Diane Giese, Head Librarian, has an English degree from Mount Holyoke College and much experience as a non-profit administrator and former restaurateur.  A recent transplant to the Midcoast, she is still struck by the beauty and people of Thomaston, and lives in town with her three dogs in view of the St George River.




Melissa Harjula came to Thomaston Public Library first as a volunteer.  During the summer of 2015 she was a key leader for our “40 Days of Summer” program and is often helping our patrons at the circulation desk.  A native of Cushing, Missy, now living in Thomaston, loves her many animals.




Blake Donaldson has been with the library since 1998.  While he has expertise in nearly every operation of TPL, his current specialty is being the Catalog Development guru. Made in Maine and educated at University of Maine at Orono with a major in history, Blake lives in Thomaston with his lovely wife Alethe.



Hillary Johansen moved to Maine nearly two years ago.  She has an English degree and a Masters Degree in Library Science.  Originally from Michigan, she's enjoying the "write" life out on the Midcoast with her husband Josh.



Caroline Ward-Nesbit is a native of Maine and comes to the library with a degree in Chemistry as well as a decade of customer service experience, and a love of all things library related.  She enjoys camping and hiking with her husband John and has been learning to sew.



Hana CulpepperBaker moved to Maine a year and a half ago.  She's leaving us for college this fall - so stop in and wish her luck as we will all miss her!



Thomaston Public Library  Board of Directors


Janet Bosworth   -   President

Greg Hamlin   -   Secretary

Albert Bernier Jr.

Karen Clarke

William Dashiell

Linda Kruger

Patricia Smith

Harold Willey