Staff

Modern Library

Martha Wall, Director

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I began serving as the Director of Selover Library on January 1, 2022, but I have worked at Selover Library since 2006. As part of the library staff, I cataloged movies, ran the library’s social media, wrote newspaper articles, designed signs and displays, and planned events. Among the programs I brought to Selover Library were Homeschool Book Club, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Nerf Wars, and interactive movie nights. You may have seen me around the community representing Selover Library at Highland schools, parades, and the fair. I look forward to furthering Selover Library’s goals of being a primary source of information, instruction, leisure, cultural opportunities, connection, and innovation for the members of our community. Before joining the library, I was a high school English teacher, a technical writer and editor, and a bookstore clerk. In addition to Ohio, I have lived in Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Virginia. I received my undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and my Masters from the University of Hawaii. I founded the Morrow County Homeschoolers group and am a 4-H advisor. I am married to Alan and have two children. We live on an old farmstead in Morrow County, where we have four cats, a snake, and a smattering of chickens. I enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, and letterboxing. I enjoy reading a variety of books: nonfiction, young adult and middle grade, romance, fantasy, mystery, classics, and literary fiction.

Julie Brown

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2021. Currently, I work in circulation at the library. My husband Tim and I have been married for 38 years. We have 2 married daughters and 5 granddaughters. We also have 2 dogs and 6 chickens. I like to cook and experiment with recipes for special diets and have managed to keep a sourdough starter alive for several years. I have traveled to Scotland and stayed on the Isle of Skye, fulfilling a wish from a childhood folk song. I play the French horn, piano, and am presently having a lot of fun leading children’s music with an after school Good News Club. I enjoy reading cookbooks, gardening books, biographies, and books that are encouraging and uplifting. I love a happy ending!

Connie Henthorn

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 1994 (wow!). During that time I’ve worn many hats! Currently, I catalog books and magazines, take care of junior and young adult sections, and decorate the library. I’m a mother of 3 and now a proud grandma of 9 grandkids ranging from 11 to soon to be 18. They keep me very busy in their lives (which I love). I especially enjoy cheering them all from the bleachers while they play sports. I love to knit and crochet on many looms and enjoy gardening in the summer. I enjoy reading science fiction, mysteries, and contemporary books.

Brielle Kincaid

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2019. Currently, I facilitate Storytime with the children at the library, create Take and Makes with Hope, and manage the library’s website. I’m married to Isaiah, and we have three children who have been an integral part of helping with Storytime; we love reading, singing, dancing, doing crafts, and doing other activities together. We have 1 cat, 3 hermit crabs, 2 turkeys, and 20ish chickens. I enjoy cooking, baking, camping, and gardening. I have enjoyed playing music since I was six, and the instruments that I play are piano and guitar (which I sometimes use during Storytime). I love traveling, and my two favorite trips include one where I went to Ireland (a dream since childhood, since I have a great deal of Irish ancestry in my family tree); and the other was a cross-country road trip coast-to-coast in the United States where we traveled 7500 miles, stopped in 22 states, and drove over 115 hours in 18 days. I enjoy reading historical fiction, cookbooks, classics, and DIY books.

Hope Messmer

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2020. Currently, I work in circulation and create Take and Makes with Brielle. I’m married to John, and together we have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We have a dog, several barn cats, a flock of sheep, and boar goats. I enjoy auctioning, gardening, farming, cooking, baking, family time, and going on adventures with my grandkids. We are a third generation Highland Local School family and I worked at the Middle School Library for 18 years. I have never lived outside of Morrow County. I enjoy reading mysteries, biographies, young adult, and children’s books.

Mark Tingley

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2022. I moved to Fredericktown in June 2021 with my wife Mary, dog Gracie, and cat Olivia. I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I spent 30 years in public education, and I have been a high school physics and math teacher, a middle school principal, and a superintendent. I have been a huge Green Bay Packers fan my whole life and have made a few trips to Lambeau Field to watch the Packers play. I enjoy Ham radio, chess, classic rock music, and electronics. I also enjoy reading history, especially about World war Two. 

Alan Wall

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I’ve worked at Selover Library since 2006. Currently, I manage STEM Projects and Programs including Robotics, Drones, and 3D Printing. I also select and manage Karen’s Campus book requests. I’m the resident IT guy; I run library reports, and help fellow staff members and patrons with computer questions. I’m married to Martha, and we have 2 teenagers (Cora and Elliot). We have 2 indoor cats and several outdoor cats. I also raise chickens, enjoy vegetable gardening, and tinker with home improvement projects. I spent 20 years in the Navy, and during that time I lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and California and saw many interesting things. I also enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, and letterboxing. I enjoy reading science fiction, history, technology, and space books.