I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Kindergarten Education and a Masters Degree in Library Science, both from UW-Madison, which is my hometown. Before moving to Fond du Lac I taught preschool for 10 years. I have been a librarian since 1994. I spent 14 years as a Children's and Teen Librarian, and am now a Reference Librarian. I have three boys, two grandkids and a rambunctious dog named Cocoa. I can be reached by phone at 322-3934 or email [email protected].
Jon Mark is the Director of the Fond du Lac Public Library and is in charge of the overall management, policies, and vision for the library.
Jon Mark holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a BA in History and Asian Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to becoming director, Jon Mark worked for the South Central Library System in Madison, the UW Colleges' Library System, three private colleges outside of Philadelphia, PA (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges), and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
He lives in Fond du Lac with his wife, daughter, and 13 year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever.
Contact Jon Mark at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns.
A native of southeastern Wisconsin, Marjorie Brashier has a Journalism Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies, both from UW-Madison. She started at the Fond du Lac Public Library has a cataloger, and over the years, has been a reference librarian, a website designer (not our current site), software installer and computer troubleshooter. She is currently a cataloger and co-system administrator of our library automation system.
Lori is the Support Services Coordinator and is in charge of Circulation and Technical Services. She grew up in Manitowoc, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Superior and her Masters Degree in Library Studies from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She has been working in libraries since high school and has been a circulation page, materials processor, clerk, library assistant, cataloger, reference librarian and now a department head.
She enjoys meeting new people (although she's horrible with names!) and reading or listening to just about any kind of book. Her favorite reads include My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Shack by Wm. P. Young, the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr, the dragon books (multiple series) by Katie MacAlister, the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson, The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer and Good to Great by Jim Collins.
She has lived in the town of Taycheedah since 2005 with her husband and daughter.
Julia Cartwright is children's library assistant at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Before coming to the library, Julia worked for 21 years as a teacher in Fond du Lac. She also has worked extensively in the nonprofit disability sector in the Fox Valley area. She loves books and animals, especially dogs. As a fervent supporter of early literacy, she's excited about the library's program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. You can reach her at [email protected].
Annette is a librarian in the Information Services Department and the coordinator of the Opportunity Center. She grew up in the Fond du Lac area and has an education and library degree from UWO and UWM respectively. She has been working at the library for more than ten years. She has spent time in Information Services, Bookmobile, Children's and is now back in Information Services.
Terri Fleming is the community information coordinator at the Fond du Lac Public Library, working to publicize the library’s events, features and services. Terri is a 20-year veteran of newspaper journalism and has worked locally in the non-profit sector. She is a self-confessed bookaholic but has taken 0 steps to curb her addiction. You can reach her at [email protected].
Gabriela Langholff works as a Library Assistant at the Children's Department. She loves books and learning new things. She began working at the library in the Reference Area. You can see her often helping children to find whatever they need at the library. When she can, she loves to speak Spanish, her native language. She lives in Fond du Lac with her husband, daughter and 2 very naughty cats. You can reach her at [email protected]
I grew up in Fond du Lac and have always enjoyed coming to the public library. Now I am one of the reference librarians. I am currently a member of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society, the Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society, the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society and several other area genealogy societies. I enjoy traveling and attending genealogy workshops to learn more about researching my own family history.
Retired from U.S. Air Force after 26 years of active duty.
Jen is the Literacy Coordinator for Fond du Lac Literacy Services located on the second floor of the library near the reference desk. She has a degree in Education from UW Oshkosh and taught middle school students in Berlin for 6 years. Jen is thrilled to join FLS!
Joanne Mengel is a library assistant in the Information Services department at the Fond du Lac Public Library, with over 30 years of library experience. She coordinates the library's Homebound Program, and creates and processes interlibrary loan requests. Most days you will find her at the Help Desk on the first floor providing reader's advisory. She is an avid reader of just about any genre, but has a soft spot for romance and chick-lit. Look for her blog posts on the library website, where she will be posting reviews of everything from the latest thrillers to the "warm and fuzzies". You can contact her via email at [email protected]
Laurie is the Administrative Assistant at the library. You'll usually find her hiding in the basement crunching numbers in her office, but occasionally she shows her face doing odd things throughout the library. She spends a lot of time on the side at the library enjoying all the books and fun programs with her children. She absolutely loves reading books to children!!!! Away from the library, you'll usually find her playing sports, or enjoying watching her children play them.
You can reach her by email at [email protected] or by phone at (920) 929-7080 ext.3949.
Sarah Newton is the Youth Services Coordinator and heads the children's and teen department. She moved from Virginia to Fond du Lac in 2012 and yes, she still loves the snow in Wisconsin. Sarah has been in libraries for almost ten years and continually looks for ways to keep the library in the forefront of people's minds. She adores any book that will make her laugh, such as That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems and the Regarding the . . . series by Kate Klise and thinks that one of the best parts of libraries is still sharing great books. Stop in and see her or email her at [email protected]!
Susan works at the Help Desk on first floor and the Reference Desk on second floor—but only at one desk at a time! She enjoys reading books that have a Wisconsin connection, feature dogs, are humorous, intriguing, historical, or are literary “book club type” books. She is happiest when she can find a book that combines all of those qualities. You can reach Susan at [email protected]
Debbie is a library assistant in the Information Services Department and can usually be found at the reference desk on the second floor, but also works the help desk as needed. She has a degree in Elementary Education from UW-Madison and more than 20 years of experience working in both Interlibrary Loan and Reference at the library.
Julia Tenor is a born and raised Wisconsinite and has been in children's libraries for several years. With a love of glitter and giggles, Julia is a fun addition to the department. She loves creating interesting things for children to see and do while in the library. Julia enjoys reading fantasy and any book that will make her laugh. Ask her about her three cats when you stop in to say hello!
Jenny is the team leader for the Circulation Department. Her team of dedicated clerks, pages and volunteers strive to make the library a great experience for all patrons. She coordinates the Day Care Collection and works the Help Desk. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys books, music, fishing and snowmobiling. You can reach her at [email protected].