Our Staff

Library Director, Kara Cervelli

email: Director@fairport.lib.oh.us

Kara Cervelli has over 30 years of library experience, joining Fairport Harbor Public Library as Director in 2019. Previously she served as the Head of Children’s Services and Technology Coordinator at Perry Public Library. She holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Ohio University and a Masters degree in Library Science from Kent State University. She is an instructor with the Rabbit Run Community Arts Association and volunteers with Rabbit Run Community Theatre. She is also an avid gardener, crocheter, champion of early literacy, and protector of nature. A message from the director

Chief Fiscal Officer, Joanne Clapp

email: Finances@fairport.lib.oh.us

Our CFO is Joanne Clapp.

Adult Department

Adult Librarian Cathy Norman
Ms. Cathy

Adult Librarian, Ms Cathy Norman, has been at Fairport Harbor Public Library for … a while now and is happy to say she is one of the lucky ones who really love what they do.  It’s not a job, it’s a passion – books, libraries, reading, and writing.  Throw a little theatre in there with some garden soil for good measure and life is just about perfect.

Adult Associate Kat Chitty's cat Fiona
Kat’s cat Fiona

Adult Programming Associate, Kathleen (Kat) Chitty, has been a Fairport resident since 2001. She loves working with people and she loves reading so working at the library is a dream job come true! She’s a grandmother of 12 and loves all animals, especially cats. She is usually at the front desk and is ready to help with any book questions or requests that you have. Pictured is Kat’s cat Fiona!

Reference associate Zana Coltman
Zana Coltman

Reference Associate, Zana Coltman, has a background in literature and IT support, having graduated from University of Strathclyde and Tromsø. They believe that literature and libraries can help people understand themselves, others, and the world around them better as well as bring people together. They are passionate about reading as well as creating things, from poems to clothes to furniture. They are excited to be a part of the Fairport Harbor Public Library and to serve the community.

Our circulation clerk is Debbie Barcikowski

Youth Department

Youth Librarian Kassie Rice
Miss Kassie

Kassie Rice is Fairport Harbor Public Library’s Youth Services Librarian. She is our liaison with Harding Jr/Sr high school and plans library programs for our teens and tweens. Kassie is a graduate of Ohio State University, and she is a strong advocate in the use of theatre in everyday lives. Besides theatre, she is also passionate about reading, play-writing, her wife, and her two pets, Sophie and Bean. Kassie couldn’t be happier to work at the library and serve our community.

Youth Associate Danielle Jones
Mrs. Jones

Danielle Jones is our Youth Services Programming Associate. She is our liaison with McKinley elementary school and plans library programs for our younger readers and their families. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Education and is an adjunct professor at Kent State Ashtabula as well as a private lesson teacher for voice and woodwinds.  In her spare time, she is actively involved with many local theaters and schools as a music director, instrumentalist, and/or an actor.  She is happy to be able to be able to share her love for music and literacy at FHPL!

Technical Services

Antique Book Press
Ye Old Book Press

Carrie Todd attended Fairport schools and Lake Erie College. She has worked at the library for 20 years starting as a high school page and is currently the technical services specialist. Her job is to make the library’s items ready for you to find and check out and to make sure they are in working order.  In her spare time she enjoys reading (obviously), history, origami, photography, British comedy, and watching funny videos of animals on playground equipment. You can find her in the library offices or helping people with eMedia questions

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