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North Judson-Wayne Township
Public Library Staff

To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community. —R. David Lankes

Our Mission 

Open Book

It is the purpose of the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library to provide all residents of the town of North Judson and Wayne Township with services, programs, materials, media and information to meet their personal, educational, cultural and professional needs. The library will utilize both traditional and innovative methods to meet the service requirements of the majority of the community.

The library hopes to function as a bridge to better futures, particularly for the young and disadvantaged. The library serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of our taxing district in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. The library cooperates with other institutions for services not provided in our facility and extends an open door for reciprocal and inter-library services.

Meet the Librarians

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Kelsie Purcell

Director

Kelsie has been working at the Library for 8 years. She loves being able to getting to know our patrons and helping them find books. A series she would recommend is The Ivy Hill series by Julie Klassen.

Email: njwtdirector@gmail.com

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Jennifer Abbey

Children's Librarian

Jennifer has worked at the library for 5 years. Her favorite part about work is working with kids and seeing how their love of reading grows! A book she would recommend to a patron is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

Email: jennifernjwt@gmail.com

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Erin Chaja

Social Media Specialist

Erin has worked at the library for 4 years. Her favorite part of her job is getting to interact with patrons in-person and on social media. A book she would recommend to a patron is Jackaby!

Email: erin.njwt@gmail.com

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Donna Henry

Bookkeeper

Donna has worked at the library for 6 years. One thing she enjoys about working in the library is being able to help her fellow staff members and patrons! A series she would recommend is the Andy Carpenter series!

Email: norjud.lib@gmail.com

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Katie Nichols

Reference Librarian

Katie has worked at the Library for the last 3 years. One of her favorite things about working in a library is getting to see all the new books, including the ones that are not released yet. A series she would recommend to a patron is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stietvater.

Email: katienjwtpl@gmail.com

Staff Picks

Looking for something new to read? Want to explore an unfamiliar genre? Our staff is a great resource. Check out some of their latest recommendations below, find them in our stacks, and let us know what you think.

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The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

Julie Klassen

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn.

Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to find her place in the world. As she and Jane work together, they form a measure of trust, and Thora's wounded heart begins to heal. When she encounters two men from her past, she sees them--and her future--in a different light.

With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane employs innovative methods to turn the inn around, and puzzles over the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place. Will her efforts be enough to save The Bell? And will Thora embrace the possibility of a second chance at love?

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V.E. Schwab

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

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Jackaby

William Ritter

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

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Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter Book #1)

David Rosenfelt

Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation, whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life. But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies, leaving him distraught - and 22 million dollars richer. Andy doesn't know how his father accumulated this fortune or why his father begged him to take on the appeal of a death row prisoner. With the help of his new found love, P.I. Laurie Collins, and the support of his golden retriever companion, Tara, he discovers a link between three of the most prominent men in New Jersey, including a senator, and his new client, Willie Miller. Willie was framed, there is no question about it, and Andy soon learns how far powerful men will go to protect their secrets.

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The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

'There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve,' Neeve said. 'Either you're his true love . . . or you killed him.'

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it all - family money, good looks, devoted friends - but he's looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we've never been before.

Library Board

Board Meeting on the second Wednesday of the Month at 7:30 PM

President

Venita Cunnigham

Vice President

Justin Miller

Secretary

Linda Schumacher

Treasurer

Erica Christensen

Other Members

David Altman
John Reimbold
Nathan Origer

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