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Meet the staff


Heather Johnson,  Library Director

I am excited to join the staff of WBOFL as its newest  member. I come to this position having thirteen years of library experience.  I received my graduate degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from The University at Buffalo.  I am passionate about library services, programming, and equity of access. I look forward to getting to know the Walton community and in learning and growing together.  On a personal note, my favorite genre to read are memoirs. I am especially drawn to stories of people who have overcome difficult life circumstances and who in turn find ways to make the world better for themselves and others.  I enjoy spending time with my family, the arts, and world travel.

April Epps,  Children's Librarian 

I have recently joined the team as our Children's Librarian, and I'm very excited to be here! I love reading, learning and watching children's eyes light up as they learn new things. My favorite genre to read is romance, but I will read anything that captures my attention. With our vast resources and programs available to our community free of charge, I look forward to meeting new patrons and helping everyone's knowledge grow.

Vina Byrne, Clerk

I have lived in Walton for 23 years and worked in the library for 22 of them.  I have been married for 51 years.  One of my main interests is caring for my six animals.  I LOVE to read and scrapbook!  My favorite book is a true crime story titled "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser."  I love working in the library!  Our library is so beautiful, has such a nice environment, and there is always something to learn.  I also enjoy visiting with our patrons who talk with me about their families.

Kerry Hart, Clerk/Processing

I have worked in the library for twelve years.  I enjoy laughing and chatting with the patrons about books and current events.  My favorite things to read are romance and about art, but I love everything else too!  I love reading and learning, so getting to help others experience these things in the library is special to me.  We have so many awesome resources for people to take advantage of and I just love to help people find what they are looking for or even discover a new interest.

Other Key Players

Sheryl Edwards, Business Manager

Steven Condon, Maintenance 

Cheryl Benson, Custodial

William B. Ogden Free Library Board of Trustees:

Robbie Jean Rice, President

Glenn Miller, Vice President

Lynda Preiser, Secretary

Sandra Gregory, Treasurer

Jim Kane

James Haggerty

Kathleen Harby

Rachel James

Jessica Backus-Foster

Judy Wildenstein

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