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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.  Christy does all the hard things at the library like budgets and numbers and meetings.  Bring her coffee and you have a loyal friend forever.
Director@RayLibrary.org

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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 and she loves to write, whether that means books, staff bios, or grants.  Mary does all the less serious things at the library like popsicle stick crafts and graphics and websites.
Mary@RayLibrary.org

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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.  We like to give Melissa all the organizing chaos jobs at the library.
Melissa@RayLibrary.org 

Sarah Bart, Clerk
Sarah is also a student at Oakland University.  Christy sure does love OU students!  Sarah studies elementary education which is clearly a perfect fit for both the library and her other job at Croswell Elementary.  Sarah is an organized person who likes the library because it is a peaceful place.  But if you put her in too much direct sunlight, she sneezes, so best to keep her inside ;)  Recently she read, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and she really loved it.  Maybe you will too!
Sarah@RayLibrary.Org 

Stephanie "Cricut" Marberg, Clerk
Stephanie, AKA CRICUT, is our resident crafty lady.  Some of us like to craft...Stephanie lives to craft.  Her mind is always whirling and she's an entire library (see what we did there) of ideas.  She has a regular day job, but we think she likes us more.  She is a Ray Township resident and her husband, Justin, is a Ray Firefighter also.  Her daughter Mya loves the library and she likes to do crafts too.  It must be in their genes.  One of her favorite books is The High Five Habit, by Mel Robbins.  High Five Stephanie, thanks for helping keep us crafty chic.
Stephanie@RayLibrary.org

Nicole Gordon, Clerk
Nicole and her husband Justin moved to Ray just a few years ago to create space for her business offering outside occupational therapy programs for kids.  She has her Masters from Wayne State in OT and she is not afraid to get outside and get dirty.  She thinks we all learn best when our whole body and mind are engaged with nature.  If she's not swinging from the trees, she might be hiking with her 2 Australian Shepherds, Gus and Finn at Camp Rotary.  She brings to our team a vast knowledge of child development and a new bundle of ideas!  Her favorite book is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
Nicole@RayLibrary.Org