Anita Barney
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Anita Barney
Library Director
Extension 101

Anita earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Southern CT State University in 1980. Prior to becoming director of The Brookfield Library in 2003, she was the Executive Director of the Western CT Library Council. Anita and her husband Carl (a guitar-maker) are ruled by four cats. Anita spends her spare time reading rather than housecleaning, and likes all aspects of gardening except weeding. She looks forward every year to public embarrassment on the library’s float in the Memorial Day parade.
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Debbie Brooks
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Debbie Brooks
Administrative Assistant
Extension 106

Debbie wears many hats including those of Mom, part-time Preschool Teacher and as our library’s Administrative Assistant. Debbie is a graduate of Manhattanville College and has lived in Brookfield for 14 years. She is very involved in the schools and community with her husband, Mike, and their three children.
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Dawn Cioffi
Technical Services

When she is not transporting her daughter to the dance studio, or her son to the field or gym, Dawn enjoys spending time cooking for her family, paper crafting with her friends, watching football and NASCAR with anyone, and reading by herself. Her favorite genre is fiction. She and her family recently rescued a handsome yellow Lab mix named Rowan, who is keeping them all very busy!
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Jennifer Doyon
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Jennifer Doyon
Information Technology/Teen Librarian
Extension 115

If she has her way, you will find Jennifer at a concert, movie, designing a website, or reading mystery or teen fiction. She also enjoys anything cat-related, watching NFL football (Go Bills!), and spending time with her friends and family. Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Clarion University of PA in 2003. She has also worked at libraries in Pennsylvania and New York.
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George Grumman
Circulation Supervisor

George has over 35 years of public library experience. He as been a member of the Danbury Area Drum Corps for 45 years. In addition to reading Robert B. Parker’s books, George enjoys working in his yard and traveling.
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Abbey Lynch
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Abbey Lynch
Children’s Assistant
Extension 105

Abbey enjoys reading, especially biographies and kid’s mysteries. She can also be found crafting, baking, or performing improv comedy. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts and is currently pursuing her M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island.
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Karen Murcott

Karen Anne Murcott
Circulation Assistant

Karen moved from NYC to Brookfield 34 years ago. She joined the library staff in 2008.

Karen’s favorite books can be found in the non-fiction section.

Karen graduated from Queens College, CUNY with a degree in Elementary Education.
She has volunteered with Ability Beyond Disability for over 30 years.

When not in the library, Karen loves to be on, near, or in the water. She also loves walking with Oscar, her dog.

Elizabeth Oedel
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Elizabeth Oedel
Reference Librarian
Extension 103

Elizabeth enjoys reading, especially nonfiction in a variety of subjects including history, sociology, mountaineering, and biography. She also loves music, and often attends concerts. She previously worked in public libraries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Elizabeth received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston in 2008.
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Mary Proudfoot
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Mary Proudfoot
Children’s and Community Services Librarian
Extension 104

Mary enjoys gardening and traveling with her husband, Harold. An avid reader of books written for both children and adults, her favorite genres are historical fiction, nature journals and memoirs. She also loves cats – especially Winston, her British shorthair, and Abbi, a Maine Coon – music, and playing with her grandchildren. Mary is also a die-hard New York Mets and West Virginia University sports fan.
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Sharon Santi
Circulation Assistant

When not working at our library, you may find Sharon reading, watching sports, and going out to lunch. She enjoys baking, musicals, and laughing with family and friends.
Noreen Urbanski

Noreen Urbanski
Circulation Assistant

Noreen has lived in Brookfield Center’s Historic District with her husband, Vince for almost 30 years.

She is the mother of four grown children and grandmother to two adorable little girls.

When not working at the library, Noreen works as a Realtor and is a member of the Women’s Club of Brookfield and VFW Post 1672 Ladies Auxiliary.

Her interests include reading, history, architecture, travel, fine dining, wine tasting, biking and crochet.

Katherine VanLeeuwen
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Katherine Van Leeuwen
Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian
Extension 108

Katherine loves reading contemporary fiction & mysteries, and when not curled up with a cat and a good book, enjoys playing pool, antiquing, warm beaches & spending time with her family. She received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Southern CT State University in 2002.
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Michele Vettorino
Shelver & Summer Reading Program Artist

Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves the beach, gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors.