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Our Staff

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



Library Assistant, Cataloger

Jane’s a lifelong library enthusiast whose first paying job was as a Page at her childhood library. She’s held various Library positions through the years ranging from Storytime Volunteer to Librarian for a non-profit organization. She holds a Business degree from the University of Massachusetts and a degree in Couture Clothing Design from SUNY/FIT. She also studied high fashion in Paris and Italy. Jane’s a lifelong artistic entrepreneur, having had her own custom clothing business and until recently, was proprietor for The BOLT Quilt Shop, a nationally recognized, award-winning fabric + sewing store she’d built from the ground up. COVID threw Jane a curve so it was recently that she looked inward and knew her next chapter involved a library…Easton library. Aside from reading, Jane enjoys being a fiber artist. Other passions of hers include kayaking, puzzling, spending time with family and friends,    and servicing her herd of vintage Singer 221 featherweight sewing machines. Helen Keller has been her heroine since second grade.

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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.

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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.


Brittany Perigyi

Youth Services Programming Assistant

Brittany’s love for libraries began when she was small. She loved reading about Ancient Egypt and was amazed by their colorful, animal-headed gods. This led her to form her relationship with her library in Monroe, Ct.  As she grew, so did her passion for art and literature. She is currently a senior at Southern Conn. State University’s Honors College Program, studying Art History. She has interned at many schools, sharing her joys of world history and culture with each of her students. Additionally, she has tutored seven subjects at Southern’s Academic Success Center, curated her own exhibit, “Between Two Worlds: A Spanish Missionary Breviary in SCSU’s Special Collections,” May—June 2022, Buley Library, SCSU. (Curated, Installed), participated in several research seminars, works as a library aide at the Monroe Public Library, and is finishing her senior thesis. Brittany lives with her parents and tabby cat, Cleopatra. When she’s not in school, she enjoys reading, playing videogames with her friends, creating art, and watching historical documentaries.

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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.

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