Meet Our Youth Staff

Lisa Jones, Youth Services Manager

Lisa Jones, Youth Services Manager

Lisa taught elementary school for a total of 25 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Monmouth University in New Jersey. She has taught preschool to 4th grade and tutored students of all ages outside of school. Lisa graduated in 2009 with a Master's in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. Prior to becoming the Youth Services Manager, Lisa was the Youth Services Librarian at the West Osceola Library for 6 years. Contact her at lisa.jones@osceolalibrary.org.


Buenaventura Lakes Library

Susan McCall, Youth Specialist

Susan McCall, Youth Specialist

Susan has been a part of the Youth Team for over 15 years as a storyteller and facilitator for early reading and is currently the Youth Specialist at the Buenaventura Lakes Library. She enjoys bringing books to life and showing kids and adults that reading is fun! An advocate for early literacy, Susan’s motto is “Read early, read often." Contact her at susan.mccall@osceolalibrary.org.


Hart Memorial Library

Kaitlin "Kaitie" Martinelli, Youth Services Librarian

Kaitlin "Kaitie" Martinelli, Youth Services Librarian

Kaitie has degrees in both History and Library Sciences from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Her work and internship experiences include The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian and The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  An avid history buff and Anglophile, her historical idols include Queen Anne Boleyn and Sir Winston Churchill.  She very much looks forward to sharing the importance of reading and history with the community.  Contact her at kaitlin.martinelli@osceolalibraries.org.


Poinciana Library

Elizabeth "Liz" Correale, Youth Specialist

Elizabeth "Liz" Correale, Youth Specialist

Liz Correale joined the Poinciana Library in September of 2021.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Master of Science in Special Education with an annotation for severe and multiple disabilities.  While Liz taught special education preschool for two years, she truly found her passion at the library. Stop by the Poinciana Library and see what she has in store.  Contact her at elizabeth.correale@osceolalibrary.org


St. Cloud Library

Crystal Hamrick, Youth Services Librarian

Crystal Hamrick, Youth Services Librarian

Crystal has been at the Veterans Memorial St Cloud Branch Library since March 2015. Her joy is in doing storytime and planning arts and science programs for kids. She enjoys reading as much as her time allows, mostly fantasy/sci-fi, suspense, and thrillers. Occasionally, Crystal actually gets to read a grownup book, however, most of her reading is children’s and young adult books. When not reading, Crystal enjoys traveling and exploring with her family.​ Contact her at crystal.hamrick@osceolalibrary.org.


West Osceola Library

Sharmel Bhiro, Youth Specialist

Sharmel Bhiro, Youth Specialist

Sharmel has been working with children and families since 2015.  After completing her education as an Early Childhood Educator, she then went on to obtain her Honors Bachelor in Child Development from Seneca College in Ontario, Canada. Sharmel has great experience with ages ranging from birth to grade school. She loves to sing, dance, and most importantly have fun! Her favorite author is Mo Willems and loves "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" Contact her at sharmel.bhiro@osceolalibrary.org.