Michelle McMorrow Ramsell
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with concentrations in English Journalism and a Master of Library and Information Science, both from Kent State University. Michelle distinctly remembers her first trip to the Tuscarawas County Public Library as a child when she got her first library card and checked out a book to teach her dog how to do tricks. Michelle is a member of the American Library Association and an active member of the Ohio Library Council. What Michelle likes most about being a librarian is the opportunity to connect with the people and the communities the library serves. Michelle is active with the downtown New Philadelphia business organization, Leadership Tuscarawas Board, Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition, and Women’s Success Series planning committee. Beyond reading, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband exploring backroads in their convertible or riding trails on their bikes, spoiling her two Golden Retrievers, buying books (or anything really) for her granddaughter, and spending time cooking in her kitchen. 

Brian Herzog
Assistant Director
Originally growing up in Sandusky, Brian attended the University of Dayton and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing, with concentrations in Philosophy and Psychology. After working in the business world designing websites and living in Maine for a few years, Brian decided to switch careers and went to Kent State University to earn a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. This was followed by working 15+ years at a library in Massachusetts, before returning to Ohio to be closer to family. When reading, Brian enjoys offbeat and absurdist fiction in print, and history and science as audiobooks. Outside the library, Brian enjoys exploring (whether by car or by foot), making and repairing things, and is an amateur competitive marksman.

Nikki Stoldt
Fiscal Officer
Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business and Economics from Muskingum University. Her favorite book is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Nikki is an active member of the Ohio Library Council. Nikki enjoys budgeting and forecasting for the library and has been impressed by how passionate library staff are about books, children, service, and education. Outside of the library, Nikki is the Auditor for the City of Dover, board member for the Dover City Schools Education Foundation, and she is very active in Dover athletics due to having four children who love sports.

Kathy Long
Deputy Fiscal Officer
Kathy holds an Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology from Kent State University. Her favorite book is Flag of Our Fathers by James Bradley. Kathy enjoys her role at the library, and especially enjoys working alongside such a professional, helpful, and friendly staff. She is an active member of the Ohio Library Council and the Ohio Library Fiscal Officer Association. Outside of the library, Kathy is heavily involved with her church and serves as their treasurer. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and going to the beach at Hilton Head Island.

Jennifer Groff
Human Resources Coordinator
Jennifer graduated from Kent State University with an Associates degree in General Education. Her favorite authors are Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber. As a child one of Jennifer's favorite books was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and she currently enjoys reading it to her children. Jennifer is an active member of the Ohio Library Council and the Tuscarawas County Society for Human Resource Management. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family. 

Robyn Guedel
Adult Services Manager
Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Her favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. What Robyn enjoys most about her work is being able to help people find what they need. Robyn is a member of the Ohio Library Council as well as the New Philadelphia Lions Club. Outside of work, Robyn is a huge movie buff and spends most of her free time at the movie theater.

Cara Randall 
Support Services Manager
Cara received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Cara has too many favorite books to pick just one, but the book that has been her favorite the longest is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. She loves interacting with the community in the library because each day she learns at least one new thing. Cara is a member of the Ohio Library Council. When she is not at the library, she can be found playing with yarn and sheep.

Larry Ritchie
IT Manager
Larry attended Kent State University and holds degrees in both Education and Computer Information Systems. His favorite book is Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi. What Larry likes most about working in libraries is that there is never a dull moment. He enjoys getting to do different kinds of work and always being able to learn something new. In his free time, Larry enjoys weight lifting, karate, reading, and classic rock music.



Leigh Burnham
Technology Training Coordinator
Leigh received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master of Arts in Public History from Wright State University. Her favorite author is L.M. Montgomery. While she loves all of Montgomery's work, her life-long favorite is the Anne of Green Gables series. (She has even traveled to Prince Edward Island to experience the places Montgomery wrote about.) Leigh enjoys being able to share her love of reading and everything the library has to offer the community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, traveling, and doing anything crafty. 

Megan Kovalaske-Grimm
Public Relations Associate
Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Dayton. Megan enjoys informing the community of the wonderful programs and events the library has to offer. Her favorite book is the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Megan is an active member of the Art on the Alley Committee and the Ohio Library Council, a past member of the Leaders of Tomorrow Committee, and a past member of the Ohio Library Council's Marketing and Public Relations Division. When not at the library, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the United States, and rehabbing old furniture.



Lacy Bartley
Mobile Services Supervisor
Lacy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with a Concentration in Performance from Kent State University. Her favorite book is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, but she loves A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and anything written by Sue Monk Kid. Lacy's favorite thing about working for the library is being surrounded by books and getting to interact with customers. Outside of the library, Lacy loves to write, theatre, and acting. She hopes to one day publish a children's book.

Emily Crilley
Strasburg Branch Supervisor
Emily holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies from Kent State University. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis is her favorite book. Emily loves serving the adults and children of the Strasburg community. Leading storytime and encouraging kids to have a passion for reading are a few of the many things she enjoys about her job. When not at the library, she spends time with her family and is actively involved in her church, leading a young adult group and teaching the youth class. 

Melissa Dean
Technical Services Supervisor
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ohio Northern University. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is no coincidence that her daughter is named Harper. What Melissa loves most about working at the library is the great staff and selecting new titles for our customers to enjoy. Melissa is an active member of the Ohio Library Council. She volunteers for the Quaker PTO, serves as Vice President of the Quaker Ladies, and is on the board of the New Philadelphia Youth Softball League. Outside of the library, Melissa and her children enjoy riding bikes, hiking, swimming, and playing board games.

Tabitha Johnson
Tusky Branch Supervisor
Tabitha holds an Associates of Arts in English and a Bachelors of Arts in History from Kent State University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter Series and mystery thrillers. Tabitha volunteers for multiple local organizations and loves meeting new people along the way. What Tabitha loves most about working at the Tusky Branch is the shared comradery that is built amongst staff and customers. Tabitha takes great pride in getting to know her customers and treating everyone with kindness and respect. When she's not working, Tabitha enjoys spending time with her family, taking vacations, obsessing about Walt Disney World, and being outdoors. 

Christine Pierpoint
Sugarcreek Branch Supervisor
Christine has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville. Her favorite books are inspirational novels and books based on true stories. Christine is inspired each time she conducts storytime and watches the children’s faces light up as she reads to them. Christine is an active member of the Ohio Library Council and enjoys working with Garaway Local Schools. When she is not at the library, Christine enjoys gardening and spending quality time with her grandson.

Courtney Wallace
Bolivar Branch Supervisor
Courtney earned a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Earth Science from Moravian College. Her favorite thing about working at the library is making connections with adults, teens, and kids. Courtney’s favorite author is Robin Jones Gunn and she loves all things Marvel, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, and is a loyal Hufflepuff. In her free time, Courtney enjoys singing, photography, and traveling.