Miss Holly is the Youth Services Coordinator. She oversees the librarians who provide programming and do collection development for children from birth to age 18. She earned an AAS in Early Childhood Education from Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD. She graduated from IU with a BGS in Social and Behavioral Science, and earned her Master's in Library Science from IU in 2010. Miss Holly's favorite children's books are the Elephant and Piggie titles by Mo Willems. Miss Holly loves animals of any kind... she even has a pet snake!
Laraine has a cat, but the cat thinks she has Laraine. The cat’s name is Boo Boo Kitty, but Laraine has considered changing the cat’s name to Ms. Grumpy Lump. When Laraine isn’t being ordered around by her cat, she is hanging out at the local community theater. She’s a regular volunteer backstage and has even been seen on stage in a chorus or two. If you catch her reading, it’s probably a mystery, sci-fi/fantasy or poetry. Her favorite authors include Clive Cussler, Lloyd Alexander, Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters. Laraine has four sisters, one brother and never enough time.
Miss Alicia was born and raised in Terre Haute. She graduated Indiana State University in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education. She has worked as an Elementary School Teacher, and as an Indiana First Steps Developmental Specialist. Reading books has always been a favorite activity for her especially when teaching and working with children. Her favorite children’s books are a mixture of ones she read when she was little, and ones she likes to read to children now. She loves many of the books written by Eric Carle. She also enjoys Dr. Seuss, Llama Llama, Junie B. Jones, and Amelia Bedelia books.
Miss Alicia loves working at the library! She always has so much fun being around her little and big friends during storytimes and afterschool programs and she enjoys helping children find great books to read. When Miss Alicia is not working at the library, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her 9 nieces and nephews.
Hillary Rains has always known that she wanted to be a librarian. She started out as a history teacher after getting her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Eastern Illinois University in 2010. She went on to get her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. She serves as the teen librarian and oversees the teen volunteer program here at the VCPL. Hillary is into gaming, trivia, and enjoys reading fantasy, sci-fi, and non-fiction.
Miss Brittany is an Assistant Youth Services Librarian. She started volunteering at her local public library when she was 12 and became a staff member there when she was 18. She has worked in libraries ever since! She earned her BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University in 2008, her Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University in 2010, and her Master’s in Leadership Development from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2014.
Miss Brittany has been working at the VCPL since February 2013 and loves it! She enjoys programming and readers advisory for all ages. Some of her favorite books are the Harry Potter series, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, The Graveyard Book, Each Peach Pear Plum, and the Westing Game.
Cindy is the Youth Services School Liaison Librarian. She started working for the library in 1988 at Plaza North Branch doing children’s programming, then came to the Main Library in 2000. She graduated from IU with a major in Elementary Education in 1971, then taught kindergarten, worked as a secretary, was a day care provider and substitute teacher, worked for Title I, and taught preschool for several years. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from IU in 2005.
Cindy has loved and used libraries since she was a little child and her grandpa walked her to the branch near his home in Indianapolis. She enjoys reading picture books by Paul Galdone, young adult novels, and mysteries. She has two grown children; her daughter Christie was a teen volunteer and a member of the original Teen Advisory Board (TAB). She also graduated from IU and now works in Washington DC. Her son Brian lives here and has three daughters who are library users; the middle one is currently a teen volunteer and TAB member. Her oldest granddaughter and her baby son live with her and Cindy loves babysitting him while mom works.
Barbara enjoys working in the Young Peoples Department. She’s excited about the chance to do some artwork, such as window decorations, depicting the changing seasons, holidays and especially for the summer program. You will find her somewhere in the room, asking "May I help you?"