Team/Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees are a five member board. Board members are elected to three year terms.

Team

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Corinne Chronopoulos
Director

In addition to directing the library, Corinne is co-chair of the Library of the Future Building Committee, and plays an active role on the Peterborough Library Campaign cabinet. Corinne has her Masters in Library Science from Simmons College. Her favorite author is Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Mary Hubbard
Assistant Director

Mary Hubbard’s career has been as broad and varied as a good library collection. She has worked as a researcher at Radio Free Europe (post-CIA association), as a pastry chef, and as a community manager for a small private school, to name just a few occupational adventures. After receiving her Master’s from Boston University, she moved to Seattle. There she has worked for a variety of non-profits helping them create value for their internal and external communities through communications, marketing and organizational design. Mary is excited to return to Peterborough and to join the team at the Peterborough Town Library as Assistant Director.

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Linda Tiernan Kepner
Technical Services Librarian

Linda catalogs all the books and materials in the library. She could catalog you. She has been a librarian in Peterborough for over 32 years and has a vast knowledge of our collection and library history. She is also author of more than ten books and enjoys science fiction.

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Lisa Bearce
Children’s Librarian

Lisa B.  serves children, parents, tweens, and teens. She is a resource for what to read next to your child and big advocate for early literacy in the home. Lisa B.’s favorite author is Louise Erdrich.

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Lisa Cutter
Library Assistant

Lisa C. handles all the book group questions and details. She also assists Lisa B. with all things children and is a great person to ask for book recommendations. Lisa C.’s favorite author is Howard Frank Mosher.  

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Ann Harrison
Circulation Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Ann oversees all interlibrary loan requests and overdue procedures. Need a book? Lost a book? Ann will help! Ann is also an avid outdoor traveler and is a great resource for planning your next hike.

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Dyane Young
Circulation Assistant

Dyane Young provides great service on the circulation desk. Dyane specializes in testing our new cookbooks—ask her for her recipe recommendations!

Stacey Norton
Circulation Assistant

Stacey Norton provides great service on the circulation desk and gives great book suggestions, ask her how to use Novelist and find read-alikes!

Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees are a five member board. Board members are elected to three year terms.

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Marcia Patten
Chair

Marcia, a Peterborough native, is a retired newspaper editor and reporter. She is a member of the Peterborough Lions Club. She served two terms on the board of the Peterborough Historical Society, chairing the History Committee that was in charge of the most recent town history update, “Our Changing Town.”

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Karen Struthers
Treasurer

Karen grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey, moving to New Hampshire to attend Keene State College. She currently works as a Sales Operations Coordinator at Staff Development for Educators and was part of the finance team when she joined SDE in 2007.  She brings vast experience in accounting and customer service.  A Peterborough resident since 1995, Karen looks forward to serving as a trustee to the Peterborough Town Library.

 

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Laura Hanson
Secretary

Laura has a lengthy background in marketing and publishing. As a marketing communication specialist, she worked for 15 years as a vice president at C. C. Stephens & Co. in Peterborough and was a partner and vice president at FirstTracks Marketing Group also in Peterborough. She is a former Board member of the Cornucopia Project, Monadnock Family Services, and the Monadnock Community Early Learning Center.

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Jeanie West

 

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Ron Bowman
Trustee

Ron is a Peterborough High School graduate, an Army veteran and past Deputy Chief of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue. Ron and his wife Jane have two grown children and four grandchildren all past or future graduates of Conval School District. Ron is retired from a career in Facility Management and Jane is an independent business owner. They reside in a 217 year old home close to town. Roots seem to be taking hold with all family members living in Our Town.

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Debra Caplan
Alternate

Deb Caplan is a human-resources professional with varied experience ranging from large multi-state corporate and subsidiary settings, to a regional public sector organization, and from start-up companies to quasi-private environments.  Deb currently provides HR support for two subsidiaries of Highlights for Children: SDE, Inc. in Peterborough NH and Stenhouse Publishers in Portland ME. She holds an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College.

Meetings:

The Trustees meet the fourth Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted on the public bulletin boards of the library and Town House. All meetings are open to the public.

Special Meetings: Strategic planning meetings with staff and trustees to be held Tuesday January 31, 2017 1-3pm and February 28th 2017 1-3pm.

Minutes

from Board Meetings are posted on the Town of Peterborough Website and available upon request at the library within five business days of the meeting.

2014 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2016 Minutes

Resources:

NH Library Trustee Manual

Peterborough Town Library Trustee Bylaws