Meet Our New Teen Librarian – Shaw Local

Say hello to Aimee Marx, now the Teen Services Librarian at the Batavia Public Library. Although Aimee has worked in the Adult Services Department since September 2019, she recently took on the responsibility of Teen Librarian.

You may have seen Aimee’s face on social media as one of the co-hosts of our popular Community Check-In. You may have followed her reading recommendations or she may have answered your question at the reference desk.

Aimee is a mother of two little girls and originally from Batavia, graduated from Batavia High School, where her favorite subject was graphic design. Her first job for the library was as a student at BHS in 2007, when she helped design brochures and booklets for the library’s One Book, One Batavia programme. Additionally, she came to Batavia Public Library with extensive library experience: she previously worked at Carol Stream Public Library in Adult Services, Warrenville Public Library in Technical Services, and Public Library of Sugar Grove in youth services.

Inside the library, you can find Aimee at the reference desk, filming TikTok videos, or sprucing up the teen space. Outside of her work at the library, Aimee likes to go for walks and is a big fan of boy bands and Pixar movies. Plus, she loves floral designs, frozen yogurt, painting cartoon characters, and most importantly, spending time with her family.

Aimee’s favorite books usually include LGBT+ themes, but she’ll also read anything from Ruth Hogan or nonfiction that reads like fiction. Currently, Aimee is watching “Sneakers” with Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson, and she’s listening to “One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston.

Upcoming library events

Complete registration information for these events is available on the library’s website at

Paris is the most romantic city in the world! On Tuesday, May 10, you can channel your inner French chef when we whip up sweet crêpes and a traditional Niçoise salad with Kristyn Slick. Sign up for Classroom Kitchen: Springtime in Paris through our website and we’ll send you the Zoom link and recipes.

Did you know you can find more than just books at the Friends Book Sale? Along with recent bestsellers, you’ll find vintage treasures, puzzles, games, children’s books and more. On Saturday May 14, stop by FriendSpace and cruise from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us on Sunday May 22 for Bikes, Gas Buggies and Burma Shave, and get in the right frame of mind for your summer road trip. RJ Lindsey brings the founder of Oldsmobile to life in his portrayal of RE Olds. You’ll enjoy stories about early automobile inventors, car racing with Barney Oldfield, and early cross-country road trips from San Francisco to New York.

Patricia Leonard is the head of promotional services at the Batavia Public Library. The “@Your Library” column runs on the fourth Thursday of each month.

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