Employees of the Month




Photo of Aubrey Smiling holding baby goats

Aubrey has been a station Co-Manager of the Middlebrook Library Station since August of 2022. She lives in the village of Middlebrook with her husband and four children where they are remodeling a farmhouse from the 1800s as well as raising sheep and chickens. She loves working at the library and getting to serve her community. When she is not at the library she can be found in her kitchen trying new recipes for her family and friends to enjoy. If you need a cookbook suggestion, she can help!



Close up of Heidi's face smiling at the camera

Heidi is a station Co-Manager at the Weyers Cave Library Station

“Hello, my name is Heidi. On a personal level, I am married with 5 adult children, 11 grandchildren, and live in Mount Sidney with my rescue pit bull and newly adopted, ungrateful tomcat who tries to escape on a daily basis. I enjoy the typical grandma activities: cooking, gardening, and reading; however, you can just as easily catch me hiking, kayaking, exercising, or watching horror films. Professionally, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English Literature. I taught English Literature at Luray High School for sixteen years before switching positions as the librarian in the same school. Eventually, I left to pursue other avenues before returning to my main love of spreading the joy of reading and knowledge. Thank you so much Augusta County Library for allowing me this opportunity. I am truly blessed.”



Photo of Sharon wearing a blue sweater and smiling at the camera

“I have spent years in libraries; I retired from Waynesboro public schools as an elementary librarian in 2021. I worked for Virginia Beach public schools as a middle school librarian, for Virginia Beach public library, for Norfolk Public Library, and for the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Even in college, my work-study job was with the university library. In other words, I love libraries and feel like I am at home in any library setting. I am enjoying my time in Weyers Cave and working with Heidi is such a pleasure. I am also getting to know all of the patrons, plus I really have enjoyed getting to know the staff of the Augusta County Library system. My experience reinforces my opinion that libraries attract wonderful people and are always a great place to spend time.”