A lifelong reader, some of Stephanie’s most vivid memories from her childhood are centered around books including: volunteering in her middle school library, curling up with a great book on a rainy day, trying not to run into walls while walking with a book in front of her face, and sharing books with her best friends at recess.
Having worked in libraries since high school, Stephanie has worked as a youth services librarian and as a tween and teen librarian specialist before moving onto becoming a public library director. Stephanie has recently accepted a new position to become a District Library Media Specialist and is excited for the school year. Some of her proudest professional experiences has been serving on Young Adult Library Services Association’s national award committees including 2017 Michael L. Printz Award Committee (best young adult literary book) and Odyssey Award Committee (best audiobook). She also reviews books and audiobooks for several journal publications.
When not reading or at work, Stephanie loves spending time with her husband, 11 year old daughter and two cats.
Stephanie is thrilled to be back for participating in CYBILS for the sixth year, serving and chairing the YA Nonfiction category, serving on the Nonfiction category as a judge, and now as the Audiobook category chair.
This year, she is looking forward to beginning her blog again after being on blackout for almost two years.
You can find her at Love. Life. Read or on Twitter @scharle4