There is a new face at WPL. Meet Assistant Librarian,Carol McFadden.

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 1:30pm

Many people contribute to the success of WPL. We like to introduce you to the volunteers and staff who keep this ship afloat. This month, meet our new Assistant Librarian, Carol McFadden:

Wiscasset Public Library is truly a shining gem of a library! Believe me, I’ve been in scores of libraries and this one is very close to perfect. I’m so very delighted to be on the WPL team with Pam at its helm, doing wondrous deeds for the community. Please know, I’m ready to help in any capacity. I’ve made my living these past four decades as a professional librarian. I received my MLS from Simmons College back in 1985. Over the years, I have gained lots of experience in public, school and college libraries, becoming well-trained in myriad library tasks and in most library departments. I truly love libraries and you can often see me at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library where my husband, Tim, was the Director for many years. For a short time, I was the Children’s Librarian at the Skidompha Public Library. Recently, I retired after 12 years as Head of Children’s Services at Patten Free Library in Bath.

My reading passion is history; I usually complete a historical fiction or non-fiction book per week. I hold a BA in art history from Boston College and, before my library years, I worked in museums, galleries and archives. I love suggesting awesome books to patrons. People fascinate me and I love listening to their life stories. Another love is languages. I’ve learned American Sign Language and have studied some Irish-Gaelic, Russian and Hebrew.

Thus far in my retirement, I have been spending time with Tim working our way down the ‘honey do list’ together. We are building chicken coops and red shelter sheds for the future piggies and little goaties and spending time with our two Irish Jack Russells, Henry and Lily. We’re planning our little permaculture farm in Edgecomb -- you know the town between the rivers -- just over what we call the Ahhh Bridge, which translates to “the blissful road home.” Thanks for reading my short memoir and I really look forward to seeing you around the library!