The J.R. Clarke Public Library has friendly, knowledgeable staff who is available to assist you in all of your educational and research needs. Our staff is listed below in alphabetical order.


I came to work for the J.R. Clarke Public Library in 2015 after growing up with this as my “home library”. I have a passion for reading and always wanted to have the opportunity to work in a library because it plays a vital role in building the community and supporting local culture. It is an honor to be a part of this library and serve the Covington community by encouraging the passion of reading in others. It is said, “People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there”. It is my hope that people not only find whatever information they seek, but they also find kindred souls and feel at home at the J.R. Clarke Public Library.


I have always enjoyed reading and have been a patron of J.R. Clarke Public Library since preschool. I am a Covington High School graduate and a life-long resident of this great community. I have two boys, Logan and Kellen, who are also Covington graduates. I have been employed by Covington Exempted Village Schools since 1999 and have been working at the library since March 2018. I have a passion for working with the public and the youth of our community. Being here, I’m able to fulfill my passion for learning and give back to the community I love.


In June 2016, Carman Wall asked if I wanted to be the Story Time Lady. I just couldn’t believe my luck! I love these smallest “readers”. You never know what they will say or do. They are so enthusiastic, it is contagious! I am always amazed at the folks who bring them to our library and have encouraged their little ones’ love of reading. It is a sight to see two or three generations picking out their books together.

Our library is a wonderful place to foster life-long learners. J.R. Clarke is where I first came to the library as a youngster and it is where my children enjoyed their first library experience as well.

Mary Beth

I have worked at the J.R. Clarke Public Library since 2014. I have always loved reading and was fortunate to take advantage of the resources the library offered when I was in school. After I married and had children of my own, we continued to use the library with Story Time being a high point of each week. Now I have grandchildren coming to Story Time.

When I learned the Fiscal Officer position was open, it seemed like a natural fit for me to be a part of the same library I have gone to for years. I think one of the attributes we have is the friendly interaction with our patrons. Even though the library’s functions have changes over the years, we are still here to serve the community and I enjoy working here.


I started working at the J.R. Clarke Public Library in 1986 and have made many friends with our staff and patrons. Over the years I have gone through many changes here with different directors, rules and regulations, but I have enjoyed every step of my journey.

The library offers many services and programs to people of all ages, as well as a large variety of different educational and research materials in various platforms. The continued advancement in educational resources is what makes being a part J.R. Clarke Public Library a rewarding experience.