• Quote-startA public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.Quote-end

    — Mark Twain, author

Our Dedicated People


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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Children's Librarian

Fillamay Cowell, affectionately known as Ms. Fill, is the children's librarian for Russell County Public Library. She is a graduate of Clay High School, the University of Utah and the University of Kentucky, and earned her paraprofessional certification. She is a 20-year veteran of the library who enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, hiking, horses, caves, canoes, and Native American history.


Reference Librarian

Glenda York, a member of the RCPL team for more than 14 years, earned her associate of arts degree in library science at Somerset Community College and her paraprofessional certificate from the State Board for the Certification of Librarians. A voracious reader and bibliophile, she is interested in literature, poetry, photography, art, theatre, Native American culture, music, gardening, botany, hiking and travel. Her motto: Learn Something New Every Day.


Interlibrary Loan Clerk

Kim Burchett began working as the branch library assistant in 2010. She often helps patrons find books from other libraries that RCPL might not have in its stacks through the Interlibrary Loan service. She enjoys nature and spending time with her family.

Branch Manager & Cataloging Clerk

Angie McGowan joined the Russell County Public Library in 2011 as a circulation assistant. Now she serves as the Branch Manager and Cataloging Clerk. A graduate of Pulaski County High School 1988, she earned a degree in information technology and web design from Somerset Community College in 2004. She enjoys crafts, art, motorcycle riding, boating, hiking and fishing. Angie has a huge heart for animals, especially dogs!


Library Assistant & Outreach Services

If you can't come to the library to check out a book, Jesse Murrell is the guy who will bring it to you. Jesse has served as the coordinator of outreach services at Russell County Public Library for four years. Jesse is a graduate of Russell County High School and Somerset Community College. He graduated in spring 2014 with an associate's degree and plans to further his education with an emphasis on library science at Northern Kentucky University. When he's not working or going to school, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, watching movies, playing video games, reading and writing.


Library Assistant

Collin Hughes joined the Russell County Public Library as a part time Library Assistant in 2014. He is passionate about reading books, which is what you will find him doing when he is at home. Originally a native of Indiana, Collin grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Russell County High School. 

Circulation Assistant

Anna is one of the smiling faces you will see at the Russell County Public Library. She began working as a circulation assistant in 2016 after getting married and moving to Russell Springs. After homeschool and graduating in 2012, Anna earned her BSBA in Finance from the Thomas Edison State University.

Library Assistant

Kristina Daffron is no stranger to the Russell County Public Library. She performed inventory for the Library in the summer of 2009 and 2011 and joined the Library in her current position as Library Assistant in the summer of 2015. “I’m addicted to Dr. Pepper and consider myself a pop-culture enthusiast,” says Kristina, who also loves to read and write. She also enjoys acting in community theatre at The Star Theater in Russell Springs.

Circulation Assistant

Angela Boggs is one of the helpful, smiling faces you will see at the circulation desk. She joined the team during the summer of 2016. In her spare time Angela loves to read, fish, and spend time with her family. 

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Jamestown, Kentucky 42629
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Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
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