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Bremen Public Library

304 N. Jackson St, Bremen, IN 46506  (574) 546-2849

The BPL Bunch

Kyle Burkett

LOVES: Helping people discover new voices, new ideas and new interests that inspire them

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Tibetan Sand Fox

SUPER POWER: Telekinesis

HOBBIES: Rock concerts and road trips

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Tin Drum, Breakfast of Champions, Shogun

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Even bad books are books and therefore sacred." Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum

Terrie Bickel
Support Services Coordinator


SUPER POWER: Teleportation

FUN FACT: Visiting Alcatraz is on her bucket list

HOBBIES: Baking, biking, fixing the house

FAVORITE BOOKS: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Where the Heart Is

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Promise me you'll always remember. You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Brenda Anderson
Children's Librarian

LOVES: Touching lives


FUN FACT: Met Garth Brooks in line at a store and suggested he record a children's CD

FAVORITE BOOKS: Pride and Prejudice, Mr. God, This is Anna, All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Where a rose is tended, thistle cannot grow." The Secret Garden

Chris Scandling
Young Adult Librarian

LOVES: Working in an environment where intrigue, magic, imagination and inspiration are but a page away



FUN FACT: Has sailed in San Francisco Bay, held infant snow leopards, mountain-biked the Mojave and hiked Mt. Charleston

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Stand, Heart-Shaped Box, The Walking Dead (graphic novel series)

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Life was such a wheel that no man could stand upon it for long. And it always, at the end, came round to the same place again." Stephen King, The Stand

Holly Heller
Communications Coordinator

LOVES: Connecting people with resources, programs, events and books


SUPER POWER: Invisibility

HOBBIES: Spending time with family, friends, music and books

FAVORITE BOOKS: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Help

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words." Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Lisa Bixel
Adult Department Assistant

LOVES: Interacting with patrons and brightening their day with a smile and a good book

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Social Butterfly

SUPER POWER: Mental Telepathy

HOBBIES: Vacationing and making memories with family and friends, spending time with grandchildren, biking, enjoying the outdoors, soaking up the sun, loving her dog (Lily), cheering on Ohio State, venturing out to new, out-of-the-way places and trying new, unique restaurants

FAVORITE BOOKS: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Help, Live Your Dash

FAVORITE QUOTE: "You is smart. You is kind. You is important." The Help

Melissa Nunez
Adult Department Assistant

LOVES: Being surrounded by fellow bibliophiles


FUN FACT: Got in trouble in fifth grade for taking her library book out to recess

HOBBIES: Being Grandma!

FAVORITE BOOKS: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Prayer Box, Outlander

FAVORITE QUOTE: "From that time on, the world was hers for the reading." Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sonia Hernandez
Adult Services Assistant

LOVES: Being surrounded by books, books, and more books (and DVDs)


SUPER POWER: Stopping time so she can sleep longer at night

FUN FACT: She climbed several of the great pyramids throughout Mexico as a child

HOBBIES: Going to see new movies, thrift-shopping, and playing video games with her family

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Shining, The Princess Bride, Sailor Moon

FAVORITE QUOTE: "…one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Cindy Hartman
Children's Department Assistant

LOVES: Having the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life by inspiring them to love books


FUN FACT: Taught archery and how to shoot a rifle to inner-city kids at a camp

HOBBIES: Spending time with family and pets

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Help, Love You Forever, All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

FAVORITE QUOTE: "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Violet Gunter
Children's Department Assistant


SUPER POWER: Ability to travel to alternate realities

FUN FACT: Still loves building blanket forts

HOBBIES: Reading, dancing, antique shopping, puzzle building and going on walks and bike rides with BFF

FAVORITE BOOKS: Mara, Daughter of the Nile, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Collection of the Brother Grimm's Fairytales

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts. The impossible, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein

Claire Bickel



FUN FACT: Makes the best mac and cheese

HOBBIES: Cheering, painting, shopping, hanging out with friends

FAVORITE BOOKS: Why We Broke Up, Pushing the Limits, Twilight

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Enjoy it. Because it's happening." The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Board Members

President: Trevor Mikel

Vice President: Alison Mayer

Secretary: Jennifer Heiter

Treasurer: Joyce Graybill

Member: Don C. Harrison

Member: Carol Somsel

Member: Gayle Graverson

Bremen Public Library's Board of Trustees consists of volunteers who bring professional expertise to determine and manage library policies and operations. One member is appointed by each of the following agencies: the Bremen Public School Board, the German Township Advisory Board, the Bremen Town Council, the Marshall County Council and the Marshall County Commissioners. Regular meetings of the library board are held the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the library's meeting room. These meetings are open to the public.