Library Staff

Meet the Library Staff of the Garden City Public Library.  We’re here to serve you!

Our Director

James B Lenze, Library Director

James LenzeJames Lenze joined the Garden City Public Library staff as a part-time adult services librarian from 1998 to 2007.  He returned to Garden City to serve as the Library Director from March 2008 to July 2011.  Since April 2013, James has been serving as our Director again.  He is also the current Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Garden City, a member of the Garden City Rotary Club, and enjoys jogging, home-brew, and reading.  He lives in Belleville with his wife and three children.

Our Librarians

Kim Poma, Youth Librarian

Kim Poma joined the Garden City Public Library staff in 2015 as a Library Aide.  In 2018, she was promoted to Youth Services Librarian. She coordinates the children and teen programming, including storytimes, for the library. She also selects the children and teen books, movies, and music.  As a resident of Garden City most of her life, Kim brings enthusiasm and love of community to her new role.

Lisa KleinertAdult Librarian

Lisa KLisa Kleinert is the Adult Services Librarian. She joined the Garden City Public Library staff in 2015 as one of the Library Aides. She is an interesting person.

Our Reference Staff

Betty Adams, Library Aide

Betty Adams joined our Library team in 2016 as a Library Aide. She is available to assist with printing, computers, reference questions, and to assist in readying and executing programs here at the GCPL.  Betty assumed the duties of MeLCAT coordinator in 2018.

Sandie Enders, Library Aide

Sandie Enders brings to our library a wealth of experience earned during her years working for various libraries on Michigan’s west coast.  She will be assisting at the reference desk, and with library programs mainly in the Youth Services department.

Kaitlyn Perry, Library Aide

Kaitlyn Perry will be expanding on her marketing skills as she takes over many of our public relations activities.  Garden City residents may be familiar with Kaitlyn from her work with Relay For Life.

Our Clerks

Barbara Custard, Circulation Clerk

Claudine Wooley, Circulation Clerk

Alison Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Sarah Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Corrine Kenworthy, Circulation Clerk