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.

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!

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.

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

Amy's career as a Children's Librarian is somethign 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.


A lifelong reader, a BA in secondary education from UW- Eau Claire, and after working in the occupational health care industry for almost 20 years, Renée has come back to the books. When not at NHPL, Renée also works for the New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce, walks dogs at the Lakeshore Humane Society, battles the weeds in her gardens, and paints using acrylics.


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.


My name is Tara. There are many words to describe me: wife, mother, sister, daughter. I was a Speech and Language Pathologist in the public school system at Sevastopol schools and then here in New Holstein. Since I was a child, books have been something I have always been interested in. I love to read them, buy them, share them, basically anything but eat them. When this job at the library came available I was sure it would be a good fit. Why you ask? Because it is where they keep the books.


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.