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!” 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.
Dale Morgan, Tech Support
Dale has been on the TPL staff since 2012. 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.
Lindsey Andelman, Library Aide
Lindsey received her AAS in Early Childhood Education from Central Maine Community College and a BS in Information and Library Science from University Maine at Augusta. She loves Gothic fiction, Disney theme parks, and waffles!
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.
Monique Marchilli-Barker, Library Aide
Monique knew when she was eleven years old that she wanted to work with children. With a degree in psychology she worked as an Early Intervention Specialist and a Behavioral Specialist. She never considered that part of that journey would include homeschooling her three children. She also would never have guessed that she would someday work at her local library. As an avid patron, however, joining the Friends of the Topsham Public Library and later joining the staff, was a natural fit. When she’s not working or schooling, she’s most likely out enjoying nature.
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.