Ms. Johnson began her professional career with Dayton Metro Library in 2002 as a Children's Librarian at Madden Hills before becoming the Branch Manager in 2011. Her favorite authors are James Patterson and Kimberla Lawson-Roby. Winnie enjoys working in her flower garden, reading, and playing with her pups Mylo and Zoey.
Madden Hills Branch has nine staff members available to support patrons. The Reference Assistant is available to teach basic computer classes by appointments only, answer technology reference questions, and provide creative teen programming. The Children’s Librarian works with parents and caregivers in a one-on-one setting to enhance children’s literacy skills, and provides educational resource materials.
The Madden Hills Branch staff is active on the Innerwest Priority Board to keep residents apprised of the hundreds of programs offered at the Branch throughout the year. With a special focus on serving area children, Madden Hills Branch partners with Dayton Public Schools to provide free lunches to the children and teens during the summer. The Branch also collaborates with the Jefferson Township Board of Education’s summer literacy program to keep young minds active and engaged during the summer break.
Based on community input, the Library continues to pursue building an expansive new West Branch Library at the corner of Abbey Avenue and Route 35 next to the original Wright Airplane Factory. While acquiring the property is taking longer than originally expected, progress is being made to secure the site just a block off of West Third Street and less than a mile from the current Madden Hills and Westwood Branches. Patrons can rest assured that funds have been earmarked to bring this project to fruition.