Susan Schuler has been a children's librarian for 21 years, mostly in suburban NY and now here in FL. In 2005, she was named a New York Times Librarian of the Year. When she's not at the library, Miss Sue can be found researching her family history. She loves to help people find just the right book. Bark George and Phantom Tollbooth are just two of her favorite books. (There are hundreds!) The best part of her job is singing and dancing with babies and toddlers. She is not a professional singer, but you probably already knew that.
Librarian Assistant II
Kaley is an absolute blast to be around! Her creative ideas flow out and through her pen to her paper, and out into the Children’s Room. Her favorite book series is Dork Diaries and loves anything Disney! Being a craft connoisseur and resident artist, she is always looking for fun, creative, and exciting ways to make her programs, and decorate the Children’s Room. When not working, she auditions for local films in the area, setting herself up for actress stardom! All-in-all she’s bubbly, fun, ready for anything, and always looking to help those in need. You can always catch a smile on her face when you come into the Children’s Room!
Eyelash Crested Gecko
Yoshi Pookie Pookerson is an eyelash crested gecko. She joined our Youth Services team on October 6th, 2021 after our young patrons successfully read 5,000 books during our 2021 Summer Reading Program. She enjoys taking naps and resting in leaf hammocks. Be sure to say hello the next time you visit!
Library Assistant II/Outreach
Colleen began working at ELCL in March 2015 as Miss Sue’s assistant in the Youth Services Department. Starting in September 2017, Colleen became known as T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) Mom during her tenure as Teen Coordinator. However, she came back to her roots in June 2022 and continues to enjoy her job which is primarily in the Children’s Room. Want to know what day of the week is her favorite? That’s easy – it’s any day she’s singing/dancing/playing with our littlest of patrons! Outside of work, Colleen can be found on the sidelines of a soccer field cheering for her youngest daughter, enjoying time with her two young adult daughters, making up reasons for family get-togethers, and answering to the every need of the head of her household, the family cat Anya B.
Youth Services Manager
Nicole is a former classroom teacher and current Mom to three humans and two pugs. She is currently working on her second graduate degree at USF in Library Science. When she's not working, carpooling, making a family dinner, or studying, you can find her nose in a science fiction, magical realism, or fantasy novel. If you don't see her behind the Children's Reference desk, she's probably singing the ABCs with toddlers or tending the garden. Nicole enjoys creating fun youth events and programs as well as helping readers find a new favorite book.