I am a youth services librarian who has worked at Way Public Library for 13 years. I have a particular love for picture books; anything silly that will get a laugh out of my young nieces and nephews! I am very familiar with the library’s board book, picture book and early reader collections. I also run a juvenile book club for ages 8-12 and a teen book club for ages 12-16. We have discovered many excellent books during those clubs that I am happy to recommend. Most books I read in my spare time are Fantasy (juvenile, teen and adult).

When I am not at the library, you will likely find me listening to a podcast while walking my dog, Remus, or caring for an excessive amount of houseplants.

Request recommendations from Alyssa.


Favorite Books

The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor
The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (Chronicles of Prydain)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co.)
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (The Queen's Thief)