Library Director – Patty Braden
Patty Braden has served as Director of the Romulus Public Library since 2011. Before coming to Romulus, she was director of a public library in north Wisconsin for four years and worked for many years in academic libraries. Patty has a B.S. in Geography from Eastern Michigan University and earned her MILS at the University of Michigan. She enjoys reading, Michigan football, and spending time with family. As Library Director, Patty is committed to providing excellent service to the community.
Head of Adult & Support Services – Jake Rynicki
Jake has a bachelors in Art History: Museum Studies from the University of Michigan, and has his masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Jake has worked for Melvindale Public Library, Dearborn Public Library, and interned at the Mardigian Library at U of M before working at Romulus. It was at Mardigian Jake discovered his passion for librarianship. He has studied French, German, and Polish. He also has a goal to visit all 50 US states and read all the great classical novels he never got to read in school.
Head of Youth Services & Outreach – Tee Versele
Tee has a Bachelors in Fine Art (Drawing) from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Tee has been with Romulus Public Library since 2021, having previously worked at Canton Public Library as a Technical Processing Assistant. Tee has always had a deeply held passion for children’s literature, child development, and multicultural service. Tee can always be seen with an iced coffee in hand and loves a good podcast or audiobook. Tee is also a proud mother to her daughter, who can often be seen attending programs Mama is hosting!