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

Rebekah Norgren, Library Aide

Rebekah joined the library in 2018 as a library aide. Rebekah is the creative juice behind our adult take home crafts and is our MEL inter-loan coordinator. Rebekah works with Lisa in the adult department.

Claudine Wooley, Library Aide

Claudine joined the library in 2013 as a page and has been promoted to a library aide. Claudine is our resident artist and the creative juice for the kid’s take home crafts. Claudine works with Kim in the children’s and teen department.

Our Clerks

Barbara Custard, Circulation Clerk

Alison Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Sarah Flathers, Circulation Clerk

Gayle Howie, Circulation Clerk