Carolyn moved to Salisbury after retiring from a career in higher education administration that spanned 35 years and took her to seven states. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the US and the Caribbean. Beyond travel Carolyn’s interests are family, reading and volunteerism. Her greatest joy is her two beautiful grandsons who live in County Cork, Ireland and her son who lives in Palm Beach, Florida and Ireland. Carolyn enjoys working at Scoville and meeting with the enthusiastic readers who frequent our library.
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.
Julia HobartCirculation Services
Julia is a book-lover, reader, book-recommender extraordinaire. Julia started reading religiously in her late 20’s and pretty much has done only that ever since. She was a bookseller at an independent bookstore for 9 years where she honed her recommending skills and broadened her reading horizons from mostly children’s action packed fantasy books to all varieties of adult and children’s books. Fantasy will forever remain her first love, but she reads widely, from essays, poetry, romances & memoir to listening to mysteries, contemporary lit & classics. Julia remains a bookseller at heart and shares her recommendations online as the shire_bookseller.
Sara Lo PresiteTechnical Services
Sara comes to us with over 15 years of library experience , serving most recently as the Teen Librarian. She considers her greatest career accomplishment the creation of a middle school section for grades five to eight, also the topic of her thesis for her MLS degree. In addition to her MLS, Sara has a BFA . Sara’s literary tastes include historical fiction, cozy mysteries, not-so-cozy mysteries, true crime, and young adult fiction. Sara lives in Norfolk, Connecticut with her husband and four cats and they have two young adult daughters.
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.
Kendra PercyChildren's Services
Kendra is a Lakeville native who recently returned to her hometown after living, studying and working abroad for most of her adult life. Her aim as Children’s Services Coordinator is to create accessible and diverse programs that spark curiosity and inspire learning through play and experience. Before joining SML, Kendra was a K-12 Museum and Classroom Educator at The Museum of the City of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art for teen programs and the American Museum of Natural History, where she developed an award winning prototype exhibition for the Children’s Science Room. Kendra holds a Masters of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City where she was also a student and substitute teacher for 10s/11’s. This position is a dream come true.