Matthews Library Staff

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

Sheila Redcay, director

Favorite Books Are About Several of Her Favorite InterestsGobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods by Andrew Collins is about the archeological dig of a civilization in Turkey believed to be 12,000 years old; The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa by Ruth Plumly Thompson was published in 1926 but just recently discovered by Miss Sheila. It is vintage children’s writing and illustrations at their very best; and The Demonologist: A novel by Andrew Pyper was a fast moving and fun thriller, horror, literary mystery, and travel novel all in one book.

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 Books: You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado and the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.

Her favorite authors include Melody Carlson, Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Max Lucado and Linda Goodnight; Kathy is a mother of a son and a daughter and enjoys spending time with her children.  Her hobbies include crocheting and crafts.  Kathy’s favorite part about working in a library is interacting with children who come into the library andn help people find what they are looking for. 

Angela Michael, assistant, blog writer, and website editor

Favorite Books Read in 2013: Lost by S.J. Bolton, Criminal by Karin Slaughter, The Space Between Us by Anna McPartlin, Valley of Ashes by Cornelia Read, Deep Down by Deborah Coates, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.

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.

Shayne Tyrpin, assistant

Favorite Books Read in 2013: The Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, and Divergent trilogy.

Shayne enjoys reading action novels and is a fan of Veronica Roth, Shel Silverstein, and Lemony Snicket.  A graduate of Northern Lebanon High School, she attends Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon campus.  When Shayne isn’t working at the library, she enjoys gardening, drawing, reading, and redecorating her room.  Her favorite part about working at the library is the quiet atmosphere and the easy access to so many books.

Timothy Stoessel, assistant

Favorite Books: The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria; No Longer Human by Usamaru Furuya and Osamu Dazai; and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.

Timothy likes to read science-fiction and mysteries; his favorite author is Douglas Adams.  A graduate of Northern Lebanon High School, he is now an undergraduate at Lebanon Valley College in Annville.  In Timothy’s spare time he enjoys reading, watching anime, playing games online, and karaoke.  His favorite thing about working at the library is its peaceful atmosphere.

Cherrie Boeshore, volunteer

Favorite Books: Collected Poems of Robert Service; Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty; The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman; and Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round by Marisa McClellan.

Cherrie is a fan of mysteries, but she loves the access to the diversity of reading material library offers.  In addition to reading, Cherrie’s hobbies include knitting, gardening, preserving food and being outdoors.