Meet the Staff
Melissa Adkins, Director
Melissa has been working in the library field for 10 years now and has experience doing just about every possible library job there is to do! She is passionate about diverse and equitable collections in libraries and enjoys giving book recommendations to all ages. Melissa loves coffee, Sherlock Holmes, tacos, Star Wars, and her large, wonderful family!
Melissa’s favorite book is “Persuasion”, by Jane Austen.
Alice Howard, Librarian
Alice has extensive library experience spanning federal, public, and international academic libraries. She leads the great majority of our programming at EPL. Alice has a tremendous amount of passion for libraries and librarianship. She is actually a second-generation librarian, a great rarity in our industry. Fun fact about Alice: She once taught water skiing without ever having water skied herself! Alice says she is so excited to serve our patrons and she can’t wait to meet everyone!
Alice’s favorite book is “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith.
Oliver Wyrick, Library Assistant
Oliver is nearly done with their Library and Information Science degree. They are particularly passionate about collection organization! They help tremendously in our social media outreach efforts, and they are playing a huge role in the redevelopment of our collections. They will be one of the first points of service when the library opens. Fun fact about Oliver- they are a third-generation musician and have two degrees in French Horn Performance. Oliver says, “I’m just so excited to have the library open and be serving the community!”
Their all-time favorite book series is the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
William Perkins, Library Assistant