• John Grayshaw, Director 

John started here at the beginning of 2015. He lives in Middletown with his wife and two children. He loves Middletown and hopes to continue to make the library a real asset to the community. He reads mostly science fiction, but also enjoys a mystery sometimes.

  • Barbara Scull, Librarian

Barbara has worked at the library since 1997. She lives in Lititz, PA. She appreciates all the patrons who “keep us on our toes,” and she loves the variety of jobs she does. She enjoys reading/listening to mysteries, general fiction and memoirs that are character-driven with strong, sometimes even “quirky,” lead characters.

  • Andrea Black, Children’s Librarian

Andrea rejoined the staff in 2019. She likes this library so much that this is the second time she’s been our Children’s Librarian! She lives in Harrisburg and spends her free time playing outside and learning to ride the unicycle. On rainy days, she likes to read picture books or nonfiction.

  • Kim Vulatic, Library Aide

Kim has worked at the library since 2005. She lives in Middletown. She likes the cozy environment of the library and thinks it offers a more personal feel between patrons and staff. Hearing children’s laughter during story time days and summer reading programs make for an enjoyable day. She enjoys reading a variety of books especially historical fiction and non-fiction and recommendations from patrons.

  • Beth Zeller, Library Aide 

Beth has been at the library since 2012. She lives in Lower Swatara. She enjoys working at the library and sharing her love of books. She likes to read a variety of genres and books.

  • Lori Smith, Library Aide

Lori started working for the library again in 2013. She was born in Middletown and has lived here almost her whole life. She said she loves the small town feel of Middletown, its beautiful homes, and the town’s rich history. Lori likes to read either inspirational fiction or mystery/horror in her spare time. She said, “I know it is a weird combination but it is what I like. I don’t get a lot of free time, so I don’t waste time reading anything I don’t enjoy.”

  • Daphne Hess, Library Aide

Daphne started as a volunteer in 2013 and a staff member in 2014. She is delighted to come to work each week. She enjoys reading mystery, fantasy, comedy, and sometimes suspense/horror books. Her all-time favorite author is Diana Gabaldon and she can be lost for days in one of her novels.

  • Patrick Frownfelter, Library Aide

Patrick came to the library as a volunteer in 2016 and joined the staff in 2017.  He finished his MSLS degree at Clarion University in 2019. Also in 2019, he started working for the PA Department of Education as a Library Assistant. He loves everything about libraries and what they do for the community.  He enjoys reading a wide variety of genres, but particularly likes scifi/fantasy (esp. Neil Gaiman), classic and contemporary literature, graphic novels, theology/religious works, and philosophy. He also likes literary tattoos and plans to add more until he has no more room!

  • Jeri Blanch, Library Aide

Jeri has been volunteering for the library since 2013. She lives in Highspire. She has always been a voracious reader and likes being around books, interacting with the patrons, and learning new things. She reads a variety of genres-biographies, history, philosophy, inspirational, classics, light mysteries, historical fiction, and just plain old good stories.