Lucy Anderson:

Position: Library Director

Background: Public and Academic Libraries ● Children’s and Teen Librarian ● Emmanuel College and Simmons University

Lucy has worked in many types of libraries and decided that a small town like the place she grew up would be just right for her family. She and her husband moved to Elbow Lake with their kids, cats, and then added a dog.

When not at work you will find Lucy reading, walking, crafting, or working in the yard.

Fun Fact: Fall is her favorite season!


Lisa Mattocks:

Position: Library Assistant / Cataloger

Background: School Media ● School Paraprofessional  ● MN Reading Corps

When not at work you will find Lisa reading, walking, or doing cross-stitch.

Fun Fact: Loves to read about Ernest Shackleton and his adventures.


Aaron Olson:

Position: Library Aid

Background: Attended College in Brainerd ●worked at Thorson Memorial Library for 20 years ● serves on the Pioneer Public Television advisory committee.

Aaron has an amazing memory and is our go to person when the rest of us can’t remember something. He is an integral part of the library’s staff, and often the first voice you will hear when calling the library.

When not at work you will likely find Aaron at his parents’ farm enjoying the outdoors, and working in the garden.

Fun Fact: Aaron likes animals and has been a horse enthusiast for years and has a loyal dog he keeps at the farm.


Betsy Ostenson:

Position: Library Aid

Background: Grant Manager ● Financial Planning Assistant  ● Community Theatre Manager

Betsy married a farmer and raised a family on a farm east of Erdahl. She is now semi-retired and is enjoying gardening, sewing, and re-learning her French.

Fun Fact: Betsy likes mystery books with French themes such as Louise Penny, Hercule Poirot, and Maigret.


Brianna Miller:

Position: Children’s Services Coordinator

Background: Teacher ● Children’s Counselor  ● Northwestern College and Liberty University Graduate

Brianna enjoys igniting children’s imaginations, creativity, and desire to learn through books and the connection that reading together builds for children and parents.

When not at work Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, doing photography work, and reading.

Fun Fact: Brianna and her family raise goats.