Staff Bios — Youth Services

Nancy Krajecki, Youth Services Librarian

Nancy Krajecki joined the library in 2014 as a Youth Services Assistant and in 2018 was promoted to Youth Services Department Head. Nancy has worked in libraries over 20 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as an Assistant Youth Services Department Head before coming to Cedarburg. Nancy holds a liberal arts BA from Calumet College of St. Joseph and an LTA library certification from the College of DuPage. She loves working with children, especially planning story times and family specials, getting to know patrons and their families, and welcoming them into the library. Although mainly a non-fiction reader who is interested in a variety of subjects, she loves ordering and reading picture books and all types of juvenile materials. A good book doesn’t have to be long, some of the most endearing stories and their messages are contained within a 32 page picture book!


Kathy Gifford, Youth Services Assistant

Spending my childhood in a suburb of Boston, teen years in Libertyville, Illinois, and graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, I have an appreciation for the variety of life! I have taught elementary school for many years, including environmental education. My four children and three steps have given my husband Steve and me much joy. We are going on nine grandkids so far. We love to hike, kayak, and bike ride! I am the grade school youth service asst, and provide the science club, and robotics programs, as well as family craft events. I love my work at CPL where patrons and co-workers are great inspirations to me. They remind me that all are welcome here to learn, grow, read, find respite, and friendship!


Kasey Leaf, Youth Services Assistant

Kasey’s focus as a Youth Services Assistant is on teen programming and literature. Her favorite tasks at work are finding new books to add to the collection and talking to teens about their favorite books, shows and movies. She is currently pursuing her MLIS (Masters in Library Science) at UW-Milwaukee. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, walking her dog, and exploring downtown.