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Megan Walters

Library Director


With Kennett Library Since: 2017

Favorite Book: Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey

Favorite Movie: White Christmas

About Me: I enjoy travel, trilogies, and trivia.  My ultimate goal in life is to visit as many countries as I can, especially the microstates!  I excel at bad jokes and probably if you talk to me you’ll find that out fairly quickly.

Filomena Elliott

 Adult Literacy Director

610-444-2702 ext. 110

With Kennett Library since: 2015

Favorite Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo & any historical novel

Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

About me: Besides reading, cooking and hiking, I love to travel and learn about new places and cultures.

Laura Florence

Collections Development Coordinator

With Kennett Library Since: 2016

Favorite Book: any title by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau

About me: I love being part of the Kennett Library staff and the Kennett Square community! I enjoy walking my dog through the lovely streets in town. If you see me on such a walk or sitting in the sun reading a book on the bench by the library – come say hi! I look forward to meeting you!

John Hendrix

Children’s Services

With Kennett Library since: 2002

Favorite Book: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Movie: Star Wars A New Hope, Shawshank Redemption

About Me: Star Wars A New Hope, Shawshank Redemption

About Me: I served in the US Army (1990-1994) and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, graduated from West Chester University (BSED), my favorite pastime is reading and listening about documentaries about History. I enjoy spending time with my family and have a goal to be able to visit all 50 states.

Debbie Kellar

Circulation Manager and Interlibrary Loan

610-444-2702 ext. 106

With Kennett Library since: 2008

Favorite Book: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

About Me: I enjoy spending time with family, long walks, animals, gardening, and antiques.


Amanda Murphy

Programs and Social Media Coordinator

610-444-2702 ext. 102

With Kennett Library Since: 2020

Favorite Book: Anything by Gillian Flynn or Kiese Laymon

Favorite Movie: V For Vendetta

About me: I’m a writer fond of fire trucks, yoga mats, and a strong cup of matcha. I’m a student at Vermont College of Fine Arts, working towards an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Other than reading and writing, some of my favorite things to do are hiking and kayaking with people I love.

Lupe Ruiz

Adult Literacy Program Assistant

With Kennett Library since: 2005

Favorite Book: Every book I read becomes my favorite.

Favorite Movie: Apocalypto, among others

About Me: I am curious about the past so I like history and love Greek mythology! 


Paul Sapko

Reference/Circulation Desk Librarian

With Kennett Library since: 2008

Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Movie: The Great Escape

About me: When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family. Besides reading, my favorite leisure activities include playing guitar, listening to classic rock, and hiking.

Marilyn Truell

Technical Services/Development Assistant

With Kennett Library since: 2021

Favorite Book: “The Girl Before” by J. P. DeLaney and “Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion and Redemption” by Jerald Walker

Favorite Movie/Series: Schools Daze and Airheads/Lovecraft Country and Black Monday

About me: I’m an artist of several mediums and I love anything involving creativity and expression. I enjoy spending time on the beach (preferably at midnight under the stars 😊), travelling, learning about/exploring different cultures and spending time with family.

Jen Blab

Circulation Assistant

With Kennett Library Since: 2018

Favorite Book: My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally

About me: I’m an avid reader & I love going to author readings as often as I can.  I also enjoy good old-fashioned letter-writing & spending time with my family.  I’m excited to be a part of the Kennett Library staff!

Madelyn Bowling

Circulation Assistant 

With Kennett Library Since: 2020

Favorite Book: Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings or Captain America: The First Avenger

About Me: I am currently studying English and Writing in Liberty University’s Online program as a freshman. I enjoy reading, writing, singing, and being in nature. I love being with my family, friends, and playing with my pets. I am a growing Christian and I hope to learn more!

Anna Linn

Library Assistant 

With Kennett Library Since: 2017

Favorite Book: Pillars of the Earth

Favorite Movie: Christmas Story

About Me: I enjoy visiting new places, gardening, crossword puzzles, time with family, & curling up with a good book.

Gaby McKelligan

Library Assistant

With Kennett Library Since: 2019

Favorite Book: Call me by your name by Andre Aciman

Favorite Movie: The Painted Veil

About me: My favorite thing about living in USA is the access to wonderful libraries. I’m a romance reading advocate and a very inexperienced parent. Si habla español puedo ayudarle.

Dan Pennacchia

Programming Assistant

With Kennett Library Since: 2018

Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park

About Me: I’m immersed in nerd culture, from comics to games and so much more. I love sharing my passions and hobbies with those around me, and have a blast doing so through a number of library programs.

Andrea Rios

Circulation Assistant

With Kennett Library Since: 2020

Favorite Book: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Favorite Movie: Jupiter Ascending

About me: I am currently a senior at Kennett High School. I plan to study psychology next year to work in social or community psychology in the future. I enjoy reading, drawing and listening to music.