our team

D HANKINS  |  Director
D HANKINS | Director

D is from Cameron, which she's quick to tell you is "real Northern Wisconsin." She graduated from UW- Eau Claire with a BA in English Literature but took more interest in her Library Science minor. She received her MLIS from UW-Madison. D loves: her spouse, their 120 lb dog- Frank, working on their 100 year-old home, antiquing, hiking, trying to keep plants alive, swimming, cooking (and eating!), and reading picture books to her daughter Louise.

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ANN HEUS  |  Assistant Librarian
ANN HEUS | Assistant Librarian

"I like big books and I cannot lie. I like big books, that I can't deny..." Ann is a rehabilitated pastry chef. A late bloomer, Ann received her English Degree from Marian University. Reading (especially nonfiction) and knitting are Ann's favorite things. She can be found at the library's monthly "Sit & Knit" coming up with the next big idea! Everyone is welcome...even the crocheters!

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JUSTINE FELDMANN  | Clerk/Custodian
JUSTINE FELDMANN | Clerk/Custodian

Justine lives by the belief that reading and learning are a never-ending quest! She's noted the best problem in life is finding out there are too many books to read, but she's trying! Justine graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with an Associate Degree in Supervisory Management, and from Silver Lake College with two Bachelor Degrees. Some of Justine's favorite things, (besides her dog Ms. Minnie) include: outdoors --reading, gardening, mowing lawn for friends and YES, even shoveling snow.

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AMY WOLFF  |  Children's Librarian
AMY WOLFF | Children's Librarian

Amy's career as a Children's Librarian is something she has been patiently awaiting. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a BA in Literature but took a detour through the child care field before finding her way to us. She gets to blend her love for kiddos with her love for books designing children's programs for the library. Spending time with her three children, watching Jeopardy with her husband, playing volleyball, and reading fiction are a few of her favorite things.

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NINA KATERSKI  |  Library Assistant I
NINA KATERSKI | Library Assistant I

One of Nina's favorite quotes is LBJ's: "Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance." Working at the library means a lot to Nina, as her mom was a librarian. She believes this contributed to her love of books and libraries. She enjoys reading, walking, hiking, gardening, crafting, and spending time with her family; which, in addition to the people variety, includes several kinds of the furry persuasion. Nina also enjoys various remodeling projects.

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CARSON BROWN   |  Clerk
CARSON BROWN | Clerk

Carson is the guy behind the counter. He’s a huge nerd so the library is a perfect home for him. He likes music, film, and all things fantastical. Feel free to come up and ask him for stuff. Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite.

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CLAIRE KOLBERG | Clerk
CLAIRE KOLBERG | Clerk

Claire never submitted a photo for her bio so as a joke, we stole this one from her mom's Facebook page. Claire seems to enjoy a good joke, so we're thinking she will be amused. Claire enjoys other things too. Stop by the desk and ask her about them.

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AVERY KATERSKI | Clerk
AVERY KATERSKI | Clerk

Avery's grandmother, mom, and sister, have all worked for the library, so it was logical for her to try her hand at it too. She works very part-time, as she is a student and has another job as well. Avery enjoys graphic novels and has helped hone the collection here in New Holstein.

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BARB WEBER
BARB WEBER

Barb is currently retired after many years of service at the New Holstein Public Library, and is enjoying her grandchildren and plants. You can, however, if you're lucky, catch her here when she occasionally fills shifts for us. She's "Still here after all those years!" and we're thrilled to have her.

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