Staff

Modern Library

Suzi Lyle, Director

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I’ve served as the Director at Selover Public Library for 22 years. Throughout the years, I have been very fortunate to work with an amazing staff. One of the favorite parts of my job is the joy of seeing patrons interact not only with the library staff, but also with each other at community and library sponsored events. My specific job duties include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the library and stretching Selover’s limited budget effectively. Some highlights of my time here at Selover include being a founding member of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) which allows us to share library materials with other Ohio libraries, llamas in the library, a library renovation, a building project, and a summer reading shark program that no one will ever forget! Selover’s most recent project is implementing a progressive ConnectEd card with Highland Schools. I’m married to Ric and we have shared 26 years raising our 3 children: Tyler, Mitchell, and McKenzie. We have 4 grandchildren, Derek, Evan, Harper, and Hadley, and a granddog, Luna. I enjoy flower gardening (my favorite flowers are daffodils), have a passion for antiquing, and have an addiction to collecting wooden chairs. Ric and I love to travel; a highlight of our travels was a month long trip across Europe where my favorite thing was parasailing in the Swiss Alps. Like all folks who work in libraries, I love to read. My favorite books are those that include reading with a young child nestled on my lap. 

Julie Brown

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2021. Currently, I work in circulation at the library. My husband Tim and I have been married for 38 years. We have 2 married daughters and 5 granddaughters. We also have 2 dogs and 6 chickens. I like to cook and experiment with recipes for special diets and have managed to keep a sourdough starter alive for several years. I have traveled to Scotland and stayed on the Isle of Skye, fulfilling a wish from a childhood folk song. I play the French horn, piano, and am presently having a lot of fun leading children’s music with an after school Good News Club. I enjoy reading cookbooks, gardening books, biographies, and books that are encouraging and uplifting. I love a happy ending!

Connie Henthorn

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 1994 (wow!). During that time I’ve worn many hats! Currently, I catalog books and magazines, take care of junior and young adult sections, and decorate the library. I’m a mother of 3 and now a proud grandma of 9 grandkids ranging from 11 to soon to be 18. They keep me very busy in their lives (which I love). I especially enjoy cheering them all from the bleachers while they play sports. I love to knit and crochet on many looms and enjoy gardening in the summer. I enjoy reading science fiction, mysteries, and contemporary books.

Brielle Kincaid

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2019. Currently, I facilitate Storytime with the children at the library, create Take and Makes with Hope, and manage the library’s website. I’m married to Isaiah, and we have 3 children who have been an integral part of helping with Online Storytime; Isaiah is my videographer and the children help with reading, singing, dancing, doing crafts, and doing other activities with me. We have 1 cat, 3 hermit crabs, 2 turkeys, and 20ish chickens. I enjoy cooking, baking, camping, and gardening. I have enjoyed playing music since I was six, and the instruments that I play are piano and guitar (which I use during Storytime). I love traveling, and my two favorite trips include one where I went to Ireland (a dream since childhood, since I have a great deal of Irish ancestry in my family tree); and the other was a cross-country road trip coast-to-coast in the United States where we traveled 7500 miles, stopped in 22 states, and drove over 115 hours in 18 days. I enjoy reading historical fiction, cookbooks, classics, and DIY books.

Hope Messmer

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2020. Currently, I work in circulation and create Take and Makes with Brielle. I’m married to John, and together we have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We have a dog, several barn cats, a flock of sheep, and boar goats. I enjoy auctioning, gardening, farming, cooking, baking, family time, and going on adventures with my grandkids. We are a third generation Highland Local School family and I worked at the Middle School Library for 18 years. I have never lived outside of Morrow County. I enjoy reading mysteries, biographies, young adult, and children’s books.

Alan Wall

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2006. Currently, I manage STEM Projects and Programs including Robotics, Drones, and 3D Printing. I also select and manage Karen’s Campus book requests. I’m the resident IT guy; I run library reports, and help fellow staff members and patrons with computer questions. I’m married to Martha, and we have 2 teenagers (Cora and Elliot). We have 2 indoor cats and several outdoor cats. I also raise chickens, enjoy vegetable gardening, and tinker with home improvement projects. I spent 20 years in the Navy, and during that time I lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and California and saw many interesting things. I also enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, and letterboxing. I enjoy reading science fiction, history, technology, and space books.

Martha Wall

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2006, when my husband Alan and I applied for the same position and both got hired. At the library, I currently catalog movies, run our social media, write newspaper articles, design display signs and newsletters, and run programs such as 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and (pre-COVID) Homeschool Book Club, Interactive Movie Nights, and Nerf Wars. And of course provide customer service! See Alan’s biography to learn about our kids and animals, although he forgot to mention that we also have a pet corn snake. In addition to Ohio, I have lived in Virginia, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. I enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, and letterboxing. I enjoy reading a variety of books: nonfiction, young adult and middle grade, romance, fantasy, mystery, classics, and literary fiction.