Meet Matt Lansell, a circulation assistant at the Branch who has been with RPL for 1 year and 5 months.

Here are some things to know about Matt:


What is your favorite part about your job? 

Helping our patrons and working with a great team.


What is your favorite food or snack? 

Cheetos, but don’t eat them while reading a library book.


What is your favorite color? 



What was your favorite subject in school? 



Who is your favorite musical artist? 

The band Yes. 

 I’m an old progressive rock fan.


Are you a big fan of any sports teams? 

 Go Browns, Cavs, and Guardians.


What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Play my drum set.


What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 

I was the marching band percussion instructor from 2007 to 2014 and the auditorium technical director from 2011 to 2022 at Alliance High School.


Do you have a favorite saying or motto you try to live by?

"If you’re not getting the answers you need, maybe you’re asking the wrong questions."  – Matt Lansell



What was your first vehicle? 

My first motorcycle was a 1971 Harley Davidson 125cc Rapido. 

My first car was a 1974 VW Bus.


What was the last thing you binge watched? 

Yellowstone, 1883 and 1923