Madden Hills Branch has nine staff members available to support patrons. The Reference Assistant is available to teach basic computer classes by appointments only, answer technology reference questions, and provide creative teen programming. The Children’s Librarian works with parents and caregivers in a one-on-one setting to enhance children’s literacy skills, and provides educational resource materials.
Ms. Johnson began her professional career with Dayton Metro Library in 2002 as a Children's Librarian at Madden Hills before becoming the Branch Manager in 2011. Her favorite authors are James Patterson and Kimberla Lawson-Roby. Winnie enjoys working in her flower garden, reading, and playing with her pups Mylo and Zoey.
Camee began her library career in 2008 at the Piqua Public Library. She joined the Dayton Metro Library team in 2013 as an employee at the Trotwood Branch, and earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2015. She has worked in several positions, all focused in the west Dayton service area. She became Assistant Branch Manager of the Westwood and Madden Hills Branches in 2018. Miss Decknadel enjoys reading and getting outside to bike, hike, and kayak.
The Madden Hills Branch staff is active on the Innerwest Priority Board to keep residents apprised of the hundreds of programs offered at the Branch throughout the year. With a special focus on serving area children, Madden Hills Branch partners with Dayton Public Schools to provide free lunches to the children and teens during the summer. The Branch also collaborates with the Jefferson Township Board of Education’s summer literacy program to keep young minds active and engaged during the summer break.
An expansive new West Branch Library will be built at the corner of Abbey Avenue and Route 35 on the site of the original Wright Airplane Factory – just a block off West Third Street and less than a mile from the current Madden Hills and Westwood Branches. Property acquisition is taking time but moving forward.