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
Chief Librarian

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. She is a member of the Economic Development Authority and deeply invested in the future of the Monadnock Region. Corinne has her Masters in Library Science from Simmons College. Corinne runs a book club on the last Friday of the month and orders fiction for the library.

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Mary Hubbard
Assistant Director

Mary’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 34 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. Linda works part-time.

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Lisa Bearce
Head of Youth Services

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 works to support the pre-K and primary schools in Peterborough and builds strong connections with teachers. Lisa B.’s favorite author is Louise Erdrich.

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Aimee LaRue
Public Services Librarian

Aimee has been a part of the PTL team since 2016, previously working as a Library Assistant. Aimee has a fantastic background working with youth of all ages. She served as an assistant teacher at Harrisville Children’s Center and was the Operations Manager at Andy’s Summer Playhouse for two years.  Aimee is a Peterborough resident, artist, and avid reader. She is very excited to develop a Teen Advisory Board and work with teens!

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Ann Harrison
Library Assistant

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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Nicole Beauchemin
Library Assistant

Nicole works at the Help Desk as a Library Assistant. She specializes in digital library services, helping you learn all the library has to offer. She also pitches in to catalog and mend items.

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Dyane Young
Patron Service Assistant

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

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Jocelyn Duffy
Patron Service Assistant

Jocelyn has over a decade of experience developing and presenting programs about nature, science, and history for federal, state, and regional organizations. She has degrees in information technology, library science, and natural resource management and enjoys exploring the places where people and the environment come together. Jos works on the help desk and also works as a program coordinator. She runs the Short Reads book group and our popular survival series programming.

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Tim Brezovec
Library Assistant/Technology

Tim is our Tech Class teacher and drop-in Tech Help host every Wednesday at noon. Bring your tech questions to Tim and he’ll walk you through the problem. Tim also works for the Town of Peterborough IT Department.

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.”Marcia also served two terms on the Peterborough Budget Committee.

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Karen Struthers
Treasurer

Karen grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey, moving to New Hampshire to attend Keene State College.  A Peterborough resident since 1995, she currently works at Scott-Farrar. She brings experience in accounting and customer service to the board. Karen has had the privilege of serving as a trustee for the last 2 years.

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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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Ron Drogy

Trustee

Ron is a graduate of Bucknell University and received his Masters from Fitchburg State College.  He was a teacher in the Conval District for twenty years and taught writing at Franklin Pierce University for eleven years. He lives in Peterborough with his family.

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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 is a human-resources professional. Through her consulting practice, she works with people who have lost their jobs  helping them to organize and conduct their own job search. Deb conducts seminars on job-search related topics.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College.

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Libby Reinhardt
Alternate

Libby and her husband Bill moved to Peterborough from New Jersey in 2016.  She worked in banking in New York City for 20 years, then helped with Bill’s business – a monthly newsletter about financing infrastructure projects.  She is on the Steering Committee of the Peterborough chapter of the League of Women Voters, volunteers in the Town gardens on Wednesday mornings, and is a member of the Community Task Force on Housing.  Libby’s father was a university librarian, born in Peterborough, and her sister raised her family in Temple. She has a BA from Yale and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She and Bill have four grown children.

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Greg Kriebel
Alternate

Greg has been a pediatrician at Monadnock Community Hospital since 2004. He lives in  Peterborough with his wife Tina and sons Zach and Ben.  Greg served in the Army, stationed at Ft Lewis, WA, Heidelberg Germany, and Ft Drum, NY.  He grew up in New Hampshire, and has loved libraries since he followed his grandmother around the Dorset Library in Vermont, where she was the head librarian for many years.

 

Meetings:

The Trustees meet the third Thursday of every month at 6:00pm, unless otherwise noted on the public bulletin boards of the library and Town House. All meetings are open to the public.

Please note the Board will meet Friday February 1st at 10:15am and Tuesday February 5th at 10:30am for special meetings.

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

2017 Minutes

2018 Minutes

Resources:

NH Library Trustee Manual

Peterborough Town Library Trustee Bylaws