Meet the Staff

Claire Connors has worked at the Islington Branch Library since 2005.  Claire runs the Islington Branch Book Group monthly, a bimonthly Book Share and a weekly Sit and Knit program.   Her favorite books growing up were Johnny Tremaine, Nancy Drew and Little Women.  She likes to find first time novelists and loves to recommend books to patrons.  Outside of work Claire enjoys gardening, walking, yoga and knitting.

Jenny Durant has worked at the Islington Branch Library since 2013.  She runs the Toddler Storytime (ages 2-5) and Pajama Storytime (ages 2-5) for little ones, and Lego Mania for school aged children. Some of Jenny’s favorite books are The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein and The Earth’s Children series by Jean Auel.  Jenny’s favorite picture book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys playing games with her family and travelling.

Shirley DeFeo has worked for the Westwood Public Library for more than 15 years.  She shares her time between the Main and Branch Libraries.  Two of Shirley’s favorite books growing up were The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Dianne Namm, and The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher.  Currently she likes to read JoJo Moyes and Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden.  Shirley loved to skate and ski and loves to go to the beach.  She also loves to talk, so stop by for a chat with Shirley!