Meet the bloggers
So just who is this motley crew blogging elite anyway?
Becca Boland is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Kelly Durov has worked in Youth and Young Adult Services since 2001. She currently works as the Children’s Services Manager at the Park RidgePublic Library. She enjoys most games (mind and otherwise), including Guess Who? and Farkle.
Joe Marcantonio, a Young Adult Librarian since 2006 and before that a mere young adult (until one fateful day when was bit by a radioactive book turning him into the mythical YA librarian you see before you, impressive, he knows). Employed by day at the Plainfield (IL) Public Library, at night Joe mostly uses his librarian powers in the fight for truth, justice, and the American way. Oh yeah, he also edits this blog unless you find an error, in that case Kelly did it.
Rebekah Raleigh from Warren-Newport Public Library loves John Green, John Hughes, Mumford and Sons, dragon-slaying, guacamole and Belgian beer – in no particular order. She bores her adult friends by obsessively talking about teen literature, but thinks they secretly enjoy it (they don’t). One day she’ll figure out what created that spot on her ceiling.
Jenn Hovanec is lucky enough to be working hard for the teen and adult patrons of the New Lenox Public Library. Luckily, it feels like she’s hardly working. When not maxing out on YA Lit (audiobooks, yay!) or Pinterest and its crafts, she can be found watching hours of hoarded TV on her beloved DVR (shout out to all of the Top Chef, American Horror Story and Downton Abbey fans!)