Yvonne Cech
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Yvonne Cech
Library Director
Extension 101

Yvonne received her Master’s in Library Science from Florida State University and holds a CT Teaching Certification from Southern Connecticut State University, along with undergrad degrees from New York State colleges. Yvonne started her professional library career as Director of the English Language Library in Basel, Switzerland, where she lived for seven years with her husband Michael and their two children, Christopher and Ashley. She settled with her family in Newtown where she was the Library Media Specialist at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking a position as Director of the Croton Free Library in NY. She now lives in Danbury and loves cooking, comedians, traveling, and, of course, reading! She has a special fondness for children’s literature but also loves adult books about American History and classic fiction.

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Debbie Brooks
Head of Children's Services
Extension 104

Before taking over as Head of Children’s Services, Debbie was the Children’s Program Assistant here at the library. Debbie brings a lifelong love of learning, as well as a background in Elementary Education, most recently as a preschool teacher here in Brookfield. She is a graduate of Manhattanville College and is currently pursuing her MLIS degree from San Jose State University. Debbie is very involved in the schools and community with her husband, Mike, and their three children.

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Dawn Cioffi
Administrative Assistant
Extension 106

Dawn has lived in Brookfield for over 20 years and loves this community! A graduate of WCSU, she first worked at the library as a part-time cataloger, and is currently the Administrative Assistant. She and her husband have two children and a six-year old rescue dog named Rowan. Dawn is happiest when watching her daughter dance on the Sacred Heart University Dance ensemble, or watching her son play on the BHS basketball team. She also enjoys cooking, papercrafting, and watching sports, especially NASCAR, the LA Rams, and basketball. Her favorite genre of literature is historical fiction.

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Jennifer Doyon
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Jennifer Doyon
Head of Information Technology Services
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 has been a member of the Danbury Area Drum Corps for 50 years. In addition to reading Robert B. Parker’s books, George enjoys working in his yard and traveling.
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Karen Anne Murcott
Circulation Assistant

Karen moved from NYC to Brookfield 39 years ago. She is married, has two daughters and two grand dogs. Karen joined the library staff in 2008. Her degree is from Queens College in elementary education, and she studied business at WCSU. Karen has volunteered with Ability Beyond Disability for over 35 years. Her favorite books can be found in the non-fiction section.

Stacey Nunes-Ranchy
Technical Services

Stacey moved to Brookfield with her husband and two children in 2009. They have since added two rescue cats to their family.  Stacey’s passions include travel, linguistics, music and reading mostly fiction.

Elizabeth Oedel
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Elizabeth Oedel
Reference Librarian
Extension 103

Elizabeth loves music and attending concerts. She reads mostly nonfiction including history, biography/memoir, and adventure/exploration. She received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Simmons University and her B.A. from UMass, and worked at public libraries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before coming to Brookfield.

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Ruthie Quattro
Shelver, Circulations Assistant, & Social Media Specialist

Ruthie enjoys reading, hiking, and taking pictures of the great outdoors. She loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her dog Foxy. When not at work, she attends Western Connecticut State University as a Communications Major.

Sharon Santi
Circulation Assistant

Sharon is a retired Brookfield teacher. She enjoys reading, watching college basketball and spending time with her family and friends.

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

Katherine has lived in Connecticut for almost 25 years and still misses year-round warm weather.  She enjoys playing pool on an APA league, antiquing, Red Sox games, warm beaches and spending time with her family. And, of course, she loves curling up with a cat and reading–contemporary fiction & mysteries are her favorite genres.  She received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Southern CT State University and her undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach.
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Michele Vettorino
Shelver & Summer Reading Program Artist

Michele has been working at the Brookfield Library for over ten years. On her days off, she loves to spend time with her family, paint, or relax by reading a good book on the beach.