Youth Services Consultants in New York's Public Library Systems

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Brooklyn Public Library (Kings County)

Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian
The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs/Kidsmobile
2065 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
phone:  (718) 253-4948; fax: (718) 252-1520
cbanks @ bklynlibrary.org

Kimberly Probert Grad
Coordinator, School Age Services
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone:  (718) 230-2232
fax:       (718) 230-2784
kgrad @ bklynlibrary.org

Karen Keys, Coordinator, Young Adult Services
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: (718) 230-2798; fax: (718) 230-2784
e-mail: kkeys @ bklynlibrary.org

Rachel Payne, Coordinator, Early Childhood Services
Youth and Family Services
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: (718) 230-2233; fax: (718) 230-2784
e-mail: rpayne @ bklynlibrary.org

Judy Zuckerman, Director
Youth and Family Services
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: (718) 230-2236; fax: (718) 230-2784
e-mail: jzuckerman @ bklynlibrary.org

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Kathryn Galvin, Manager, Children’s Services and Outreach
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-858-7100; fax: (716) 858-7515
e-mail: galvink @ buffalolib.org

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System

Valle Blair, Youth Services Consultant
106 West Fifth St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
phone: (716) 664-6675 x230; fax: (716) 484-1205
e-mail: vblair @ cclslib.org

Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System

Julie Wever, Outreach and Youth Services Coordinator
33 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
phone: (518) 563-5190 x18; fax: (518) 563-0421
e-mail: jwever @ cefls.org

Finger Lakes Library System (Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins counties)

Amanda Schiavulli
Education and Outreach Librarian
1300 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
phone: (607) 273-4074 x227
e-mail: aschiavulli @ flls.org

Four County Library System (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego counties)

Sarah Reid
Outreach and Youth Services Manager
Four County Library System
304 Clubhouse Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: (607) 723-8236 x350
e-mail: SReid @ 4cls.org

Mid-Hudson Library System (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Northern Ulster counties)

Merribeth Advocate 
Assistant Director
103 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
phone: (845) 471-6060 x254; fax: (845) 454-5940
madvocate @ midhudson.org

Kerstin Cruger
Marketing and Program Assistant
103 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
phone: (845) 471-6060 x250
kcruger @ midhudson.org

Mid-York Library System (Herkimer, Madison, Oneida counties)

Heather Urtz
Collections and Materials Manager
1600 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, NY 13502
phone: (315) 735-8328; fax: (315) 735-0943
hurtz @ midyork.org

Mohawk Valley Library System (Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie counties)

Sue Rokos, Youth Services Consultant
858 Duanesburg Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
phone: (518) 355-2010 x226; fax: (518) 355-0674
e-mail: srokos @ mvls.info

Monroe County Library System

Tonia Burton
Children's Services Consultant
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
phone: (585) 428-8151
tburton @ libraryweb.org

Nassau Library System

Renee McGrath, Youth Services Manager
900 Jerusalem Ave.
Uniondale, NY 11553
phone: (516) 292-8920 x230; fax: (516) 481-4777
e-mail: renee @ nassaulibrary.org

The New York Public Library (Bronx, New York, Richmond counties)

Caitlyn Colman-McGaw
Coordinator for Young Adult Educational Programs
445 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: (212) 592-7563
caitlyncolmanmcgaw @ nypl.org

Chelsea Conden
Early Literacy Cordinator
445 Fifth Ave, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone:  (917) 229-9652
chelseacondren @ nypl.org

Maggie Jacobs, Director of Educational Programs
455 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: (212) 592-7567
maggiejacobs @ nypl.org

Jeanne Lamb
Coordinator, Youth Collections
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2788
phone: (212) 621-0259 x40259; fax: (212) 930-0905
jlamb @ nypl.org

Emily Nichols
Manager of Children's Educational Programming
445 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: (212) 592-7562; fax: (212) 340-0988
emilynichols @ nypl.org

Kristen Rocha
Manager of Early Childhood Education
455 Fifth Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: (212) 621-0644
kristenrocha @ nypl.org

Anna Taylor
Coordinator of Children's Educational Programming
445 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: (212) 592-7561; fax: (212) 340-0988
annataylor @ nypl.org

Nioga Library System (Genesee, Niagara, Orleans counties)

Lisa Erickson, Outreach Coordinator
6575 Wheeler Road
Lockport, NY 14094
phone: (716) 434-6167 x33
e-mail: leric @ nioga.org

Sandy Gillard 
Children's Consultant
6575 Wheeler Road
Lockport, NY 14094
phone:  (716) 434-6167 x24
gillard @ nioga.org

North Country Library System (Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence counties)

Angela Newman
Youth Services and Outreach Consultant
22072 County Rte 190
Watertown, NY 13602
phone: (315) 755-0639; fax: (315) 782-6883
e-mail: anewman @ ncls.org

Onondaga County Public Library

Janet Park
Early Literacy/School Age Outreach Coordinator
447 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
phone: (315) 435-1807
jpark @ onlib.org

Amanda Travis, Member Library Liaison
The Galleries of Syracuse
447 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
phone: (315) 435-1825; fax: (315) 435-8533
e-mail: atravis @ onlib.org

Pioneer Library System (Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming counties)

Pat Finnerty
Youth Services Librarian/Outreach Coordinator
2557 State Route 21
Canandaigua, NY 14424
phone: (585) 394-8260 x102; fax: (585) 394-1935
e-mail: pfinnerty @ pls-net.org

Queens Borough Public Library

Melissa Malanuk
Assistant Coordinator of Youth Services
Programs & Services Department
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
phone:  (718) 990-0793
e-mail: Melissa.malanuk @ queenslibrary.org

Gillian E.W. Miller
Coordinator of Early Learning Services
Programs & Services Department
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
phone:  (718) 990-5164; fax: (718) 297-3404
e-mail: Gillian.E.Miller @ queenslibrary.org

Daniel Nkansah, Coordinator of Children's Services
Program and Services Department
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
phone: (718) 990-0716; fax: (718) 297-3404
e-mail: dnkansah @ queenslibrary.org

Ramapo Catskill Library System (Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Southern Ulster counties)

Randall Enos, Youth Services Consultant
619 Route 17M
Middletown, NY 10940
phone: (845) 243-3747 x240; fax: (845) 243-3739
e-mail: renos @ rcls.org

Southern Adirondack Library System (Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties)

Jennifer Ferriss
Assistant Director and Community Liaison
22 Whitney Place
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone: (518) 584-7300 x219
jferriss @ sals.edu

Southern Tier Library System (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates counties)

Lorie Brown, Youth Services/Interlibrary Loan
9424 Scott Rd.
Painted Post, NY 14870
phone: (607) 962-3141 x209; fax: (607) 962-5356
brownl @ stls.org

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Darla Salva Cruz, Youth Services Consultant
672 N Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY  11713
phone:  (631) 286-1600 x1365
Darla @ suffolknet.org

Derek Ivie, Youth Services Librarian
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 1173
631-286-1600
derek @ suffolknet.org

Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, Rensselaer counties)

Mary Fellows, Manager, Youth and Family Services
28 Essex St.
Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518) 437-9880 x228; fax: (518) 437-9884
e-mail: mary @ uhls.lib.ny.us

Westchester Library System

Elena Falcone
Director of Public Innovation and Engagement
540 White Plains Road - Suite 200
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5110
phone: (914) 231-3240; fax: (914) 674-4185
elena @ wlsmail.org


New York State Library

all counties

Division of Library Development
Karen Balsen, Youth Services Coordinator
Cultural Education Center Albany, NY 12230
phone: (518) 486-2194; fax: (518) 486-5254
e-mail: Karen.Balsen @ nysed.gov

Sharon Phillips
Coordinator, Summer Reading at New York Libraries
Cultural Education Center 10B41
Albany, NY 12230
phone: (518) 486-4863; fax: (518) 486-5254
e-mail: Sharon.Phillips @ nysed.gov

New York Library Association Youth Services Section

President: Mary Ferris
Wood Library
134 N. Main St
Canadaigua, NY 14424
phone: (585) 394-1381 x304
e-mail: mferris @ pls-net.org

See also: Public Library System Outreach Web Resources

Last Updated: April 25, 2016 -- asm; for questions, comments or suggestions, contact Karen Balsen