Meet the Staff: Nikki

Meet one of O’Fallon Public Library’s newest circulation assistants: Nikki!

What jobs did you have before coming to the library?

I worked at a different Public Library for many years. For very short times I worked at a Steak ‘n Shake and a call center that is currently closed called Convergys. I do art commissions as a side job.  

What are your favorite books or movies?

I love all things fantasy, especially high fantasy and/or sci – fi. I love how much creativity the genres give, how much world building there can be.

I love the book, “Arthas,” that explores the lore of the Lich King from the game World of Warcraft.

I also enjoy the book, “Death Troopers.” What is not cool about zombies in a Star Wars setting? 

As far as movies go I am quite partial to the Captain America movies and a lot of the old fantasy movies I watched with my dad in my youth like “the Dark Crystal” and “the Never Ending Story.”

What do you love most about libraries?

I love how much libraries bring to a community. The access to so many books, movies, and other resources. It allows all walks of life to gain access to valuable things that they may not get to otherwise. 

Plus, they have amazing little portals to other worlds for the imagination to run wild!

Nikki’s Reader’s Advisory

Arthas : the rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden. A tale inspired by one of the popular video game’s most notorious villains reveals his origins and dark purpose in an epic adventure that incorporates elements from Blizzard’s expansion set, “Wrath of the Lich King.”

Death troopers by Joe Schreiber. When the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But soon after a boarding party returns from a scavenging expedition, a horrific disease breaks out and takes the lives of all but a half-dozen survivors whose only option forces them to return to the Star Destroyer–and the soulless, unstoppable dead waiting aboard its vast emptiness.

Captain America: the first avenger. After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the super soldier, Captain America.

The Dark Crystal. The Mystics fight to overthrow the evil Skeksis and take back control of their planet. When Jen, a member of the Gelfling tribe, sets out to find the crystal’s missing shard, his dangerous journey brings him face to face with monsters at every turn. Determined to restore peace to their planet, Jen will not back down.

The Neverending Story. Jeopardized by an encroaching void known as the Nothing, the creatures of Fantasia and its child-Empress must rely on the young warrior Atreyu, and on the faith of Bastian who is reading the book about Atreyu’s adventures.

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