Theresa Brader, Assistant Library Director

Theresa joined the City of Leon Valley in 2015 as Assistant Library Director.  A degreed librarian with incredible childhood education skills, Theresa's primary focus is on children's programming, particularly storytimes and summer reading.  It's been said that Miss Theresa does a "mean Hokey Poikey".  You'll need to come in to see that one!

Theresa's favorite thing about working at the library is putting a smile on a child's face.  She loves putting her storytelling skills to work for an audience of short people!  She also puts together great sensory activity centers for the kids during events.

Kids need a great book to read?  Come visit!

Sherry Watson, Library Tech

Sherry has been with the library over 10 years now!  Known throughout Leon Valley for her artistic talent, we are incredibly fortunate to have her on staff.  Her art work can be seen on our annual Summer Reading Program and Holiday window designs as well as the in progress mural in our children's department. Sherry keeps us all in line and is our major detail person, spearheading all the behind the scene workings of the library.

 

She is also famous for her 3D creations that can be seen throughout the library.  Self taught 3D printer expert at the library.  Come see her creations!   

Rosemary Tijerina, Library Clerk

Rosemary joined the library staff in 2014 after working in City Hall for a year.  Her beautiful smile and true desire to help people are widely known.  She's a great library ambassador at our circulation desk!

When asked her favorite thing about working at the library, she answered without hesitation, "the people, especially our regulars."  Those of you that come to the library often know that Rosemay adds a very special personal touch and connects with our customers in an incredible manner.  

Need a smile?  Come visit Rosemary!

Cathy Zanatta, Library Aide

Cathy joined our team in November of 2017 and has proven to be a huge asset!  Formerly a teacher and school counsellor, she slipped into her part time position effortlessly and already knew many of our library members, so she was destined to be one of us!

 

Already indespensible, Cathy shares her love of children with the community doing storytimes as needed and lending a helping hand anytime asked.  Her support behind the scenes makes a huge impact on what we can offer you.  Thank her for the signage on the shelves, we were lost before she showed up!

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Melinda Tokmehdash, Library Aide

Melinda is a resident of Leon Valley and joined the library team in 2018.  Her ready to help nature and smile, plus the fact that she and Rosemary speak MUCH better Spanish than the rest of us, make her the go-to lady!  

Ms. Melinda is our detail person, helping us keep our library in order - thank her for helping us keep things where you can find them!

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Deb Moreno, Library Aide

Deb has been with the library for seven years, often working evenings and weekends.  She loves music and has taken the Young Adult collection under her wing, advising of great new reads.  Detailed?  Absolutely!

Favorite things?  Being surrounded by books and working in a library she affectionately compares to the TV Show Cheers, where "everybody knows your name".  

John VonGruenigen, Library Custodian

John joined the library staff in 2013 after serving at the Public Works Department for 25 years!  John is a constant smiling presence in the library, ready to help at a moments notice.  Need help getting books to or from your car?  John is happy to help!

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