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 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 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

Kaitlyn Perry, Marketing Coordinator
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.

Claudine Wooley, Library Aide

Our Clerks

Barbara Custard, Circulation Clerk

Alison Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Sarah Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Corrine Kenworthy, Circulation Clerk