About the Current YA Librarian

Hi, my name is Miss Niki and I’m currently the Hillside Public Library’s Young Adult Services Librarian.

A little about me:

I’m 28 years old and I graduated from Dominican University earning my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (yeah, you need a Master’s degree in order to hold the title of “Librarian”!! I couldn’t believe it either.) I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

I’m married and just had our first baby in April 2020. I also have 2 cats.

I love chocolate, going to thrift stores, and watching Buzzfeed Unsolved.

My favorite TV shows are: Bob’s Burgers, Gilmore Girls, We Bare Bears, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and One Day at a Time. (I like a lot more than that but these are one’s I constantly watch over and over).

And if you haven’t guessed I’m a huge reader and I am a proud Book Worm. I have so many favorite books including (in no particular order):

The Color Triology by Kim Dong Hwa

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Renegades series by Marissa Meyer

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

and so many more.

The Goodreads page currently reflects my YA reading list and my YA TBR. Plus a few others so if you browse through you can get to know my picks and what I’m interested in. This may change in the future depending on the next YA librarian.

Come visit me at the library!

This page in particular does not necessarily reflect the thoughts, views, and values of the Hillside Public Library.