Tim McFadden, MSLIS is the Executive Director at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Tim was born in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Florida State University and Simmons College in Boston. He has worked for many years in both academic and public libraries, most recently as Director of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston MA, and Director of the Waldoboro Public Library, in Waldoboro, Maine. Tim is also a landscape designer, trained at the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.  He enjoys gardening (of course!), reading, fishing, and hanging out with Lily and Henry, his two Irish Jack Russell Terriers.  Tim lives in Edgecomb with his wife, Carol, the Children’s Librarian at the Patten Free Library in Bath, ME.


Joanna Breen, MSLIS is our Assistant Director.  She was born and raised in Cambridge, MA and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Documentary Studies at the College of Santa Fe, NM.  In 2012 she graduated with honors from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Before joining the staff at BHML Joanna worked and volunteered in all kinds of libraries from private to prison.  Joanna is an advocate for libraries and is dedicated to their role in supporting vibrant, connected, and inquisitive communities.  She enjoys photography, writing, cooking, eating, social justice, open minds, and falling asleep during movies.

Desirée Scorcia
is our Youth Services Coordinator.  She grew up in Boothbay and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Boston College and a Master’s in Science Journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She joined the Library in 2016 after three years teaching math and science and many more working in the standardized test prep industry.  Miss Desirée has a passion for reading, writing, science, and technology, and is excited to offer programs for children and their families that span all areas.  Come by to see her for stories, music, crafts, and learning!

Plus, our many and wonderful volunteers!  The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library relies on volunteers to help us with our mission to serve the Boothbay Peninsula.  Volunteers help with daily and routine tasks, special events, annual fundraisers, programs, and more.