Welcome Vanessa!

Please join us in welcoming Vanessa Szpurko. Vanessa will be temporarily taking on the role of Coordinator of Children’s and Youth Services.

Vanessa was born and raised in Welland, and spent much of her childhood and teen years making fond memories at the library. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph, a Certificate in Journalism from Langara College, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked at the Fonthill Public Library as a volunteer Book Buddy and the Summer Children’s Program Coordinator.

Vanessa is thrilled to be working at the Welland Public Library, and looks forward to helping a new generation of young patrons make fond memories of their own. Her favourite children’s book is Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson.