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Numerous people hold the David A. Howe Public Library together, some of whom you may never see, but all are equally important.  Take time to get to know the people working to meet your needs.


Donald Comstock, President
Genevra Miller, Vice President
Robert Heywood, Treasurer
Penny Canfield, Secretary
Tom Brown,
Beth Farwell,
Diana Figenscher,
Dick Parker,
Connie Synakowski

Full-time Staff:

Mary Jacobs, Director
Lois Bulger, Children’s Librarian
Allison Midgley, Technology Coordinator
Melody Fanton, Principal Clerk
Darlene Sherwood, Senior Clerk
Marisa Hall, Senior Clerk
Betsy Kent, Library Clerk

Part-time Staff:

Wesley Allen, Peter DiBiase, Barbara Dunn, Ann Kemp, Joyce Loughlin, Louann Pawlak, Floyd Reynolds, Richard Stanton


The David A. Howe Public Library provides books and other materials of popular interest and permanent value for the informational and recreational needs of all ages.  Programs and services encourage reading and research for students starting with the preschool level.  The library facilities afford a meeting place for cultural, social, and educational opportunities.

  “Use it wisely, enjoy it freely.”


Volunteers donated 606 hours over the year shelving books and videos, sorting periodicals, mending books, maintaining database files, and doing a variety of clerical tasks.

The Friends of the Library is an auxiliary group of volunteers that assists the library.  The Friends buy books, videos, and compact discs for the library.  They also sponsor the annual tree trim, story hours, and summer reading programs.  Anyone may join the Friends of the Library by making a financial contribution.

This page was last updated September 17, 2007 .

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