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Lewis. Other favorites include The Book
Thief by Markus Zusak, Unaccustomed
Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Poisonwood
Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, The Samurai’s
Garden by Gail Tsukiyama, The Boys in the
Boat by Daniel James Brown, The Glass
Castle by Jeanette Walls, Don’t Let’s Go to
the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller, Frog
and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel, and
Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley.
Her outside interests include
genealogy, traveling, camping, knitting,
listening to “all types” of music, and
cooking. She has incorporated her love for
books and cooking by implementing the
Library’s popular “Cook the Book” monthly
cookbook discussion and potluck at Woods
Branch. She currently leads the Mystery
Book Discussion at Main Library every
other month, and the Award-winners Book
Discussion at Woods Branch.
Lynne serves the greater library
community through her volunteer service
as coordinator of the Management and Administration
Division Action Council of the
Ohio Library Council. In her spare time, she
enjoys volunteering at her church and at her
daughter’s school and swim team meets.
@ Shaker Library
Meet Bertram Woods Branch Manager Lynne Miller
Lynne Miller has been serving the community as a librarian since
2003. Before moving to Shaker to become Branch Manager, she
worked as a manager at the Columbus Public Library. She also worked
as the Children’s Librarian at the public library in Waterloo, Iowa.
“One thing I am especially proud of from my former life as a
children’s librarian is writing a grant that established an outreach
program, called Traveling Tales, to daycares and preschools,” says
Lynne. The grant secured funding for a van and for story time kits that
made the rounds to child care facilities in the Waterloo community.
A native of Kansas, Lynne has a degree in psychology from the
University of Kansas. Before earning her Masters in Library Science
from Indiana University, she worked in child care centers at the YWCA
of Kansas City and the University of Kansas. She did a short stint as a temp where she
gained experience working in an office, cooking in a cafeteria, sorting mail in a warehouse,
and working on an assembly line.
“The best part of my job is working with Library customers and staff. I meet so many
interesting people and I learn something new from them every day,” says Lynne, who credits
her parents as her earliest influencers in her love of reading.
“My parents, who read aloud to my sisters and me, told us that they wouldn’t buy lots
of toys, but we could have any book we asked for.” Lynne’s high school librarian, Mike Printz
(for whom the Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence in young adult literature is
named) made research fun. Her grandmothers, Hazel and Grace, taught generosity and
kindness and the importance of keeping an open mind, qualities that serve Lynne well as
Lynne enjoys reading literary fiction, short stories, narrative nonfiction, and children’s
picture books. Her all-time favorite book is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.