Meet Our Newest Board Member!
We're pleased to introduce the newest member of the Henrietta Public Library Board of Trustees, Nykki Matthews! Nykki was born in Florida and raised in New York. She has fond memories from her childhood in the early 90’s, of going to the library on Arnett Street in Rochester. She recalls the librarians and staff, and how the library afforded access and opportunity to explore reading and connecting with others living in the 19th Ward the best! Fast-forward to joining the Board of Trustees at the Henrietta Public Library. She calls it an honor to continue providing fond memories and strengthening the awareness of how the library can continue to be the cornerstone of a community and beyond.
After graduating from the RCSD, she went on to pursue post-secondary education, ultimately earning a Master's of Science in School Counseling from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, a Bachelor's of Science from Buffalo State College in Sociology, and an Associate's Degree from Monroe Community College in Liberal Arts. As an educator, counselor, coach, and mentor, Nykki enjoys listening to individuals and hearing their perspectives on various topics. She considers listening and building relationships her superpowers. She is also the author of a children’s book series that aspires to bring awareness to matters concerning diversity and inclusion while promoting the importance of a positive self-image and self-acceptance.
Nykki lives in Henrietta with her husband, Tori, and their children. She says that she is afforded the best ‘view’ of life and learns daily from her beautiful and kind boys, Myles, Christian, and Wells.