Featured Board Members
This adorable-little Corgi is one of three charming dogs that belong to the treasurer of the Dearborn Library Foundation, Brian Church. According to his “parents,” Wally, the wonder pup, has already begun pushing boundaries and testing commands. He’s clearly gifted and learning lots about life in human habitats. He has already conquered stairs and has learned to sit and shake paws on command. He has his big-kid collar now, and his dog tag arrives next week. You can learn more about Wally’s breed under the appropriate Dewey Decimal call number. If you don’t know how to find that specifically, our service-oriented librarians will be happy to assist. We are sorry to report that Wally is not currently available for check-out. Check back later to see if that status changes once Wally starts teething.
Serge Danielson-François teaches at Divine Child High School here in Dearborn. In addition to having a demanding job, Serge volunteers his time, great ideas, and energy to the Dearborn Library Foundation.
Ida González grew up in Puerto Rico at a time when there was no cable connection and other resources were limited. Happily, during her younger years, she enjoyed books. She recalls fondly that, “There is something about books that soothes us with their peaceful, universal language.”
Laura Geiken is from Grand Rapids, where her love of libraries began at the beautiful main branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. In college, she worked as a page there. That experience led her to her understanding of how important public libraries are to society, especially for lower-income neighborhoods and communities.
Librarian Nicole Lane orders Adult Fiction and the Book Club Kits. She also does a lot of work on the marketing and social-media side. Plus, she supervises the Adult Pages who shelve materials at Henry Ford Centennial Library. Nicole says, “I love my job. Happily, I’ve spent my last five years with the Dearborn Public Library.”
Patty Podzikowski, recently promoted to Administrative Librarian, has worked for the Dearborn Public Library for 21 years. She has been a Children’s Librarian, a Cataloging Librarian, and an Adult Services Librarian. She works closely with the public and staff, assists with collection maintenance, programming, and reference work.
Julie Schaefer has served as Deputy Library Director for the last fourteen years. Her job involves working closely with both the staff and the library collection. She also helps develop programs and services offered to the public.
Board of Directors
President - Jennifer Dickey
Vice President - Zacki Khaled
Secretary - Kimberly Roberts
Treasurer - Brian Church
President Emeritus - Steven Roberts