Get to Know… Noyes Library!

Outside of Noyes Library on a sunny day

Noyes Library for Young Children, located at 10237 Carroll Place in Kensington, offers books and programs specifically for early childhood, along with a comfortable space for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to read and play together with their special adults. The Noyes Library has been listed as one of the remarkable libraries across America in a feature by the LA Times.

Yuliya Doychinova (L) was born and raised in Bulgaria, but 12 years ago an opportunity to work at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC presented itself and now the US is home. She joined MCPL in 2012 and currently is a part-time Library Assistant I at the Noyes Library for Young Children. She enjoys working at this charming one-room library which offers excellent programs for young children. When she is not at work, you will find her at home with her family and tending to her beautiful flower garden.

Selfie of three women in denim jacketsCissie Williams (C) joined MCPL in 2003 as an Information Substitute, where she most enjoyed teen and adult queries and generally feared and avoided questions at the Children’s Desk. Despite her anxiety, she began subbing regularly at Noyes Library for Young Children in 2010, where she discovered that not only was she entirely capable of answering children’s questions, she was actually good at it and loved it! She’s been the part-time Librarian I at Noyes since the position was created in 2014 and can be found there presenting storytimes, playing ukulele, and self-educating about early literacy. Inside and outside Noyes, she enjoys dancing (all kinds), music (all kinds), teaching the world how to play uke one person at a time, eating cake, and hiking (outside).

Christine Felix (R) is currently the Librarian II at the Noyes Library for Young Children. She enjoys all things glitter, anything by Mo Willems and a good dance beat. She loves being a children’s librarian because it allows her to read, dance, play and make a mess while teaching children and parents the importance of early literacy. She hopes to travel more up and down the East Coast and to visit someplace warm next December.