Lindsey B. Westerfield


Lindsey Westerfield joined Russell County Public Library as director in 2012, but she's been a Russell County Library patron since age 10. When she was in the sixth grade, her family lived on Main Street in Russell Springs and she spent her afternoons and summers walking to the library to check out Encylopedia Brown books, visit with Branch Librarian Mildred Lawson, and eventually become Mildred's student volunteer.


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Lindsey is a proud graduate of Russell County High School, Class of 2003, and Western Kentucky University. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English in 2007 and a master of arts degree in English in 2010. Before joining the library, she worked for one year at the Russell County Tourist Commission and five years at WKU's Honors College, where she served as coordinator of scholar recruitment.

Lindsey was a 2001 Rogers Scholar, a 2002 Kentucky Governor's Scholar, the 2006 recipient of the National Collegiate Honors Council's Honors Student of the Year, and a WKU Spirit Master from 2005-2007. In 2012-13, she served as the treasurer for the Russell County Business and Professional Women's organization, and she is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Lindsey loves reading and spending time with family, but she is also a self-professed TV junkie with shows like Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, and Arrested Development. She and her husband enjoy traveling and cuddling with their three pound puppies, Marley, Max and Riley.

My Top 10 Favorite Books!

To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
Beloved by Toni Morrison
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith
A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The Storyteller  by Jodi Picoult
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  by J.K. Rowling
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman





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