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Tim McFadden, MSLIS – Happily retired as of 4/30/2017.  Thank you for all you have done for the Boothbay Memorial Harbor Library. You will be missed!



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


Desirée Scorcia is our Assistant Director of Community Engagement & Nonprofit Management.  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.  Miss Desirée joined the Library in June 2016 as the Youth Services Coordinator, where she excelled at community outreach and programming.  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. Email Desirée at


Harolyn Hylton is our Public Services/Children’s librarian.  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


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



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.