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Christy DeMeulenaere, Director
Christy has been the director at Ray Library since 2014.  She has a gift, she remembers every person who walks through our doors, what they like to read, and how she can help.  She lives in Ray with her husband and her beautiful daughter, Erin. They have a miniature dachshund, Spencer, and sometimes Spencer wears sweaters. One of her favorite book series is the Chronicles of the One by Nora Roberts. Bring her coffee and you have a loyal friend forever.

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Mary Barnes, Assistant
Mary is a homeschooling mother of 4 who loves walking to work at the library.  If the library is open but there are no cars outside, it's her!  Mary really likes to read non-fiction, but one of her favorite books of all time is Nine Stories by JD Salinger.  Mary is enthusiastic about kids and helping them find new ways to learn and grow.  She is a hobby homesteader with over 50 animals, 4 gardens, and even mushroom beds!  Mary does our children's events and social media.

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Melissa Gaffke, Clerk
Melissa is a student at Oakland University majoring in Biology.  Her favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.  Melissa is fun and creative, but she's not afraid to give you the side eye if your idea needs work.  She's a cut throat collection weeder with an eye for details and a can do attitude.  She will do literally anything asked of her and do it well.  When Melissa isn't busy in the library or classes, she likes to hike, practice photography, and plunk out a few notes on the piano. 

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Alyssa Naniewicz, Clerk
Alyssa is a Linguistics major with a Spanish minor at Oakland Univeristy.  One of her favorite books is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  Alyssa truly loves to read, sometimes we have to physically remove books from her hands.  If you need a recommendation from our YA section, ask her, she's probably read it!  Alyssa also does a really good job keeping stats.  She is an amazing musician and she plays the violin for OU's Chamber Orchestra.  In her limited free time she also likes to run and take photos.