Sunday, May 28, 2023

Library Welcomes New Youth Librarian

Stacy V. Wells

The Southlake Library welcomes new Youth Services Librarian, Stacy Vandever Wells.

Stacy is an experienced Youth Services Librarian, having worked in Fort Worth and McKinney libraries. She received her MLS from the University of North Texas in 1999. She has a passion for literature and learning, especially when it comes to children. She has served on various professional committees and taskforces that enhance the quality of children and teen library services across the US.   She currently serves as YART (Young Adult Round Table) Secretary; Social Media coordinator for READ (Reaching, Educating, and Advocating for Dyslexics) and recently published an article in The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Service edited by Heather Booth and Karen Jenson.

“Children are our future and we, the adults in their lives, are their guides. I take my role as a Youth Services Librarian seriously, even if I’m covered in paint from an art project or singing silly songs with a group of kids. It’s my job as a librarian to make sure each child I see at the library has a positive experience connected with reading and learning; whether that’s finding the perfect book for them, a safe place to study quietly or providing quality programming.”