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Meet the GPL Staff

Our staff is committed to providing excellent customer service in a reliable and friendly manner.

Jen Barton, Library Director

Jen Barton began working for the Genoa Public Library in the fall of 2009 as a part-time staff member.  Within a year she was promoted to Children's Librarian and officially took over as Director in July 2011 when Susan Walker-Haemker retired.  She is married and has four kids.  She has been involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, AYSO, P.E.O., and is a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa.  When Jen is not at the library, you can catch her sewing or knitting, gardening, or reading.

Adrienne, Library Associate

Adrienne was born and raised in Chicago.  She began working for the Genoa Public Library in September 2011.  She enjoys her interactions with GPL patrons, whether it is doing some research or finding the latest book by by their favorite author.  Her favorite quote is "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures" by Thorton Wilder.  In her free time, Adrienne likes to spend time with her family, read magazines, and watch movies.

Alyssa, Library Associate

Alyssa has been working at the Genoa Public Library since September 2017.  She has a passion for books which has led her to work in the library.  Her favorite genre is Young Adult because of how it helps teens develop.  Alyssa loves her Youth Services and Social Media position because it allows her to be creative, and find fun and exciting ways to engage the community.  When she’s not working you can find her at a bookstore, reading, or bingeing something on Netflix. 

Sara, Library Associate

Misty, Library Associate