Carolyn is new to the northwest corner of Connecticut. She has worked in higher education administration for the bulk of her career which has taken her to nine different states. She has an undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College and a graduate degree from the University of Virginia. Carolyn has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and names among her favorite places Venice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Charleston and the Grand Canyon. She is an avid reader, a life-long student and has a deep interest in learning about other cultures. Her greatest joy is her two, young grandsons who live in southern Florida.
Claudia E. CayneDirector
Prior to coming to SML in 2002, Claudia was the Director at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, CT. She has also been the head of the Children’s Department the Monroe Pubic Library in Monroe, CT and worked as a circulation clerk at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield. Before becoming a librarian, she worked as a paralegal and a waitress. She has an MLS and an undergraduate degree in 20th Century Art and Literature. Interests are the great outdoors, good food and animals.
Lorraine CleavelandTechnical Services
Lorraine retired from teaching at the Dover Union Free School District after thirty-four years. She taught everything from Kindergarten through eighth grade, with much of that time spent teaching reading. Tap dancing, swimming, reading, baking, golfing and walking with her husband, is how Lorraine spends her free time. She also is big supporter of animal rescue having rescued over twenty dogs and cats over the years. She is thrilled to be part of the SML staff.
Lawrence Davis-HollanderAdult Programming Coordinator / Circulation Desk
Lawrence is an ethnobotanist, garden writer, gardener and plantsman. He was founder and Director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, and author of “Tomato: A fresh-from-the-vine cookbook.” He writes for Heirloom Gardener, Grit, and Yankee magazines and is a principal of Dandelion Gardening Arts. If he’s not gardening or writing there’s a reasonable chance he’s cooking and his latest obsession is Indian food.
Madeline is a former Queens and Long Island girl transplanted to Salisbury almost 15 years ago. She is a “page” at the Library and happily reshelves all our books, dvds and more. She loves yoga, animals, large and small, walking, reading and meeting friends over coffee and food.
Heath PrentisCirculation Desk
Heath’s day job is at the Litchfield Probate Court. She has also been an Outward Bound instructor, bar hussy, newspaper reporter and graphic artist. She has two grown sons and is an artist in her spare time.
Molly SalisburyChildren's Services
Contrary to appearances, Molly is not from Salisbury, and originally from Minnesota. She has been living in the Hudson River Valley for nine years now, working as a mother and a journalist. She worked for the community conversations department (opinion page) at the Poughkeepsie Journal and was a member of the Journal’s editorial board. Her degree is in Theater Arts from Barnard College. Currently, she volunteers as a Girl Scout leader. Molly looks forward to producing some enriching, messy and not too quiet happenings for children.
Jennifer SchwartzCirculation Desk and Interlibrary Loan
Jennifer has lived in Salisbury with her husband for more than 20 years, the majority of that time as a stay at home mom to her three children. She enjoys hiking, reading, attending her kids’ sporting and school events, gardening, houseplants, and caring for her menagerie. She’s had a lifelong love for all living things and always has at least a couple rescued dogs in her home.