Matthews Library Staff

Meet the dedicated staff who serve your reading and research needs here in northern Lebanon county!

Sheila Redcay, director

Favorite Books Read in 2012: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Defending Jacob by William Landay; and Mr. Penumbra’ 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Sheila’s favorite genres to read are mystery and thriller, and she enjoys reading books by the authors Robert McCammon, Steve Berry and Joseph Finder.  Sheila has a B.A. in English Literature from Lebanon Valley College.  Selected as a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Scholar, she earned her Master’s degree in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  She enjoys storytelling with puppets and created the Polka Dot City Puppet Theater at the library for people of all ages to enjoy.  Sheila is a lifelong Rolling Stones fan and is considered by many of her colleagues to be the librarian “most likely to one day meet Keith Richards.”  Her favorite part about working in the library is that she has “access to millions of books!”

Kathy Smith, assistant

Favorite Book Read in 2012: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo and A Mile In My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson.

Her favorite authors include Max Lucado and Linda Goodnight; Kathy is a mother of a son and a daughter and enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking when she’s not working at the library.  Kathy’s favorite part about working in a library is that she can help people find what they are looking for. 

Angela Michael, assistant, blog writer, and website editor

Favorite Books Read in 2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Wide Open by Deborah Coates; Shock Wave by John Sandford; and The Complaints by Ian Rankin.

Angie loves to read crime/mysteries, suspense/thrillers and literary fiction and has been a longtime fan of the authors S.J. Bolton, John Connolly, Karin Slaughter and Anna McPartlin.  Born and raised in Lebanon County, Angie is a graduate of  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in Ed.  An avid library patron from a very young age, Angie began working at the library in 2002 and launched the library’s blog, “A Series of (Un)Fortunate Reviews” in 2007.  Her favorite parts about working in the library are cruising the online card catalog, finding new books to borrow and read, recommending great books to patrons, and the surprising comments from readers and authors received on the library blog.  In addition to reading, she enjoys the scavenger hunt of the genealogy trail and developing her beginner’s sewing skills with creative projects.

Morgan Hevel, assistant

Favorite Books Read in 2012: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michele Hodkin; Private series by Kate Brian; and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Morgan enjoys reading Young Adult fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and Dystopian stories and is a fan of the authors Anna Godbersen, Simone Elkeles, Suzanne Collins, and Kenneth Oppel.  She loves to read, especially during the spring and summer because she can read outside, and looks forward to majoring in marketing and minoring in theater arts at the University of Alabama.  Morgan is proud to work at the library and enjoys her job because she gets to meet new people and help patrons find a book or fix a library computer.

Sadie Tyrpin, holiday assistant

Favorite Books Read in 2012: On The Road by Jack Kerouac; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; and Looking For Alaska by John Green.

Cherrie Boeshore, volunteer

Favorite Books Read in 2012: O Pioneers by Willa Cather; The Farm by Ian Knauer; The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig; and Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese.

In addition to reading, Cherrie’s hobbies include knitting, gardening and walking.