Library Staff

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.

CyndiCyndi 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.


EmmaEmma J. Gibbon, Adult Services Librarian
Emma has worked at the library since 2011. She likes to read everything, especially horror, literary fiction, short story collections, and genre-blending fiction such as slipstream and gaslamp fantasy. She also likes memoir, poetry, popular science and graphic novels. She serves on the Maine Library Association’s Communications Committee, where she is their official “tweeter.”


Mariah2Mariah 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.


LynneLynne 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.


IMG_0454Sharon Ross, Development Coordinator
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.

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.


Catlyn Campbell, Library Aide
Cat joined the staff in 2017. She is also a pastry chef with experience turning cacao beans into chocolate. She enjoys reading superhero comics, non-superhero graphic novels, speculative fiction, and trying anything that looks interesting. She watches a lot of tv/movies and podcasts so that she can knit while listening. She has a deep passion for puns.

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.


daveDavid Mosley, Library Aide
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 TV show expert.

IMG_0301Helen 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!”