Nick Wilczek, the Library Director, has been with GHCL since October  2016.  Prior to living in Portland he was the Branch Manager of the Arcata Library in Humboldt County, CA.  He is from Kentucky.  Things Nick loves: books & movies, Hank Williams, Kentucky Wildcats basketball, his dog, and being outdoors.  He is a professional wrestling enthusiast.   

Katrina Ehrnman-Newton is Garden Home’s Youth Services Librarian, coming to Portland from the foggy coastline of Humboldt County, CA. She comes equipped with alarmingly endless energy which probably comes from nefarious sources, and four years of branch management experience emphasizing programming for families.  She lives with her husband Kris and their three cats - Kat, Shy Guy, and Pumpkin - and sometimes dresses like a real-life Ms. Frizzle.

It's no accident that "Grace Poole" rhymes with "tres cool". Garden Home's Adult Services Programming Librarian is the product of a lab experiment to create the ultimate Librarian. She can leap a bibliographic record in a single bound, lasso unwieldy reference questions with one hand tied behind her back, and lift the entire circulation desk with her inquisitive mind. With Grace in charge of library programs, no patron need ever suffer the indignation of ennui again.


Kate has been at GHCL since 2013. She is the office manager, and also handles the cataloging & processing of new materials. She has lived in Washington County all her life, and spent her childhood climbing trees to read books away from her four brothers. Kate is a big fan of disaster movies and anything with funny women in it. She has a penchant for artichokes.

Heather is the Adult Services Programmer, which means she plans and markets the library's events for adults.  Heather also processes and requests Interlibrary Loans, which are items retrieved from outside WCCLS.  She has worked at GHCL since Sept. 2009 and is currently working on getting her Masters in Library Science.  Heather doesn't have a favorite genre, but she does have the propensity to read Pacific Northwest and Southern authors, as well as anything about music, NASA and shipwrecks.


Julie has been working at GHL for about 5 years now. She does various little things around the library, but her main task is working on the desk, helping patrons with circulation issues or questions. Julie has been using this library since she was little, and it is still one of her favorite places to be. 

Steve is a husband, father, musician, and Portland Public School recycler. It has been his delight to work on-call at GHCL since October of 2015. When not at the library, Steve plays both electric and upright bass in six bands. It keeps him busy and gives him a much-needed creative output!


Liz is a weekend Circulation Assistant at GHCL. She is a great lover of the arts, particularly dance and theater.  Liz began dancing when she was eight years old and now performs professionally with local theater companies.  She also works as a Library Assistant at Aloha Library and is a Chocolatier at Godiva at Washington Square Mall.

Claire is one of our pages and has been with GHCL since September 2016. She currently attends Beaverton High School. Claire is an Aries and enjoys long walks on the beach. She is also passionate about Food Network.


Christie works on-call at the library. She began coming to the GHCL when her boys were in preschool at Small Friends, they are now both in college. She likes a variety of book genres and would love to help you find a good book, or help you with a reference question.  In her recent past life, she was a member of the GHCLA Board of Directors. Now she spends much of her day as a librarian at the Hillsboro Brookwood Public Library, but as you can see, she cannot stay away from the people at Garden Home.