Our Staff

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LYNN ZAFFINO

Library Director

Lynn Zaffino, Director

Lynn has been at the Easton Public Library since May of 2008.  She spent six years as the Children's/Teen Librarian, then two years as the Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services.  She took over as Library Director in October of 2016.  Prior to working here in Easton, she spent two years at the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library in Trumbull.  Lynn received her Master of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 2010.  Prior to her Library career, she worked in retail management, banking, and bookkeeping.  Lynn and her husband also owned and operated a used book store in Guilford, CT. Lynn resides with her husband, daughter, and dog.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading (naturally!), walking, bowling, doing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

lzaffino@eastonlibrary.org

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MARY BETH RASSULO

Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services

Mary Beth joined the Library in October of 2016. She is a native New Yorker and a singer/songwriter with a curious nature that led her into the library world. Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Writing from Western Connecticut State University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Long Island University. Her passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programming was developed while she was the Children’s Services Librarian at Ridgefield Library. When she’s not at the library she enjoys the outdoors, friends and family, and her grandpuppies, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel/Dachshund mix named Rosco, and a Bulldog named Rock.

mrassulo@eastonlibrary.org

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KRISTINE OULMAN

Youth Services Librarian

Kristine joined the Library as a page in October, 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Management and Services from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Kristine lives in Easton with her husband, three kids, a dog, and various other pets.

koulman@eastonlibrary.org

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SHANNON BRUCHAL

Library Assistant, Technology/Social Media

Shannon joined the Easton Library staff in June of 2016. Previously, she worked part-time at West Haven Library and Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University, and has worked many different jobs, such as proofreader, account executive, sales clerk, and youth minister, but the Library is her favorite. Library Assistant by day, folk singer by night, Shannon has recorded two CDs and performs online and at area venues.  When she’s not working or singing, you can find Shannon with her nose in a book and hanging out with her husband Rich, and Pearl T. Dog, a Lab mix.

sbruchal@eastonlibrary.org

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RYAN TICE

Library Assistant, Technical Services/Cataloger

Ryan joined the staff in January 2017 as a cataloger. Prior to coming here, Ryan worked at Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton, in the Children's Department, where he had the privilege of overseeing both the Teen and Young Adult collections. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. Ryan and his family have a cat named Sophie.

rtice@eastonlibrary.org

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PENELOPE PAPADOULIS

Library Assistant, Technical Services/Interlibrary Loan

Penelope was born in Athens, Greece. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical and Computer Studies & History of Art from Brooks University, Oxford. In 1990, Penelope and her family came to the United States and moved to Connecticut. She started at the Easton Library in November, 1994, as a part-time circulation assistant. She was promoted to a full-time, Technical Services/Cataloger in August of 1995. She loves to read fantasy and science fiction books.

pjp@eastonlibrary.org

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KERRY SANTORO

Youth Services Programming Assistant

Kerry Santoro resumed this position in Youth Services in March 2022, after working 14 months as a Library Circulation Assistant at the Easton Library. Prior, she has worked in academic, school and corporate libraries.  Kerry obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the State University College at Oneonta in New York and her Master’s Degree in Library Science at Long Island University. When she is not working, Kerry enjoys spending time at her home with her family. She also enjoys reading, traveling, New York City, Maker Space crafts, and is an avid kickboxer.

ksantoro@eastonlibrary.org

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BOB KNAPIK

Library Assistant, Circulation

Bob joined the Easton Public Library in March, 2021. He previously held positions in public, academic, and special libraries, such as Fairfield Public Library, Sacred Heart University, and Sikorsky Aircraft. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Michigan. When not working, he enjoys gardening, antiquing, and going on long walks with his wife, Libby, who is also a Librarian. 

bknapik@eastonlibrary.org

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LARRY KAUFMAN

Library Assistant, Circulation

Larry joined the Easton Public Library as a Circulation Assistant in June 2022. Prior to joining the library staff, he worked for a national nonprofit, several media trade associations, a magazine publishing company, and community newspapers. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

lkaufman@eastonlibrary.org

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TERRY CALGREEN

Custodian

Terry has worked for the Town of Easton for more than 20 years. He lives with his wife Noreen, and they have two daughters: Lauren, a nurse practitioner who lives  with Terry's best buddy, grandson Levi; and Sarah, a deputy U.S. Marshall.

tcalgreen@eastonlibrary.org