Susan M. Preece
Susan has been with the library since July, 2005. She loves to read, especially historical fiction and lately, poetry. She says the best thing about the library is the outstanding staff who are always ready to help!
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 September 2011. She likes to read literary fiction, especially short story collections, and genre-blending fiction such as slipstream and gaslamp fantasy. She also likes memoir, popular science and graphic novels. She serves on the Maine Library Association’s Communications Committee, where she is their official “tweeter.”
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.
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.
Helen has been with the library since 1996. 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!”
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.
When this building opened, Julie brought her son to show him the bright, shiny, new building! During that initial visit, Helen snagged her for volunteering! Ever since then she has been here! She loves to read Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, funny Non-fiction, Mystery… okay, just about everything! She loves to “practice” working on e-readers of all kinds. 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”.
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.
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.
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. He is thrilled to be back in Maine and settled in Topsham and even happier to be joining TPL.
Sharon joined the library in 2015, but has been a patron since 2003, when she and her family moved to Topsham. She has enjoyed watching the library grow into a vibrant community center, where her daughter has been able to discover new worlds and friends among the stacks of the library. Sharon is fond of short essays, fiction, poetry and anything that brings a little magic to reality.