Meet Your Children’s Librarians
Westwood Children's Librarians @ Harry Potter Night 2016
Lizzy McGovern, Head of Children’s Services
Lizzy has been working in the Children’s Department of the Westwood Public Library since 2010. Lizzy presents Read, Play, Sing storytime and Baby Rhyme Time as well as programming for school aged children (Mother-Daughter Book Club and Just For Fun Teen Book Club). Her favorite children’s books include: Books of the Beginning series by John Stephens, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, and Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathon Stroud. Outside of the library Lizzy enjoys kayaking, sneaking french-fries and milkshakes and watching Doctor Who, Teen Wolf and Buffy.
Kristy Pasquariello, Children’s Librarian
Kristy started working in the Children’s Department of the Westwood Public Library in 2018. She presents Wondrous Wednesdays and Baby Rhyme Time, along with other programming for school –aged children. Her favorite picture books include The Bear Ate your Sandwich by Julie Sarcone-Roach, All the World by Liz Scanlon and Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. Her favorite chapter books include Cat Wings by Ursula K. LeGuin, My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson and Masterminds by Gordon Korman. Outside of the library, Kristy enjoys all things food and drink related and walking in the woods with her family.
Karen Cagan, Children's Library Assistant
Karen has been working in the Children’s Department since 2003. Karen presents Creative Kids (grades K-1), a dramatic arts program, in addition to helping out with other programs in the Department. Her favorite children’s books include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I Love You like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis, The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, and Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary. In her spare time Karen enjoys photography, spending time with family, scrapbooking and baking.
Suzie Canale, Children's Library Assistant
Suzie has been working in the Children’s Department since 2014. Suzie presents Wiggle and Giggle Storytime, in addition to helping out with other programs in the Department. Suzie’s favorite children’s books include: the Snip, Snap, Snur series by Maj Lindman and the Peppa Pig series. Outside of the library, Suzie enjoys going to the beach, writing, swimming, gardening, and inventing new chowders and casseroles. Suzie is the author of The Land of Chocolate Cosmos, The Popcorn Hydrangea of Poppingtom, The Candy Roses of Cape Care, and Boston You’re My Home.
Jenny Durant, Branch Library Assistant
Jenny has worked at the Islington Branch Library since 2013. She runs the Islington Branch 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.