Ms. Madden earned her Library and Information Science degree in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma while working as a Youth Librarian for the Tulsa City-County Public Library. She then returned to Ohio and worked over ten years at the Edison Community College Library, starting as an academic Librarian and becoming the Library Director in 2011. Nancy enjoys reading cozy mysteries and jogging 5Ks with the Hogwarts Running Club. Her favorite authors are JK Rowling and JD Robb.
The staff at Vandalia Branch is helpful and ready to serve their patrons with a smile! The Vandalia Branch employs nine full-time staff members, one part-timer, and ten part-time library aides. They invite you to come in and let them help you with whatever you may need.
The Vandalia Branch leverages many community partnerships for the success of area students. As active participants in the 10-week after-school READS Program at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, the Branch staff is working to develop a love of literacy and learning. Additionally, they work closely with the local schools and teachers to create inspiring classroom collections and connect students to the many resources available at the Branch.
Vandalia’s first Library dates to 1945 when it was part of the Vandalia Township Building. In 1963, the Library opened its own building, which was remodeled over the years. The Libraries for a Smarter Future project called for a brand new Vandalia Branch, which opened to the public in November 2016 at nearly twice the size of the old building. The navigation theme of the Children’s Area reflects the community’s connection to aviation and exploration, and three specially commissioned art installations were created for this Library. Learn more