The Wilmington-Stroop Branch has a staff of 12 full and part-time librarians and library workers who assist patrons, plan and conduct programs, and engage in outreach to the community. Patrons who need computer training can attend classes or schedule individual help. Additional part-time aides (both adults and teens) shelve books and assist the staff in keeping the Library looking neat and orderly.
Mike Hensel joined the DML in January 2017 as Manager of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch. He began his career at the London (Ohio) Public Library in 1997 where he worked in Reference, Public Relations, Marketing and Information Technology. After earning his MLIS in 2009, he became Youth Services Manager, and in August 2010, he was named London Public Library Director.
He and his wife Kathleen have three children. He enjoys playing guitar, reading and a variety of outdoor sports, as well as coaching his children’s recreational league teams.
Dorri Hegyi never imagined that her love of reading and storytime as a child would bring her to a life of librarianship. She started her career at the Dayton Metro Library in 1996 and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Kent State University in 2008. Before coming to Wilmington-Stroop, she served as Children’s Librarian at the Miamisburg Branch from 2008 to 2020. She is excited to serve the community in which she lives.
The Wilmington-Stroop Branch is a valued partner for the community. Whether through offering collaborative programming with Rosewood Arts Centre or by collaborating with the City of Kettering Parks and Recreation Department in studying the feasibility of a joint facility, the Branch staff strives to meet the needs of the community in innovative ways. Connected to the business community, "Wil-Stroop" is an active member of the KMO Chamber. With a strong focus on education, the Branch partners with local education centers to provide library cards, materials, programming and other services to schools, teachers and students in Kettering City Schools, as well as other area schools and daycares.