh also loves reading, going to the movies, decorating for the holidays, road trips, and curling up with a mug of tea on a rainy night. She was a volunteer at the library for a year before being hired as a librarian and loves being a part of the Children's Department.
Breanne has been working at Provo City Library since 2008. She loves to try new things and every time she gets into a new hobby that she is pretty sure she will do for the rest of her life, a new, different hobby comes along that she's pretty sure she could spend the rest of her life with. Despite her wayward nature, she has an abiding love for cooking, music, and being a librarian!
Camry has loved reading ever since she was a toddler. Some of her favorite memories are reading books with her mom each night before going to bed for all of her younger years into pre-teen years. She has always loved children and has enjoyed working with them in various settings including preschool teaching, and was thrilled to be hired to work in the Children's Department as a Librarian. She loves travel, Disney World, fireworks, palm trees, singing and fall leaves.
Carla has been a Provo Librarian since the spring of 1999. She loves serving this community and her biggest mission in life is to help educate people on the many, many, many amazing ways the Provo City Library can make life better. In her spare time she likes to cook, ski, golf, play games, sleep, and, of course, read almost anything she can get her hands on.
Caroline is a Provo girl born and raised and as a child she was a frequenter of the Provo Library's children's programs. As an adult, she is a reader of pretty much anything (except for fantasy) and a firm believer that people who don't like reading haven't found the right thing to read. She is a lover of trivia, art, movies and cheesy t.v. and loves to curl up with a book and some fast food.
Claire has been a children's librarian since 2016. She studied film at BYU and teaches the weekly Kids & Cameras filmmaking class in the Basement Creative Lab. Claire loves putting up displays and making the bulletin boards in the children's department.
Emily is a Californian who survives the cold Utah winters by curling up with a blanket and a book. She became a librarian because she decided that the best job imaginable was one that surrounded her with books. Although reading is her first love, she also is passionate about writing, crafting, and eating chocolate.
Erika is the Community Relations Coordinator here at the library. She has degrees in media arts and media education. Among other things, she hosts a variety of programs, arranges all of our Attic exhibits, manages the Basement Creative Lab, makes infographics, and tries to make boring emails slightly less boring. When not at the library she spends much of her time reading books about construction vehicles and bugs to her two small boys.
Hannah is a librarian that has worked at the library since 2016 and has jumped between several departments including Community Relations, Reference, and Children’s Services. She’s makes friends wherever she goes and thoroughly enjoys finding ways to make people smile. When she’s not at the library she can be found playing D&D with her husband and friends, practicing her book binding skills, or trying out new recipes.
Joella has been a children's and youth services librarian since 2002. She loves stories and thinks books are very good company. And she is not above dressing in costume if the need arises (which it often does!).
Jen is a Texan at heart who has enjoyed serving the community of Provo as a children’s librarian since the summer of 2013. Much of her childhood was spent reading in a wicker egg swing that her enabling dad hung in her bedroom. Her bibliophilic tendencies eventually led to a BA in Humanities from BYU and an MLIS from UW. She loves spending time with her four kids and her 20 lb. Ragdoll cat, as well as watching home improvement shows and predictable Hallmark movies. She dreams of renovating her 40+-year-old home and of someday eating gelato in Italy.
Karissa is a Children's Librarian that started off as a Story Time Performer here at the library. She loves working with children, being creative, and reading, making this job the perfect fit! In the past she has taught theatre classes and directed multiple musicals for Summer Theatre for Youth camps. She has always had a love of books, and the powerful impact that libraries have in the community.
Jamie is a native of Arizona who swore she would never live in Utah. Well, she came up to BYU in 2005 and never left! Jamie has 5 little ones at home that she loves to watch figure the world out. In college, she actually lived across the street from the library and would stop by every day after class to take home as many children's books as she could carry and then sit on her floor and read them all. While she still hasn't managed to read every picture book in the library, she loves being a Children's Librarian and helping little ones get excited to read.
Marcie is a reference librarian who gained her love of libraries as a child by attending storytimes at the Provo City Library when it was located in the Carnegie building on 100 East. When she’s not reading you might find her hiking, biking, or watching almost anything with a British accent.
Melinda was an ambitious child who wanted to be everything when she grew up, so she became a librarian. She earned her BA in Visual Arts and is pursuing a master's degree in Library Science. Though she's lived in Utah for a while, Melinda hails from the east coast and has lived abroad; wherever she may roam, she always gets a library card! When not working here (at the best job EVER), Melinda can be found enjoying delectable foods and watching movies. She also enjoys reading (of course), art, learning languages, driving, traveling, dancing, and laughing heartily.
Rikki is a born wanderer and is happy that her meandering spirit led her into a career as a librarian. She loves being surrounded by books, media, and endless information, and other people who appreciate those things, too. She enjoys warm beverages paired with engrossing conversation, being outdoors, taking her dogs for rides in the car, travel, film, and food.
Shaina is a Montana transplant who is still occasionally surprised by sales tax. She came to Utah to earn a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Humanities at BYU and has worked at the Provo Library since 2015. Her favorite things in life include traveling, watching HGTV, listening to audiobooks, following politics, and petting cats. She dreams of owning a yellow farmhouse, chickens, bees, and a miniature Jersey cow named Hyacinth. She intends to befriend Audrey Hepburn in the afterlife.
Tiffany has loved books from a very young age. She grew up listening to her dad read classic literature to her and her siblings. Reading is one of her favorite things to do especially children’s literature. In her downtime she likes to spend time with her family camping, playing games and going to the Theatre. She enjoys making crafts with her nieces and nephews and eating cookies that somebody else bakes.
Caitlyn has spent her life in a struggle to find her “one thing.” In college, this manifested itself in her switching between several majors, from engineering to Spanish and everything in between, until she finally settled on neuroscience. She graduated with her BS from BYU with the realization that there would never be “one thing,” because she wanted to learn everything! Thus, she became a librarian, which allows her to use her various acquired skills quite often and to learn more each day.
Larissa is new to Provo, having moved here recently from her hometown of Las Vegas. She picked this area to be closer to her nephews and niece, and can’t believe how lucky she is to work at the Provo City Library! When Larissa’s not at the library, you can find her at her other job as a middle school English teacher. Clearly, books and words are her “thing!”
Maegan is a reference librarian. She has been working in different libraries for just over 5 years and absolutely loves it. Maegan loves to talk books, movies, and board games. When she isn’t working in a library or reading a book of fairy tales she is often sewing quilts and sketching.
Nicole is a reference librarian who hails from Northern California. She has a BA in Anthropology and loves learning about people and cultures. If she’s not at the library you can find her attending or watching baseball games at home (and if it is the offseason, she’s thinking about the next season). Nicole also loves autumn and winter, bears, cheese, and spending time with her family
Sarai used to get in trouble for reading during math class, so she decided to be a librarian so she could talk about books all day. Sarai is also a published essayist. When she's not reading or writing, she likes to sew, bake pies, play with rabbits, and go to the movies.
Suzanne has been a librarian for 25 years. While much has changed in libraries over those years, the best things have stayed the same – books, books and more books and the readers who come to the library to get them. Having lived and traveled abroad in the years before becoming a librarian she enjoys fiction set in far-away places and nonfiction that broadens her understanding of the world.
Tiffany currently works as a Librarian in the Children’s Department. She is interested in how children learn and develop and she especially loves learning about the brain. Tiffany loves helping children find books that they are excited about. Tiffany is married (she had her wedding reception at the Provo Library Ballroom!) and has three young readers at home. Curling up before bed and reading a chapter of the current read-aloud is a family favorite. She also loves food, especially Indian, Thai and of course, chocolate.