Library Staff & Board of Directors

Library Staff

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to help you.
Please contact us by phone at 978-465-4428, or by email to

Giselle Stevens Head Librarian x222
Sara Kelso Assistant Head Librarian x224
Mary Perry Library Secretary x221
Allison Driscoll Children’s Services x227
Jessica Atherton Information Services x226
Emely MacIntosh Teen Services x228
Sharon Spieldenner NPL Archival Center x229
Jane Lemuth Technical Services x230
Lynn Marks Circulation Services x243

Library Board of Directors

Librarians at the desk

The Newburyport Public Library is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors. The Mayor is the Chairman ex–officio, the President of the City Council is an ex-officio member, three trustees of the Building Fund who are self–perpetuating are members of the Board, seven board members are appointed for seven year terms, and the Head Librarian is Secretary to the Board.

  • Donna Holaday, Mayor
  • Barry Connell, City Council President
  • James T. Connolly
  • Barbara Dowd
  • Marcia Edson
  • Gary Gorski

  • Sarah Holden
  • Stephen Moore
  • Monica Blondin
  • Elizabeth Valeriani
  • Kathy Carey
  • Sarah Spalding
  • Giselle Stevens, Recording Secretary

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found on the City of Newburyport website