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Upcoming Events

Bricks & BeadsFri, August 19th - 4:00 PM
Stories & StretchesSat, August 20th - 10:00 AM
Last Day for Bonus BingoMon, August 22nd - 12:00 AM
BabytimeMon, August 22nd - 10:00 AM
Toddler TimeTue, August 23rd - 10:00 AM

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Meet the Youth Services Team

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Image of Keri in the library. Keri - Youth Services Manager
Miss Keri has a Master of Library and Information Science degree with an emphasis in early literacy. She has worked at the Waukee Public Library since 2013, and previously worked at the Carlisle Public Library (IA) and the Basalt Regional Library District (CO). Miss Keri enjoys planning and producing fun and sneakily educational programs for all ages of children and teens at the library, and loves helping young readers find new titles to enjoy.
Eliza - Children's Librarian
Miss Eliza has a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a focus on children’s literature. She joined the Waukee Public Library in 2019, and she previously worked at the Amherst Public Library (MA), and in a variety of museums doing educational programming for kids. Miss Eliza loves Science Comics, kiddie yoga, and any opportunity to wear a costume.
Melanie - Youth Programming Specialist
Miss Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She most recently spent several years as a stay at home mom raising three daughters, volunteering at school, church, and as a Girl Scout leader. Visiting the library and participating in the in children’s programs was a regular activity for Melanie and her daughters over the years. She joined our team in 2022, and she is excited to be leading WPL's Toddler Times. Miss Melanie is thrilled to be a part of your child’s literacy journey.
Photo of Betsy Betsy - Children’s Programming Outreach Specialist
Miss Betsy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has spent the last ten years working in schools with students and families in Iowa. Her passion for early education led her to the Waukee Library in 2021 where she enjoys visiting early education facilities around the community and encouraging young readers to explore all the library offers. In her free time, Miss Betsy enjoys reading and getting outside with her family, especially to hike or ride bikes.

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