Meet our new youth services coordinator!

Davette Dean (right) assumed the role of Youth Services Coordinator for the library following Marie Vallee's (left) retirement in June.

Davette Dean (right) assumed the role of Youth Services Coordinator following Marie Vallee’s (left) retirement in June.

Hello! My name is Davette Dean and I am the new Youth Services Coordinator for Cass County Public Library.

It is wonderful to be working for the community that I have always lived in. I grew up in Peculiar and went to school at Harrisonville Christian and then Ray-Pec for high school. I then graduated from UMKC with my Elementary Education degree.

My husband and I lived in Belton for our first year of marriage and now we have called Harrisonville our home for 5 years. We have a sweet 9 month old boy who is the joy of our lives. I enjoy reading and singing whenever I have spare time, which I have found is rare with a baby around.

I have worked for Cass County Public Library for the past 3 years at the Harrisonville Branch. There I primarily worked with the teens while also doing a pajama storytime for the children.

I look forward to working for the library county wide through collection development as well as enhancing our services for our local youth.

– Davette Dean, Youth Services Coordinator

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