Library Staff & Board

Library Staff

Your librarians look forward to assisting you at the Chester Library, whether you have a reference question, are looking for a good read, or want to settle in for the evening with an interesting movie.

Stephanie Romano, Library Director
Stephanie recently came to Chester Library this July 2016, having previously worked in Old Lyme as Access Services Manager. Catch Stephanie at the library Monday –Thursday afternoons from 2PM ’til closing. She welcomes your suggestions for book and movie purchases, and library programs, as well as your thoughts on anything else library related (and even those not related to the library!).

Pam Larson, Assistant Librarian
Pam, a film buff and a wonderful resource when you are looking for a good movie, joined your library staff in 1997. You’ll find Pam at the Library all day Monday and Friday when she is busy tracking down items patrons want but Chester Library doesn’t own.

Anne Nord, Children’s Librarian

Anne joined the library in December 2105, bringing with her lots of ideas encouraging children and their families to explore literature and  the world around them. An avid gardener, Anne has just completed her Master Gardener certification and teaches exercise classes to seniors at the ‘Y’, as well.  Anne will be at the library Monday and Saturday mornings, as well as all day Wednesday.

 

Kaylee Moen, Circulation
Kaylee joined the Library in April, 2016, having previously spent most of her time providing walking and sitting services for local pet owners. An avid animal lover as well as comic enthusiast and overall Fantasy/Sci-Fi buff, Kaylee is more than happy to recommend her favorites to patrons. Kaylee works at the front desk during all open hours on Thursdays and Saturdays. Ask her about her bug collection!

 

Patty Petrus, Circulation
Patty has been part of Chester Library since 1984, and a whole generation of Chester children was introduced to the library through her creative Monday morning story times and summer reading programs. Patty is now at the desk to assist you on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

Library Board of Trustees

Terry Schreiber, Chair

Terry has been on the Library Board of Directors since the late 1990’s and now serves as Chairperson. She and her husband have lived in Chester since 1972. Terry owns and operates Flight Way Farm. She has taught horseback riding for over 40 years. Terry is also on the Board of Directors of Camp Hazen and has been a Literacy Volunteer for 12 years. She enjoys riding, kayaking, gardening, reading, hiking and spending time with her family.

 

Karin Badger

Karin is an Art Director and Graphic Designer, specializing in book design.  Holder of a BFA from Hartford Art School, Karin has worked in NY and CT for over 38 years for Garland Publishing, Hinterhoellar Yachts, and AT&T, and freelanced for publishers in US, UK, and Germany. A Chester resident since 2005, Karin is a member of the Chester Democratic Town Committee and a board member of the Robbie Collomore Music Series. Karin says, “Libraries have been a very significant, wonderful influence on my life, I feel they are an immensely important part of the community.”

 

Peggy Carter-Ward
Peggy has been on the Library Board of Directors since 2002. She is the Head of Content for a Reed Elsevier online compliance information service for HR professionals called XpertHR.com. Her mother was a Librarian; as a result, Peggy has had a love of libraries since she was little! Peggy enjoys reading, baking, crafts, outdoor activities, and most of all, her family.

 

Deedee Prisloe, Treasurer

Deedee served on the Library Board of Directors for the first time in the 1980’s and held the positions of secretary and chair during that time. She returned to the Board in 2003. Married with one daughter, Deedee enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, reading, cooking and time with family and friends. She is a clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in New London.

 

Sandy Senior-Dauer, Vice Chair

Sandy has been on the Library Board of Directors since 2000. She is enjoying the pleasures of retirement after 33 years of teaching history at the high school and university levels. Ever on the go, Sandy is Program Chair of the Chester Historical Society, serves on the Chester Land Trust Board, is past president of the New England History Teachers Association and Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, continues to serve on many National Social Studies committees, and is Vice President of the Connecticut Fulbright Alumni Association. Sandy enjoys domestic and foreign travel with her husband, Keith, cooking, tennis, reading, volunteer work, politics and gardening.

 

Denny Tovey

 

 

The Chester Library Board of Trustees will meet on the third Monday of every month  at the Chester Public Library, 21 West Main Street, Chester at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted –

January 11, 2016 (second Monday)

February 8, 2016 (second Monday)

March 21, 2016

April 18, 2016

May 16, 2016

June 20, 2016

July 18, 2016

August 15, 2016

September 19, 2016

October 17, 2016

November 21, 2016

December 19, 2016

January 12, 2015

Meetings are open to the public and the Trustees welcome community input.

Agendas /Minutes

June 19 2017 Agenda

May 15 2017 Agenda ROV|Minutes

April 17 2017 Agenda ROV|Minutes

March 20 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

February 13 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

January 9 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

December 19, 2016 Agenda|Minutes

November 21, 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

October 17, 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

September 19, 2016 Agenda|Minutes

August 15 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

July 18 2016 Cancellation

June 20 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

May 23 2016 Agenda

May 16 2016 Agenda|Minutes

May 12 2016 Agenda|Minutes

May 9 2016 Agenda|Minutes

May 3, 2016 Minutes

April 18 2016 Agenda|Minutes

March 21 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

February 22 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

February 8 2016 Agenda| Cancellation

January 11 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

January 4 2016 Agenda

December 21 2015 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

November 16 2015 Agenda|Minutes

October 19 2015 Agenda/ROV |Minutes

September 21 2015 Cancellation

September 14 2015 Agenda| Minutes

August 17 2015 Cancellation

July 20 2015 Agenda|Minutes

June 15 2015 Agenda/Minutes

May 18 2015 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

April 20 2015 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

March 16 2015 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

February 28 2015 Special Mtg. Agenda|Minutes

February 12 2015 Agenda|Minutes

February 9 2015 Agenda|Cancellation

February 4 2015 Library Bldg. Committee Agenda

January 21, 2015 Special Mtg. Agenda|Minutes

CLBOT January 12, 2015 Agenda|Minutes

January 7 2015 Library Building Committee Agenda|Minutes

December 15 2014 Agenda|ROV |Minutes
December 3 2014 Library Bldg. Cmte. Agenda|Minutes
November 17 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
October 22 2014 Library Bldg. Committee Agenda|Minutes
October 20, 2014 Agenda|ROV |Minutes
September 17 2014 Bldg. Comm. Agenda
September 15 2014 Agenda|Minutes
CH-LBC-Special-Meeting-August-20-2014|Minutes
Library Bldg. Cmte. August 13, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
August 11, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
Library Bldg. Cmte. July 30, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
Library Building Commtee July 16, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
July 14 2014 Minutes
Library Building Cmte. July 2, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
Library Bldg. Cmte. June 18, 2014 Agenda|ROV |Minutes
June 16 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 5 2014 LBC Agenda| Minutes
May 19 2014  Agenda ROV|Minutes
Library Bldg. Committee May 15, 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
Library Bldg. Cmte. May 6, 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
May 1 2014 Building Committee Mtg. Agenda|ROV/Minutes
April 21 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
March 17, 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
February 10, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
Special Meeting Agenda January 27 2014
January 13, 2014 Agenda|Minutes
January 11, 2014 Public Informational Meeting|Minutes

Agenda December 16 2013\Minutes
Minutes November 18 2013
November 18, 2013 Agenda
CLBOT Minutes October 21 2013
October 21, 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
September 23 2013 Agenda|CLBOT Minutes Sept. 23, 2013
September 16, 2013 Cancellation and Reschedule
July 15 2013 Cancellation
June 17 2013 Agenda|ROV
May 20 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
April 15 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
April 1 2013 Special Mtg Agenda|April 1 2013
March 18 2013 Agenda|ROV Minutes
March 13 2013 Public Information Meeting|Minutes
March 9 2013 Public Informational Mtg
February 25 2013 Agenda|Minutes
Special Meeting Agenda February 16 2013|Minutes
February 16 2013 Public Informational Meeting|Agenda|Minutes|Letters
February 11 2013 Agenda
February 9 2013 Public Informational MtgCancelled
January 14 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

December 17 2012 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
November 19 2012 Agenda|Record of Vote  Minutes
October 24 2012 Special Meeting Agenda|ROV|Minutes
Library Board Agenda October 15 2012 | ROV|Minutes
Library Board Agenda Sept. 17, 2012|ROV Minutes
Building Expansion Agenda 8-29-12|Building Expansion ROV August 29 2012|Minutes
Agenda Library Expansion | August 09, 2012
August 09, 2012
Library Expansion-ROV
June 18, 2012
April 16, 2012
Revised
April 16, 2012
April 04, 2012
Expansion
April 04, 2012
Record of Vote
March 19, 2012
Revised
March 19, 2012
February 27, 2012
Library Expansion
February 13, 2012
February 13, 2012
Revised