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Jenni

Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.

The Latest From Jenni

Arts, Crafts, and Experiments for Kids

child painting

Are you looking for something fun to try at home?  Your local Librarians Jenni and Pam recommend these sites for creative, hands-on learning: Art Hub for Kids – Learn to draw with step by step with Rob, his wife, and kids.  Learn to draw characters ranging from Pokémon to Disney characters. Cooking with Kids – The Food Network offers simple… read more >>

Virtual Reality Tours and Live WebCams 

portrait of a polar bear

Take a field trip without leaving home with these recommendations from librarians Jenni and Pam.  American National Parks -Tour Kenai Fjords, Hawaii Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam -Take a peek at the pandas at Atlanta Zoo! Buckingham Palace – Visit the official London residence of United Kingdom’s royalty. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens -Each day,… read more >>

Educator Tools for Distance Learning 

Distance learning

Educators, here are some other tools for you as you work on helping your students with distance learning as recommended by Jenni and Pam.   Mystery Science  – Various topics within Science created by other teaches. Free accounts now for teachers and families. National Geographic for Young Explorers – Nonfiction issues of Nat Geo of various topics. Can… read more >>