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Are you ready to dive into another good book? Our team of librarians will do their best to offer you ideal book selections according to your tastes.

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Kayla Payne

Technology Services Librarian

kayla payne I am a book lover in all forms! You'll see me reading paper books, ebooks, listening to audiobooks through library apps like RBdigitalOverDrive and Hoopla, and books on CD in my car. Usually I’m juggling one of each format at the same time, so I call myself a polygamous reader.

I enjoy reading Young Adult, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and History Non-Fiction. My favorite book is The Giver by Lois Lowry. Some of my favorite series are Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, and Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Currently I participate in three book clubs. Two of those are library sponsored programs, and I would love to see you there! Women with Pens meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 2:00 p.m. in our 2nd floor Board Room. Redbeard’s Readers meets the 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Redbeard Brewing Company at 120 S. Lewis Street in downtown Staunton. Check out our programs and events page for more book club information!

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