Meet Your Librarians

Beth Cackowski

Title: Head of Youth Services 
Education:Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Rutgers University, Masters of Library and Information Science from Clark Atlanta University
You may have seen me at:  Teen Sewing, Sewing Little Dresses for Africa, Crypto-Con, Craft a Better World, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Party
Ask me about: Sewing and Crafting, Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Humans, and YA Fantasy novels.

Deena Caswell

Title: Supervisor of Outreach and Diversity
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Government from Smith College and Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University
Most Likely to: pop up at a Cherry Hill event and make you a library card
You may have seen me at: back-to-school nights, Makeup 101, and CH Township events like Harvest Fest and Earth Fest
Ask me about: LGBTQ books and resources, Little Free Libraries, graphic novels (especially with female authors), professional wrestling

Congratulations! Deena was the recipient of the 2016 New Jersey Library Association Rising Star Award.

Melissa Brinn

Title: Teen Services Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of New Jersey and Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University
You may have seen me at: All teen events including Teen Activity Board, Writer's Block, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. 
Ask me about: YA fiction, showbiz memoirs, and books about shady polygamist cults.

Alia Shields

Title: Youth Services Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in British and American Literature from New College of Florida and Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State
You may have seen me at: Story Time, Pop-Up Story Time, and Jr Chef
Ask me about: Picture books, YA fantasy, and Early Readers.
Congratulations! Alia created CHPL’s award winning Busy Bag program which won the 2014 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award from the New Jersey State Library.

Candace Worrell

Title: Youth Services Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Saint Elizabeth and Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University
You may have seen me at: Rhyme Time, Pop-Up Story Time, Sensory Story Time, Night Owls, Barking Book Buddies, Play-Doh Play Date
Ask me about: Juvenile fantasy, Early Readers, and Graphic Novels
Congratulations! Candace was the recipient of the 2014 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award from the New Jersey State Library for her 0-2 story time and special needs story time.

Lindsey Murphy

Title: Youth Services Librarian (Part Time)
Education:  Bachelor of Arts in History from James Madison University and Masters of Library and Information Science from Drexel University
Most Likely to: be reading a celebrity memoir
You may have seen me at: the reference desk nights and weekends
Ask me about: memoirs/biographies, young adult realistic fiction   

Barbara Napoliello

Title: Youth Services Librarian (Part Time)
Education:Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The College of New Jersey, Masters of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University (School Library Media Specialization)
You may have seen me at: Crazy 8s, Yoga Story Time, Science Saturday, Make-It Take-It Family Crafting
Ask me about:Early Readers, Math & Science Picture Books, Middle and YA Fantasy, Dystopian, and Science Fiction Books

Kristin Redmond

Title: Youth Services and Reference Librarian (Part Time)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Drexel University and Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University
You may have seen me at: Little Listeners, Needlework Guild, Once Upon a Saturday
Ask me about: Sports fiction and nonfiction and mysteries

Jasmine Riel

Title: Youth Services Library Assistant
Education:  Bachelor of Music in Music Education and studying for her Masters in Library Science at Rutgers University
Most Likely to: take pretty pictures of books, sing at the desk, and drop books while shelving
You may have seen me at: the children's desk, the cafe, the Library Olympics, and the awesome book sales at CHPL!
Ask me about:  YA Fantasy/Dystopian books, bookstagramming, tumblr, and what it's like to be a singing faux-brarian (it's a real thing)

 

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