Lori Adelman
Children's Librarian Assistant
Lori has an M.S. in Elementary Education and has taught elementary school in both Stamford and Darien.  Her four children are glad that she has found a new venue for her singing and dancing.
Jeanne Altman
Children's Library Assistant
Jeanne joined the Children’s Library after being an enthusiastic Readers’ Advisor for three years, and has completed a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She loves reading, especially audiobooks, cooking and crafting with kids.
Stephanie Anderson
Head of Readers’ Services
Stephanie Anderson is the Head of Readers’ Advisory after years of working as a bookseller. She reads just about anything, from presidential biographies to Regency romances, with a lot of new fiction in-between. When she’s not at the library, she’s reading on the train home to Brooklyn or running a basketball league for book nerds.
Mallory Arents
Knowledge and Learning Services Librarian | Volunteer Coordinator
Mallory got in to the library biz not because she loves books, not because she loves information, but because she loves people. She's also really into KPOP, vegan eats, and cephalopods.
Barbara Blake
Reader Advisor
Barbara is one of our film buffs. Ask her what movies she's seen lately!
John Blyberg
Assistant Director for Innovation and UX
John is a library geek.
Tina Bothe
Materials Management
Tina is an excellent cook and baking is her specialty. Ask her about the cookbooks!
Asha Bryce
Reader Advisor
Asha is a keen observer of all that is weird and slightly off kilter in literature, non-fiction and movies! Ask her what she has read lately that keeps her back to the wall.
Lois Calka
Head of Facilities and Materials Management
Lois keeps all the cogs turning.
Laura Cavers
Reader Advisor
Laura is an avid reader and member of two book groups. She recently finished her MFA in Writing and is focused on finishing her very own novel. She likes to relax by walking with friends, or sailing or kayaking on Long Island Sound.
Jack Christensen
Knowledge and Learning Services Assistant
Jack is a graduate of Darien High School and is a student at St. Lawrence University. In his spare time, he is a avid outdoorsman and enjoys walking and biking. He also has a WordPress blog!
Elizabeth Connell
Children's Library Assistant
Elizabeth is pursuing a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the Pratt Institute. Her favorite children's book is Little House in the Big Woods. In her free time she enjoys needlepoint and the novels of PG Wodehouse.
Rose Curtin
Materials Management
Rose is mom to two grown daughters, Melissa and Cindy. She is a marathon runner and plays tennis and paddle tennis. She is also a talented seamstress and creates specialty gifts to sell at holiday and craft fairs. Rose also loves to cook and read historical fiction.
Eileen D'Andrea
Children's Librarian Assistant
Eileen loves to connect kids with that one perfect book... the book that will make them a reader. She is a school librarian when she's not in the Children's Library and when she reads books for grown-ups, she prefers historical fiction.
Jen Dayton
Collection Development Coordinator
Jen is our Collection Development Coordinator, new fiction buyer and lover of all things book. Ask her what book she is passionate about this week!
Fran Dixon
Knowledge and Learning Services Assistant
Fran enjoys encouraging others and also reading books that are inspiring. Ask her what she's reading now!
Alison Fisher
Finance Manager
Alison keeps our books, crunches our numbers and makes sure we pay our bills. She likes to read psychological thrillers, loves dogs and is a crack skeet shooter.
Daniel Flores
Technology Assistant
Daniel comes with several years experience in both the corporate and retail world. In his spare time, he volunteers with local not-for-profits and is active in the local political scene. He also enjoys the outdoors, tennis and running through town.
Jane Frazier
Program Specialist
Jane Frazier is our Hostess with the Mostess, resident Francophile, and Michigan sports fanatic. When she’s not welcoming you to one of our library programs, you can find her swimming laps at the YMCA or baking her famous chocolate chip cookies.
Erica Gauquier
Teen Services Librarian
When not reading young adult realistic fiction, Erica enjoys riding her longboard skateboard and shoe shopping. You can find her in the Teen Lounge running programs and recommending books.
Marilyn Giannos
Materials Management
Marilyn loves reading the Sunday NY Times as well as historical fiction and memoirs. She also enjoys volunteer work, tennis, golf and bridge.
Josephine Gleeson
Materials Management
Jo is a retired middle school teacher who is trading YA literature for historical fiction and novels. She enjoys biking, baking, long walks, and discovering new places.
Amanda L. Goodman
User Experience Librarian
Amanda is an internet/technology nerd and enjoys dabbling in creative pursuits. Ask her about what is going on online!
Krishna Grady
Children's Librarian, Program Coordinator
Working in the children’s library allows Krishna to combine her favorite things: acting, singing, dancing and reading. When not at the library she can be found watching movies, sci-fi television, mainly Dr. Who, singing show tunes and of course reading. Her favorite books are Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Jane Eyre and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Alan Kirk Gray
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alan reads a lot of naval history and fiction and is always trying to get us to go play softball. Hasn't happened yet, probably never will.
Virginia Grubbs
Reader Advisor
Virginia's favorite genres include thrillers and suspense, mysteries, general fiction, chick-lit and young adult books featuring a dystopian society. Aside from books, she also loves movies and suspenseful TV series. She's a proud Texan enjoying life in Connecticut.
Alex Hylton
User Experience Ninja
As a lover of technology, Alex makes sure all the technology equipment in the building runs smoothly. He also aids to design unique physical or digital experiences for patrons of the library.
Sally Ijams
Head of Knowledge and Learning Services
Sally is a huge fan of audio books. The queen of multitasking, she can usually be found knitting, gardening or cooking, all while listening to books. Her reading tastes are eclectic, but she is especially fond of all things Austen.
Brian Jacoby
Technology Assistant
Brian received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. In his spare time, he likes going to the gym and participating in other physical activities that gets his blood pumping. His favorite hobby is collecting sneakers.
Kimberly Kunces
Technology Assistant | Knowledge and Learning Services Assistant
Kim is a college student studying Communications. She loves to play tennis, run, and travel. She enjoys reading non-fiction books and Time Magazine. Ask her about wilderness travel and readings!
Amy Laughlin
Children's Librarian, Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator
Amy reads picture books, tween books, YA and everything in between. In her spare time she enjoys traipsing around the globe, playing with iPads and apps, and making crafts.
Caroline Mandler Lopez
Knowledge and Learning Services Librarian
Caroline is originally from New Canaan (yes, a Rams fan), and she most enjoys reading memoirs, novels and looking through the cookbooks for new recipes!
Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla
Assistant Head of Children's Services, Collection Development Coordinator
Elisabeth is an avid sci-fi and fantasy reader who was convinced her invitation to Hogwarts got lost in the mail.
Stacy Mathai
Technology Assistant
Stacy has a BS in Business & Technology. Aside from being a legal assistant and Sunday School teacher, she’s always ready to lend a hand. Her welcoming smile and tech savvy nature will happily guide you in the right direction.
Ann McCarty
Reader Advisor
Ann McCarty loves reading, especially popular fiction. Ask her what she is wild about this week!
Cathy McLachlan
Administrative Assistant
Cathy makes it happen.
Marian McLeod
Children's Library Assistant
Marian was destined to be a librarian. She was born and raised in Hawaii and is a big fan of funny kids books, running, cross-stitching, and traveling abroad.
Akshat Misra
Technology Assistant
Akshat is a rising senior at AITE (The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering) in Stamford. He enjoys all things tech related, and is also passionate about soccer, cars and music.
Barbara Monin
Reader Advisor
Barbara is a Francophile and reader of all things. Ask her what she has loved lately!
Claire Moore
Head of Children's Services
Claire is a film lover who enjoys selecting movies for our Foreign Film Series for kids. She is an avid Nutmeg Book Award reader and conducts programs for children from infants to tweens. She can also sometimes be caught running through the stacks.
Anna Moser
Teen Services Librarian
Anna is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, and is working towards a Master’s in Library Science at Pratt Institute. She is also a freelance writer, as well as a reference librarian in neighboring New York. She lives in New York with her beast of an Australian Shepherd Ozzy.
Lisa Nowlain
Children's Librarian, Harold W. McGraw Jr. Fellow
Lisa is a half-Swede Californian with a background in art, marketing/design, and ultimate Frisbee (it’s really a sport!). While not being a librarian, she is outside hiking or inside reading fantasy, sci-fi, picture books, or narrative non-fiction.
Blanche Parker
Knowledge and Learning Services Librarian
Blanche is our business and travel expert and a huge fan of UNC basketball and SEC football.
Marianne Paterniti
Book Group Coordinator
Marianne is a book group's best friend. Ask her what she recommends for a lively discussion!
Victor Pensiero
Building Engineer
Vic keeps our library building in shape. As the former Chief Plumber for the Darien school district and current Chief of the Darien Fire Department, Vic is always ready to serve.
Manny Perez
Videographer
Manny is a writer, producer and director of impactful and memorable documentary films, public relation films, corporate communications videos and commercials. As a recipient of numerous industry awards, and the owner/director of a video production facility, Manny uses his skills to create meaningful videos for the library.
Veronica Ponce
Children's Librarian Assistant
You may know Veronica from her Organized Playgroups in town. She has a M.S. in Early Childhood Education and believes every child is gifted and ready to learn!
Stephanie Sara
Materials Management
Stephanie keeps the sorting room humming. She can also be seen at the Friday night films where she has been known to appear dressed as a beekeeper as well as in vintage 1970’s attire.
Thomas Scott
Materials Management
Thomas enjoys hardcore concerts and running.
Abby Sesselberg
Reader Advisor
Abby reads a wide range of books with an emphasis on genre mysteries, series, and thrillers. She also enjoys biographies, memoirs, and books about chefs.
Erin Shea
Head of Adult Programming
Erin is our go-to person for adult programming at the library. She loves showing patrons how to check out eBooks and use technology. She reads poetry, nonfiction, adventure stories, and everything in between.
Patricia Sheary
Reader Advisor
Pat is not only a insatiable reader and huge Anglophile, she is a gourmet cook and loves doing needlework. Ask Pat what’s cooking! She’ll be happy to tell you!
Susie Skerrett
Materials Management and Readers' Advisory
Susie has great expertise in gardening and eBaying. She is an avid movie watcher and a lover of books!!! She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services and is currently studying at the University of Connecticut - Stamford majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. Susie is a notary.
Caitlin Stote
Materials Management
Caitlin is an undergraduate at Fairfield University, majoring in English and pioneering in Fairfield’s new 5-year Integrated B.A./M.A. Degree Teacher Certification in Elementary Education. She loves reading to children and reading in general, especially Victorian English literature and works of nonfiction.
Samarpana Tamm
Children's Librarian Assistant
Samarpana is a former Montessori teacher and one of our Early Childhood Specialists. She conducts Giggles & Rhymes and can help anyone navigate our Picture Book collection!
Pat Tone
Reader Advisor
Pat is a dog lover and haunter of book shops everywhere. Ask her about the best in books on cd or playaways.
William Tone
Reader Advisor
William Tone is a recent law school grad. When he is not out pounding the pavement he can be found behind the Welcome Desk ready with a book recommendation that is sure to please!
Karen Yostpille
Materials Management
Karen loves to read popular fiction, although her book group and co-workers are encouraging her to branch out into other genres. She also enjoys volunteering, playing golf, baking and spending time with her family.