ABOUT US

STAFF & BOARD OF TRUSTEES

STAFF

CAROLINE WARD-NESBIT, Head Librarian

Caroline is a native of Maine and came to the library in 2017 with a degree in chemistry, more than a decade of customer service experience, and a love of all things bookish and library-related. When Diane Giese retired as head librarian at the end of 2020, Caroline was happy to take over leading the amazing team Diane built, because running the library for this wonderful community is her dream job. In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking with her husband, John, and baking in their new home in Warren. Contact her at cwardnesbit@thomastonmaine.gov.

MELISSA HARJULA, Assistant Head Librarian

Missy came to Thomaston Public Library first as a volunteer for our 40 Days of Summer program. These days, though she is still a key program leader during 40 Days of Summer, during the rest of the year she can most often be found at the circulation desk, helping patrons or checking on her donkeys at home via webcam. A native of Cushing, she now lives in Thomaston and loves her many animals. Contact her at mharjula@thomastonmaine.gov.

BLAKE DONALDSON

Blake has been with the library since 1998. While he has expertise in nearly every operation of TPL, his current specialty is cataloguing. Made in Maine and educated at University of Maine with a major in history, Blake lives in Thomaston with his lovely wife Alethé. Contact him at bdonaldson@thomastonmaine.gov.

CAITLIN THEROUX

Caitlin is a native of Rockland, but went to high school at Georges Valley High in Thomaston. She studied journalism and creative writing in Quincy, Massachusetts and has self-published a novel. Armed with a love of books, she joins the library staff ready to recommend a read to anyone. Currently she prefers a night in with her husband, her dog, her family, and a load of homemade snacks. She is working on a memoir. Contact her at ctheroux@thomastonmaine.gov.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Janet Bosworth, President
Greg Hamlin
Albert Bernier, Jr.
William Dashiell
Karen Clarke
Marie Finnegan
Patricia Smith
Harold Willey