Donna Bunker, Library Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Blake, Library Assistant: email@example.com
Diane Kizirian, Library Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regina Planchet - Teen Librarian: email@example.com
or use InstaGram:@chesleymemorialteens
Valerie Twombly, Technology Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda Avery, Library Aide: email@example.com
Sharon Young, Library Aide
Ann Kelley: Chair
Betty Smith: Treasurer
Margaret Walker: Secretary
Alternates: Norma Heroux, Lorna Patey, Alice Gilchrist, Gale Tobbe and Pat Vaillancourt
Library Director, Donna Bunker, celebrated 25 years in the same position. Donna attended two years of college in New York then transferred to what is now known as Granite State College and eventually completed the library certification program. Donna started working at the library back in 1987 when it was still one room and she was the only employee. Although the library has changed dramatically over the years, one thing that remains the same is the joy shared when library patrons find the right book or the right item or the right answer. Donna has lived in Northwood since 1985 with her husband and has two children and a variety of animals: cats, dogs, cows, pigs, chickens, and goats! She loved the Trixie Belden mysteries when she was young but now has too many favorite books and authors to list! Her favorite hobby is reading (surprise!) and she likes to enjoy watching basketball games and score keeping when her husband coaches.
Library Assistant Diane Kizirian started her library career as a sub, moved into a Library Aide position in 2011, and now works as our Library Assistant. Diane has lived in Northwood for twenty years; her three children are grown and she has three grandchildren. She lives with her husband and sister. She enjoys baking, reading, and kayaking. If she looks familiar, you might have seen her at Northwood School where she was a special education aide for many years. She was also very involved in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Feel free to ask Diane for book suggestions!
We welcomed back Library Assistant Annette Blake this year with great enthusiasm; many patrons have enjoyed seeing Annette behind the circulation desk once again. Annette and her husband have lived in Northwood since 1998; she has two grown children and a daughter at the Northwood School. In addition to the library, Annette also works at Northwood Congregational Church in an administrative capacity. She was thrilled to return to the library and loves seeing familiar faces and making new acquaintances. Annette enjoys reading a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction. In her spare time, she enjoys yard work, traveling, and time with family and friends.
Teen Librarian Regina Planchet grew up in Northwood and loved coming to the library even before she could see over the circulation desk to check out Dr. Seuss books. Before moving to Concord with her family when she was thirteen, Regina played basketball and softball with the town rec department and was a Girl Scout for six years. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown working at Chesley and is pursuing her M.Ed. in Library Media through Plymouth State University. In her free time Regina enjoys running, skiing, and reading anything she can get her hands on.
Library Tech Valerie Twombly started working for us in February 2012. She brings 15+ years of expertise working in technology and with computers. A Communications professional, Graphic Designer and Webmaster she excels as a promoter of collaborative thinking and communication. She has managed website development and social media campaigns. Valerie is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. She has always enjoyed being able to relax with a good book since she learned how to read.
Our Library Aide, Sharon Young has worked at Coe-Brown Academy since 2001. Sharon has two children and a grand child. Sharon started as a Library substitute and accepted the position of Saturday Library Aide. Her expertise in the educational arena make Sharon a great asset to your Northwood public library.
"A library can open up world’s you wouldn’t ordinarily think of visiting. How can you not become part of your library with audiobooks, eBooks and books in print to enjoy. Come and visit us, your library at Northwood – C.M.L.!"