Waldron District Library

Librarian and Staff

Welcome to the Waldron Library Staff page. Let us introduce ourselves.

Our Library Director is Beth Taylor.

Beth moved to the Lake Seneca/Pioneer area the summer of 1987.  She was born and raised in Kenton, Ohio, but her mother's family hailed from Iron Mountain, Michigan.  Most recently, Beth was librarian/media specialist at Edon Northwest Local Schools (where she worked for twenty-five years) but has been working in a library (of one sort or another) for more than thirty years.

Beth graduated from Bowling Green State University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Library and Educational Media.  She has worked at Genoa and Shelby High Schools as well as Terra Technical College. In September 2012, she attended the New Director's Workshop in Lansing.

Beth is married to Dave, and they are very proud of their daughter, Cassandra.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading, swimming, and playing with their dog, Max.

Beth was hired in September 2012 when long-time director, Carol Newcomer, decided to take retirement.

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Sandy Tietsort

Sandy is a graduate of Waldron High School and has lived in Waldron most of her life.  She is married to Gary.  Between the two of them they have five children and seven grandchildren.  She is a level 2 Archery instructor with Junior Olympic Archery Development(JOAD) and also the administrative leader of the Country Get-A-Longs 4-H Club based in Waldron.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, doing crafts with her grandchildren, shooting archery and working with the 4-H members on different projects.  She was hired in July 2014.

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Liz Fergus

Liz Fergus has grown up and lived in Hillsdale County her entire life. She is the granddaughter of Carol Newcomer (former Head Librarian). Her parents are Michael and Jeanne Fergus, and she has one sister.

She graduated from North Adams-Jerome High School in 2013 and is currently working on obtaining an Executive Assistant Associates degree at Jackson College. Liz later plans on going to Sienna Heights to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

She has been working here at the library since July 2014. In her spare time Liz enjoys reading, writing, and playing board games with her family.    

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Sara Crain

Sara and her husband Don took retirement early summer in June 2014.  Sara had worked at the Waldron District Library since the fall of 1995. They moved to a lake in Indiana.  We are lucky that she has agreed to serve as a substitute librarian when needed.

Sara graduated from Eastside High School in Butler, Indiana.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Cincinnati Christian University.

Sara has three children: David, Jonathan, and Annette (Deaton), along with seven wonderful grandchildren.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, working with plants and flowers, hiking, and camping.

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Our (Former) Library Director is Carol Newcomer.

You probably know Carol...she has spent most of her life here in the Waldron area. Her parents are Rex and Mildred Newcomer.  Rex was a local farmer who enjoyed serving his local area as Wright Township Treasurer and after that as Township Supervisor.  Mildred was an English and Art teacher at Waldron Area Schools during most of her 30 years of teaching. 

Carol plans on coming to the Waldron District Library part-time to make the Heritage Room and geneology resources as strong as possible.  So, please keep sharing with us those old photographs or other items from the past.

Carol graduated from Waldron School and attended Ferris State for one year. She also worked in the offices of Buckeye Products, Ace Drill, and Alsons Corporation. She has worked for the library for 20 years, during which she has attended continuing education courses through our Co-op. 

Carol's husband is Mike Cox and she has two sons (Mike and Kyle) and one daughter (Renee).  She also has seven grandchildren of whom she is very proud.

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Anita McCarthy

Anita has been volunteering at the Library since 1994.  She is married to Dick McCarthy and has four children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren of whom she is very proud.

Anita retired from various office jobs throughout her career. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, knitting, and exercising.