Manheim Community Library Director Paula J. CollinsPaula J. Collins

Favorite Bookish Quote:

“It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven




Circulation Desk Manager


Favorite Bookish Quote:

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

Favorite Genre:

I like most genres in all age groups. If it’s a good story, I’ll read it.


Library Assistants


Favorite Bookish Quote:

“Books are the quietest most constant of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient teachers.” – Charles William Eliot

Favorite Genre: Sci-fi



Favorite Bookish Quote: 

“For some of us, books are important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” – Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Favorite Genre:

Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary



Favorite Bookish Quote:

“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.” – Susan Wiggs

Favorite Genre:

A little bit of everything.



Favorite Bookish Quote:

“Better to get hurt by the truth, than comforted by a lie.” – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Favorite Genre(s):

Romance, Mystery, Inspirational



Favorite Bookish Quote:  “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” – Frank Serafini

Favorite Genre: 

Inspirational Romance, Spiritual, Crafts



Favorite Bookish Quote:  Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo

Favorite Genre: 

Murder Mystery




Community Relations Coordinator


Alissa Booth 

Favorite Bookish Quote: “Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.” – Terry Pratchett

Favorite Genre: Quirky Fiction, History and Science Non-fiction