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Teens

BPL Teen Librarians

Teens are always welcomed and served at all Boston Public Library locations.

Six library locations are specifically served by Teen Librarians:

 

Mary D, Teen Room, Central Library at Copley SquareMary Devine, Teen Room, Central Library at Copley Square
mdevine @ bpl.org / 617-859-2334

Favorite book: Croak by Gina Damico

Wasting time on the internet: Play games and chat with my friends on Facebook. Researching my family tree.

Fun fact: I went to the 2000 Sydney Olympics to watch the Tae Kwon Do events.

 

 

Anna D, Teen Room, Central Library at Copley SquareAnna Draves, Teen Room, Central Library at Copley Square
adraves @ bpl.org / 617-859-2334

Favorite book: I can never pick just one! So, here’s a few: Mossflower by Brian Jacques; Croak, Scorch, and Rogue by Gina Damico; Wraeththu by Storm Contsantine; and Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills.

Wasting time on the internet: Goodreads.

Fun fact: I practice Tae Kwon Do when I’m not working, reading, or writing.

 
Akunna E, Dudley BranchAkunna Eneh, Teen Librarian Grove Hall Branch
aeneh @ bpl.org / 617-427-3337

Favorite book: It’s a toss up between Detroit, I Do Mind Dying by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin and Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Wasting time on the internet: I waste a bunch of time on AwfulLibraryBooks.net and on YouTube looking for my favorite 90s music videos.

Fun fact: I’ve had gray hair since i was 10 years old

 

 

John K, Hyde Park BranchJohn Kenney, Teen Librarian Hyde Park Branch
jkenney @ bpl.org / 617-361-2524

Favorite Book: Umberto Eco’s Baudolino

Wasting time on the internet: News sites, flight sim forums, Formula 1 and American Le Mans, Crunchyroll and other Anime

Fun fact: I drive a little two seat convertible

 

 

Laura K, Grove Hall BranchLaura Koenig, Head of Central Library Youth ServicesCentral Library at Copley Square
lkoenig @ bpl.org / 617-859-2328

Favorite book: I hate this question - it’s too hard! Today I’ll say Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, but this answer is subject to change.

Wasting time on the internet: GOOD helps me remember that the world is awesome & The Mary Sue caters to all my girl-geek needs.

Fun Fact: I have spent New Year’s Eve on four different continents and plan to do all seven before I die.

 

Angela V, Mattapan BranchAngela Veizaga, Youth Services Librarian East Boston
aveizaga @ bpl.org / 617-569-0271

Favorite book: 1. One Hundred Years of Solitude 2. Their Eyes Were Watching God 3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 4. The Giver 5. American Gods

Wasting time on the internet: 1. Pinterest 2. Refinery29 3. Tumblr 4. Twitter 5. Pitchfork

Fun fact: 1. I was born in Bolivia 2. I own a harmonica 3. I love my morning jacket 4. I speak Spanish 5. I like making top 5 lists.

 

Jessi Snow, Youth Services CoordinatorJessi Snow, Youth Services Coordinator for BPL
jsnow @ bpl.org / 617-859-2335

Favorite Book: The Dirt by Motley Crue

Wasting time on the internet: Suri’s Burn Book

Fun fact: I grew up raising chickens

 

 

 

About the Artist

Sarah Winifred Searle, Illustrator & AuthorSarah Winifred Searle was born in Portland, Maine on Antonio Banderas’ 27th birthday, and from a very early age she was in a polyamorous relationship with her two greatest loves: visual storytelling and history.

Currently, Sarah is taking evening classes from Harvard University Extension School in Humanities and Visual Arts to turn her Associates into a Bachelors and earn an academic balance to her professional degree. She spends her days in a little office at the Boston Public Library as Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she is in the middle of writing and illustrating a graphic novel about family history and ghost lore from her hometown. She spends her nights in a suburban apartment with a cat known as Kitty, a chinchilla called Creepus, and a human named Joe.

And she loves her life. She truly does.