Darlene Young, Assistant Director of Operations

Darlene Young has worked at Marshall County Memorial Library since 2000. She has overseen Story Time and our Summer Reading Program since 2002.  A graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, she enjoys bringing her love of reading and storytelling to the next generation of Marshall County residents, and is best known for her performance of the children’s song “Tooty-Ta” by Dr. Jean.
Darlene’s official title is Assistant Director of the library, but you will see her happily working in a variety of positions throughout the Library on any given day.
Darlene has a strong love and commitment for the library and enjoys sharing that with the Marshall County community.

Darlene can be reached at:

Laura Smith, Assistant Director of Programming and Outreach

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Laura started working for the Marshall County Memorial Library in 2014 after moving to Tennessee from South Florida. Prior to moving here, Laura worked for the Palm Beach County Library System for 13 1/2 years.
Her path to the library was by no means direct. Laura has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  She has worked as an engineer, a zookeeper, a veterinary technician, and veterinary receptionist before her love of reading led her back to the library.
Her goal is to spread her love of libraries to others through great customer service and innovative programming for adults. She has started programs in adult coloring and upcyled book crafts, and hosts a weekly crochet club.
If you have any programming ideas, Laura would love to hear them.

Laura can be reached at:

Melba Ewing, Library Assistant

Melba is one of the most senior members of the library staff, having worked at Marshall County Memorial Library for a number of years.

Melba is the smiling face you will almost always see at the front desk. If you are a regular, Melba knows what you like to read and will even put you on reserve for books she knows you will enjoy.

Melba also does our adult collection development and orders our memorial books.

Melba can be reached at:

Jennifer Park Wyatt, Library Assistant

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Jennifer joined the staff at Marshall County Memorial Library in December of 2015. Jennifer spends a great deal of time giving amazing customer service at our front desk. Jennifer is also working with Darlene on Story Time and children's programming. Jennifer has a passion for non-fiction and that helps her in her job of weeding and doing collection development in our non-fiction area.
Jennifer grew up in Nashville, TN and moved to Lewisburg recently from North Carolina.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she majored in Physical Anthropology & graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Jennifer's professional work experience includes everything from small business owner to professional pet sitter to equine therapy with special needs individuals, to criminal justice, to soup kitchen and library staff.
Jennifer is very passionate about the library and everything that we have to offer to the community.

Jennifer can be reached at:

Jessica Faill, Library Assistant

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Jessica Faill started working at Marshall County Memorial Library in January of 2015. She was born and raised in Lewisburg. Jessica's love of reading let her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Dramatic Arts from Martin Methodist College where she graduated from in 2014.
Jessica loves working with teens and is the library's teen program coordinator. She also loves all things nerdy, so please ask her about video games!
She loves Lewisburg and the library and hopes that it shows in her work.
Jessica is married to Joseph Faill and they are proud parents of two boys, and a chunky pug.
If you have ideas for teen programming, events and materials-- hit up Jessica. She would love to know what more the library can do to serve the teen crowd in Marshall County.

Jessica can be reached at:

Jordan Pollock, Library Assistant

Jordan Pollock started working at the Marshall County Memorial Library in August of 2021. Her primary focus is providing superb customer service.

Jordan grew up in Lewisburg and her hobbies include reading, listening to music, traveling and trying new things. Jordan enjoys working at the library and is ready to help you with all your library needs.

Jordan can be reached at: