Meet us!

Julie Harrison


Julie has been working at the Verona Public Library for seven years, leads toddler and sensory friendly story times, and serves on the Wisconsin Book Award committee.  If Julie could only eat one food for the rest of her life she would pick sushi. Julie’s favorite illustrator is Marla Frazee and her favorite picture book writer is Mo Willems.  She would definitely NOT let the pigeon drive the bus (well, maybe, for five bucks)!

Leah Portz


Leah has been working at the Verona Public Library for three years, but before that she was an intern and worked during the summer reading program. Leah presents preschool and baby story times, and is also the teen librarian, facilitating a weekly anime club.  Her favorite picture book is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble but she loves the “Falling for Rapunzel” puppet show.  Leah loves puppets and her favorite might be the elephant puppet.

Mary Ostrander

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Mary started working at the Verona Public Library in the summer of 2015, and was a practicum student the fall before. She presents outreach and everybody story times. Her favorite picture book author and illustrator is Peter Brown. She enjoys programming for school-age kids, and loves board games. Mary also loves puppets and her favorite is the hippo.





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