Bethany Schmidt is our Community Technology Coordinator. She grew up in the Midwest and studied Political Science and Journalism at the University of Nebraska (go Huskers!). Before joining BHML, she worked in environmental education, most recently at nonprofits in Seattle. Bethany grew up as a library rat and had (let’s be honest—still has) a propensity for borrowing way too many books at once. She is a fierce advocate of access to knowledge and tries her hardest to stay up to date on library-related Supreme Court opinions. Bethany loves baking Challah, birding, learning scientific plant names and doing the NYT crossword. Email Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meg Donaldson is our Circulation Coordinator. She was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor (BRES Class of ’03). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine in Psychology with a minor in History and Psi Chi. Meg has published research with Vincent Markowski in the Journal of Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Before joining the Library in 2017, she spent 10 years working for organizations as a Behavioral Health Professional, Direct Support Professional, and Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA). Meg is a bibliophile and a nature lover. She has a beautiful son who lights up her world and who has taught her to slowwww down. Meg has lived in Maine, Jamaica, and New York and has enjoyed trips to Canada, Europe and the West Indies. She greatly looks forward to seeing you all! Email Meg at email@example.com.
Harolyn Hylton is our Assistant Director. She has spent the last 30 years working in libraries and bookstores in the Boston and Washington D.C. areas, all the while dreaming of the Maine coastline. Born & raised in Jamaica, and coming to us from Randolph, MA, she is a self-taught everything. She has volunteered with a Friends of the Library group, was a member of the Local Cultural Council, was a catechist, homeschooled her daughter, all while spending time researching and getting lost in the stacks of various libraries. Harolyn enjoys road trips, walking, cooking, writing, reading, and herding cats. She is delighted to be part of the Boothbay Harbor community. Email Harolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joanna Breen, MSLIS is our Executive 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, social justice, and falling asleep during movies. Email Joanna at email@example.com.
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.