Jean graduated from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo with a degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. She also attended library school at the University of South Carolina. Jean is a former second grade teacher and later she was the Children’s Services Manager at the Hilton Head Branch and the Bluffton Branch Libraries. She is very excited to share her love of reading and beautiful books with the families of our community. Jean invites you to “come by” and welcome her back from retirement. Jean’s speciality will be helping you with books from preschool through early elementary.
Jean lives in Bluffton with her husband Don who was in the Air Force. They have traveled and lived in many places. They have one son who lives in Texas.
Bonnie Shank Derounian
Bonnie graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in secondary education and she received her master’s degree in Elementary and Middle School Language Arts from the University of Alabama. She spent thirteen years teaching English/Language Arts in the middle and high schools for the Panama Canal Company and twenty-two years for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Okinawa, Japan and Mannheim, Germany. Bonnie told me she is so happy working at the store and loves being with the children and introducing them to new books. She will help our customers with literary selections from 5th grade to high school.
Bonnie also lives in Bluffton and travels often to Shanghai, China where her two son’s live. She enjoys volunteering at Literacy Volunteers of the Low Country and Heroes on Horseback.
Libby is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.F.A in Printmaking (Fine Arts) and a B.A. in Communication Studies. She founded "Libby O Marketing" in May 2013 which focuses on social media and blogging for creative and interesting companies with an emphasis on online sales. To learn more, visit: libbyomarketing.com
Libby and her husband, Mike, have 2 children - Molly (4) and Connor (1) and live in Bluffton, SC.