Libraries & Staff

Libraries & Staff

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

45 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-3335, www.ahmfl.org

Miss Aftan

Miss Aftan is the Children’s Librarian at the Alexander Hamilton Library, in Waynesboro. Miss Aftan likes to rock climb, sing along with Disney movies, create serious and silly artwork in Photoshop, and to take naps with her cat. She also loves reading fantasy books above all else, so she’s very excited to imagine lots of fun stories together this summer!

Gina Vitale is the Teen & Adult Services Librarian, with a background in art and education. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, with a BA in Studio Art and an MS in Elementary Education K-6. After working as a preschool and kindergarten teacher for about five years, she earned an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) at the University of Pittsburgh. She likes to read history, historical fiction, and dystopian novels, and also loves gardening, decorating, baking, walking, bird watching, family history, fashion, and working on art projects.

Blue Ridge Summit Library

13676 Monterey Lane, PO Box 34, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
(717) 794-2240, www.fclspa.org/locations/blue-ridge-summit-library/

Bookmobile/Book Buggy

101 Ragged Edge Rd S, Chambersburg, PA 17202
717-264-9863, www.fclspa.org/locations/bookmobile-outreach/

Coyle Free Library

102 N Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-1054, www.fclspa.org/locations/coyle-free-library/

Miss Sarah works at Coyle Free Library in downtown Chambersburg with Melbourne the bearded dragon (who is safe and sound). Her favorite things include, in no particular order: baking, reading, walking, most things Disney-related, swimming (in pools, not the oceans or lakes or ponds or rivers or creeks or bays or gulfs or any body of water that is home to fish) playing board games, watching the NBA, gardening, and spending time with her family. Miss Sarah can’t choose a favorite book but her favorite movie is The Muppet Christmas Carol. She has been working in libraries since 2008

Fendrick Library

20 N Main St, Mercersburg PA 17236
717-328-9233, fendricklibrary.org

Miss Cheryl moved to Mercersburg from Ellicott City, MD. 34 years ago. No matter where she has lived, the public library has always been a special place for her. So twenty-five years ago, she was very excited to get a job at the Fendrick Library in Mercersburg. Not only is she surrounded by books, but she also gets to work with and meet wonderful people. When not at the library she enjoys time with her family, being outside, a variety of music, and rooting for the Steelers.  Of course reading is on the list too!

Fulton County Library

227 N First St, McConnellsburg, PA 17233
717-485-5327, www.fultoncountylibrary.org/

April Leese

April grew up in Fulton County and loves visiting Fulton County Library (which her mom helped to get started and grow) and Hustontown Branch Library. She’s spending a lot of the summer growing food in her garden, making her trees grow, and watching her bees. She loves to read all sorts of books.

Grove Family Library

101 Ragged Edge Road S, Chambersburg, PA 17202
717-264-9663, www.fclspa.org/locations/grove-family-library/

Ms. Melanie is Youth Services Coordinator at Grove Family Library. After an initial career in theatre, film and television production, Melanie earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught elementary school (grades K-3) for nine years. Melanie loves interacting with children, families and colleagues at the library. She is currently living happily ever after with her beloved husband, and two magical cats, in a log house in the woods.

Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library

305 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA 17225
717-597-7920, www.fclspa.org/locations/lilian-s-besore-memorial-library/

Miss Cheyenne grew up in Greencastle and has been visiting Besore Library since she was a child. She is known for her love of cooking and baking (especially cupcakes and mini cookies). She started working at the library in 2011, since then she has had many positions within the library finally settling on Children’s librarian. She loves to spend her time off with family and friends, going on mini adventures, finding the perfect outdoor reading spot, and watching old movies. 

St Thomas Library

30 School House Road, St. Thomas, PA 17252
717-369-4716, www.fclspa.org/locations/st-thomas-library/

Deanna Leach

Deanna has lived in St. Thomas Township in the same house her whole life. She has been employed at the St. Thomas Library for almost 34 years. She enjoys doing crafts with the children at the library and talking with the patrons as they come into the library. She loves going on vacation with her husband Ross, especially to Tennessee and taking cruises.