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Caroline Ford
Library Director
Extension 101

Caroline has worked in libraries for over 15 years, most recently she was the library director in Catskill
NY. She has also worked at libraries in Farmington Connecticut and Peekskill New York. She loves to
read, mostly contemporary fiction and has just started getting into mysteries and has a special place in
her heart for Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole and The House of the Spirts by Isabel
Allende. She also enjoys having cooking contests with her husband, who almost always wins and going
on adventures with her dog Rufus.

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Debbie Brooks
Assistant Director, 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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Kristen Boisvert
Library Program & Social Media Assistant

Kristen has been an avid reader since she was fitted with her first pair of glasses. When she’s not in the library, you can find her watching hockey with her husband (go Habs go!), practicing her photography skills, playing video games, and listening to music (Hozier, Fleetwood Mac, and Paramore are her top 3 faves). She loves to read memoirs, stories with magical realism, and poetry.

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Dawn Cioffi
Administrative Assistant
Extension 106

Dawn has lived in Brookfield for almost 30 years and has worked at the Library for almost half of that time, currently as the Administrative Assistant. She feels the Library is one of the brightest spots in this wonderful community. Dawn and her husband have two adult children and she relishes time with them when they return home from their studies and work. Her family has a 12-year old rescue dog named Rowan, who is everyone’s favorite family member. Dawn enjoys cooking, paper crafting, watching sports, and reading, of course! Her favorite genre is historical fiction.

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Joy Devorsetz
Adult Services Librarian

Joy began library work way back in 1988 and has worked in several different kinds of libraries along the way. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Journalism and also holds an MBA in Finance from Clark University. As a longtime resident of Brookfield, Joy and her husband, Dan, have raised three children and also have a number of cats. Reading, traveling and fishing are among the many hobbies she enjoys.

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Jennifer Doyon
Head of Information Technology Services 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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Mary Ellen Gill
Children's Librarian
Extension 124

Mary Ellen Gill (Miss Meg) received her MLS from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Government with a History Minor from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She loves to travel and enjoys planting flowers and looking after her little flock of chickens. She has been very happily married for almost 20 years and is the proud mom of two awesome boys (and one smelly coon hound). She loves Children’s poetry and her favorite books to read are historical fiction with a dash of fantasy thrown in just for fun.

Stacey Nunes-Ranchy
Technical Services

Stacey moved to Brookfield with her husband, two children and two cats in 2009. She started at The Brookfield Library as a circulation assistant in 2018. She has a BA in French and a Masters in TESOL. Stacey’s passions include travel, linguistics, music and her favorite genres include historical fiction and YA.

Deborah O'Brien
Circulation Assistant

Deborah and her husband moved to Brookfield 6 years ago from NYC with their rescue dog Jewel. The first thing she did was get a library card from The Brookfield Library. She attended St John’s University and Queens College and worked as a paralegal for over 25 years.

When she’s not spending time with her three grandsons she enjoys traveling, needlepoint, tap dancing and playing the drums. Deborah has also volunteered at Ann’s Place, Handy Man and The Brookfield Library.

Ilga Parris
Circulation Assistant

Ilga Parris was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens NY. She attended Hunter College of CUNY, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. She is married with four adults and has lived in Brookfield for 20 years now.
Ilga’s hobbies include socializing and stylizing herself and others. Her favorite genre of books is romance, both historical and current fiction but can also wax political from time to time. She also runs the Perfect Match Romance Book Group here at the library on the first Saturday of every month at noon. Stop by anytime she’d love to meet you.

Ken Rietschel
Circulation Assistant

Ken graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in History. His favorite genre is Historical Fiction and his favorite novel is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. He has worked in public libraries since he was 18. When not working he loves to be at or near the beach.

Angelica Rodriguez
Circulation Supervisor

Angelica is a recent grad from the University of New Haven with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She is currently attending TRCC for her Library Technician Certification. Her preferred genres include History and graphic novels (picture books are for adults too!), though she has recently developed an interest in YA fantasy novels. Angelica’s hobbies include jewelry making, needle felting, baking, gem collecting and playing video games.

Zanny Stowell
Teen Services Librarian
Extension 103

Zanny graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Master’s in Library and Information Science in 2022. She also attended SCSU for her undergrad, where she received a BA in English and a minor in Anthropology. Her favorite genres to read are scifi, horror, “new weird”, and non-fiction. In her spare time, she also likes writing, art, video games, music, and pulpy old horror films.

Nancy Treuer
Reference Librarian

Nancy and her husband have been Brookfield residents for 22 years where they happily raised their three daughters. They are both now enjoying their four grandchildren when they can. We have two rescue dogs, Gus and Sadie.

She has a BBA from Pace University in Management Information Systems and began her career as a computer programmer. Prior to joining The Brookfield Library, she worked for over 20 years for Pace University as an Academic Advisor.

Some of her favorite pastimes are card making and stamping, reading, crocheting, and tap dancing!

Andrea White
Circulation Assistant

Andrea held her first library job at Siena College where she earned her BS degree in biology. She and her husband, Brian, moved to Brookfield in 2006, where they raised their three children. She is happiest when she is outside hiking, visiting national parks, gardening and kayaking. She enjoys reading non-fiction, historical fiction, craft and travel books.