Susan M. Preece, Director
Susan has worked in libraries since she was 16 which she says was “… a long time ago!” A former children’s librarian, Susan enjoys reading all kinds of books but especially historical fiction and high fantasy. “Public libraries are an essential part of any community, “ she says. “ You have to love an institution whose mission is to be a community center for all ages!” Susan feels lucky to be working in a community with an exemplary staff, dedicated board and supportive patrons.
Cyndi Burne, Assistant Director / Teen Services
Cyndi enjoys the variety her job offers. She loves reading both fiction and nonfiction. The best part of her job is working with teens, in programs and helping them find the “perfect” book.
Emma J. Gibbon, Adult Services Librarian
Emma has worked at the library since 2011. She likes to read everything, especially horror, weird fiction, literary fiction, short story collections, and genre-blending fiction such as slipstream and gaslamp fantasy. She also likes memoir, poetry, and graphic novels.
Mariah Sewall, Children’s Librarian
Mariah has wanted to be a librarian since she was nine! As a kid, she made homemade due date cards, pasted pockets into her collection of books, and forced family members to borrow from her “library.” She has been with the Topsham Library since 2010. Mariah loves reading children’s books, anything funny (especially funny picture books, such as Dragons Love Tacos, or Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs), and nonfiction.
Lynne Morgan, Head of Circulation
Lynne has been with the library since 2004. She enjoys reading fiction, especially debut novels, and biographies. She also enjoys helping with the children’s programs.
David Mosley, Development Coordinator
David has been an avid reader and movie viewer throughout his life. He is a former bookstore owner and publisher’s representative as well as holding several library posts. He enjoys reading both fiction, especially mysteries and bestselling literary novels, as well as non-fiction covering any topic of interest. In addition to being volunteer coordinator, David is our Movie/TV show expert.
Jennifer Balser, Library Aide
A native of Topsham, Jennifer has always loved our library. Ever since she was a child, she has been in the habit of taking a book with her wherever she goes. Jennifer joined our staff in 2012. In addition to reading, she enjoys baking, quilting, basket-weaving, writing and up-cycling.
Julie McDuff, Library Aide
When this building opened, Julie brought her son to show him the shiny, new building! During that initial visit, Helen snagged her for volunteering! She’s been here ever since! She loves to read Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, funny Non-fiction, Mystery… okay, just about everything! She loves to hear people talk about books that she adds to her growing list of “books I need to read before the Zombie Apocalypse”.
Linda Meadows, Library Aide
Linda started out as a volunteer a long time ago, but has officially worked in the library since 2001. She is a fan of all things mysterious, with a particular enjoyment of British mysteries and mystery movies. She also loves working with computers.
Dale Morgan, Library Aide
Dale has been on the TPL staff for over three years. His favorite book genres are horror and science fiction. He likes hiking, fishing and most outdoor activities. He loves most sports but especially basketball, hockey and football. He is currently continuing his education in Computer Technology.
Elizabeth Snowden, Library Aide
Liz graduated from Bowdoin College in 2017 after studying English, creative writing, and visual arts. While a student, she worked for the college library, ran a volunteer-based mentoring program for creative writing students, and acted as station manager for WBOR Brunswick, 91.1FM. Liz is an avid lover of art/craft books, home décor magazines, good playlists, espresso, cats, sharp pencils, 80s music, and night walks. Her hobbies include bookmaking, thrifting, and mixtape-making.
Helen Tomer, Library Aide
Helen has been with the library since 1996 and catalogs most of the items in the library. She loves reading fiction especially horror and historical fiction. She also likes nonfiction. Helen says, “It’s a joy to see the new books arrive at the library – it’s like receiving a special gift!”