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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.
A native Daytonian, Ashlee Hammond grew up in the Madden Hills and Westwood area. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University in 2016, and her MLIS from Kent State University in 2019. She is an alumnus of the Black Leadership Development Program through Parity, Inc. Her library career began in 2011 as a Library Aide. Through the years, she’s continued to grow within the Dayton Metro Library system, working as both a Patron Services Assistant and Teen Services Librarian. Ashlee has always been inspired by this simple quote: “She believed she could, and so she did.”
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.