Because of our staff, Darien Library maintains a world-class reputation for excellence
in customer service and innovation.
Assistant Director for Public Services
Stephanie is the Assistant Director for Public Services. She is also 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.
John is a library geek. He enjoys reading pretty much anything but has a soft spot for John Irving, Geraldine Brooks, and, of course, Tolkien. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his family and his gimpy dachshund.
Reed keeps the bills paid and the books balanced. In her spare time, she is a runner, reader and mom to three fantastic kids and two rescue dogs. Some of her favorite authors are Zora Neale Hurston and Wally Lamb.
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.
Susie is a Master Gardener and an instructor on the art of selling on eBay. Susie is frequently found assisting with our Friday Night Films, is an avid movie watcher, and currently oversees purchases in our DVD collection. While she is quite eclectic in what she reads, she never passes up a good romance novel! She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Connecticut. Susie is also a notary.
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.
Miss Lorena currently teaches at Five Mile. Prior to that she launched two highly successful local businesses catering to preschool children. Miss Lorena was also a co-founder and owner of Green Moon Children’s Art Studio.
Samantha is a strong believer that every art project needs more glitter. She loves working as a children’s librarian because it involves lots of improvisation, books, and imagination! She enjoys epic fantasy series, middle grade fiction, and Jane Austen. When not burrowing into a good book, Samantha likes visiting historical sites, writing, and trying new food in the city.
Elizabeth has 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.
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.
Children's Librarian, Collection Development 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.
Maria is an art lover who loves to paint, whether it’s on a canvas or accidently on her clothes. When she’s not painting, she’s most likely spending time with her three pet dogs and fish. She incorporates art and music into her class Libros y Cuentos, along with some stuffed animals as she has three pet dogs and a fish. If you ever feel like practicing or learning some Spanish, feel free to come and say ‘Hola’ to her.
Tori loves working with children and reading books, so becoming a children's librarian is her dream come true. She is from Hawaii and enjoys hiking and going to the beach. If she's not outside, you can find her baking, watching movies, or planning my next trip overseas.
Mia is our resident teen wrangler. When she is not at the Library, she spends a lot of her time on Tumblr, going on Target runs, and of course, reading books. She’s open to reading anything, but is most fond of YA realistic fiction and graphic novels with strong female characters.
Maria joined the Help Desk team after a successful career an IT professional in the financial industry. A long-time Darien resident, Maria spends her spare time volunteering for local organizations, sharing her wealth of IT knowledge!
Kaitlin received a B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College, where she also played her cello in the orchestra and other ensembles. In her spare time, this Conn College Camel loves reading young adult literature and brushing up on her Italian!
Zsasha is into learning as much as possible about everything possible (good luck). Usually a non-fiction reader, she recently learned reading fiction can possibly increase your lifespan so she is on a mission to read as much fiction as humanly possible. Zsasha thinks libraries are knowledge gems frequently underestimated. When she is not in the Library, she is a night owl who enjoys hip hop music and stargazing.
Sally is a huge fan of audiobooks. 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.
When Sheba is not studying biology and human anatomy, she enjoys investing her time in guiding young students toward academic and social success. Sheba loves serving people whenever she can, so please do not hesitate to ask her for any assistance!
Edward is passionate about all things science and technology. He is currently attending Norwalk Community College, and when he is not studying you can find him playing the guitar, reading about the latest scientific studies, or at his desktop computer captivated by the latest video games.
Cathy is a retired lawyer with two grown children and she lives in Darien with her husband, dog and cat. She enjoys reading literary fiction, memoirs, legal thrillers, detective mysteries and cookbooks. She also loves spending time with people she loves, bird-watching, animals, volunteering, and road trips.
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.
Valerie is a retired middle school drama coach, music teacher, and choral director. She has two grown daughters as well as a grown husband. Valerie enjoys hiking and camping, singing in a gospel choir, and taming her garden.
Pam lives in Darien with her husband, two daughters and their English Springer Spaniel. She like to stay fit by spinning, doing yoga and walking her dog. She enjoys reading Historical Fiction and books about cooking and decorating.
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.
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.
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.
Jill loves reading and watching movies, but not at the same time. Callie, her therapy dog (who works with Jill to promote recovery through animal assisted therapy services), agrees that the movie version is never quite as good as the book. Jill belongs to a variety of book groups. Her husband and 4 grown children add hustle to the bustle, and she loves every minute of it.
Karyn is a recent college graduate with a degree in education and history. She is a firm believer in starting off every morning with a cup of coffee. When not at the library, Karyn enjoys spending time with friends and family, seeing her favorite bands in concert and exploring new places.
James has a suspicion that he might like the words in books more than books themselves. So when he reads, he tends to prefer books written by linguists because they understand that words themselves can tell stories—stories full of… characters. James also likes puns. Word.