Library Director: Mary Haney
Mary arrived at the library in 1996 to find the very first computer in a box in a corner. How things have changed! It is her vision that drives progress.
Patron service is her first priority and she reminds staff that "Every time that door opens, our priorities change." Patron needs come first.
Education includes a BA in English Education and an MA in English Creative Studies. She has taught English, speech, and drama at both the high school and college level, written and directed religious drama, and authored the ebook series Hennessey Home Town Romance.
She is married and has three children and 8 grandchildren.
Audry grew up with us. She came first as a young patron, stayed as a volunteer, became a part-time helper, and stepped into the position of Children's Librarian upon the unexpected exit of the previous librarian. She's like that--always there when she's needed. She is our personable "people person" and people pleasing is her special talent.
Children and Youth Services:
Children love her. She is "Miss Audry" even with the Mrs. on her name, and her storytime children don't want to leave when the program is over.
Audry has taken college coursework and goes beyond certification requirements to educate herself through workshops and other courses. She has worked in other areas for the Town of Hennessey, but librarianship is her chosen profession. She is an active Friends of the Library volunteer and has served on state library committees.
She is married and has 2 step children.