Mifflin Community Library

Mifflin Community Library

Berks County Public Libraries

(est.1986) coordinates services offered by the 23 independent participating public libraries in Berks County. By sharing our collections, by consolidating our purchasing, cataloging and processing, and by creating cooperative services like the Storyriders and the Summer Reading Program, the libraries of BCPL are able to give to our communities well-run, dynamic libraries in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Staff & Trustees

Library Staff

  • Helen Sheimo Flynn, MS-- Library Director
    Ms. Flynn has an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was library director of Saint Teresa High School in Decatur, IL, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Rolling Prairie Library System. She lives in Bern Township and enjoys flower gardening and reading mysteries as pastimes.
  • Kristin Brumbach MS--Youth Services, Part-time
    Kristin is a Bryn Mawr graduate with a Master's in Library Science from Drexel University. Having experienced academic librarianship at Albright College and Alvernia University, she is, luckily for us, now exploring the world of children's and teen librarians.
  • Elizabeth Shepley Programs/PR Coordinator, Part-time
    Elizabeth has an A.A. in Communications from RACC and a B.S. in General Studies with a concentration in Professional Writing from Kutztown University. A Cumru Township resident, she enjoys writing, creating and volunteering.
  • Amber Bernhard - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Ambur graduated from Kutztown University with a major in electronic media/public relations, which serves her well in her job with BCTV. She was a favorite volunteer at MCL before becoming a staff member.
  • Melissa Cronrath - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Melissa is a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School and was formerly both a library volunteer and a Board Member. Melissa knows many of our patrons' favorite authors and is MCL's interlibrary loan processor. She's the mother of a GM graduate and enjoys reading the latest fiction bestsellers.
  • Patti Hutchinson - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Patti, our children's services and desk assistant, is a resident of Brecknock Township and was a library volunteer at MCL prior to being hired. Patti originated the Bedtime Storytime Program. She's the mother of two GM graduates. Patti enjoys Jane Austen and other Regency Era novels.
  • Liz Latch Library Assistant, Part-time
    Liz graduated from Governor Mifflin and is the mother of three library-card-holding patrons of Mifflin Community Library. Liz loves watching classic movies and rereads Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books every year.
  • Lisa Nuss - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Lisa is a Governor Mifflin grad with a BS in Elementary Education from Messiah College and a Master's in Library Science from Kutztown University. She has worked as a children's librarian at both the Muhlenberg and Kutztown libraries and currently directs youth programs at the GT Church. She missed library work enough to take an evening/weekend job with MCL.
  • Jillian Woodruff Library Assistant, Part-time
    Jillian is a Governor Mifflin grad with a B.A. in Communications/Journalism and an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology, both from Temple University. She has worked as a guidance counselor at several schools and now homeschools her two daughters, besides working at the library.

Board of Trustees

  • President: Megan Huesgen, represents Cumru Township
  • Vice President: Colleen Stamm, represents Kenhorst
  • Secretary: Marilyn Eaken, represents Cumru Township
  • Treasurer: Carey Babczak, represents Cumru Township
  • Library Director: Helen Sheimo Flynn
  • Board Member: Mary Buechley, represents Mohnton
  • Board Member: Sheri Hoover, represents Cumru Township
  • Board Member: Britta Hyneman, represents Shillington
  • Board Member: Patricia Shermot, represents Shillington
  • Board Member: Vacancy
  • Ex-Officio Board Member: David Silcox

The Mifflin Community Library Board of Trustees meets in the library at 7 pm. on the 4th Wednesday of the month except for two months when there are no meetings and December, when the meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and are listed on our Events Calendar.

Board Meeting Minutes - 2016:

Board Meeting Minutes - 2015: