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 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 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 Eneh, Teen Librarian Grove Hall Branch
aeneh @ bpl.org / 617-427-3337
Fun fact: I’ve had gray hair since i was 10 years old
John 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 Koenig, Head of Central Library Youth Services, Central 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.
Fun Fact: I have spent New Year’s Eve on four different continents and plan to do all seven before I die.
Angela Veizaga, Youth Services Librarian East Boston
aveizaga @ bpl.org / 617-569-0271
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 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 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.