Our Staff

Library Director

Kara Cervelli has almost 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.

Chief Fiscal Officer

Our CFO is Joanne Clapp.

Adult Department

Ms. Cathy

Adult Librarian, Ms Cathy, 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.

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!

Our newest reference associate is Christian Sullivan.  He loves tech, dogs, movies, games, and comics to name a few. He’s lived in Fairport Harbor for 16 years and attended Fairport Harding High School.  He lives in the village with his beautiful wife and 2 dogs while splitting his time between the library and the Fairport Harbor Creamery.  His favorite quote is by Walt Disney, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”. He couldn’t be happier to join the library team and to help the community! 

Youth Department

Miss Kassie

Kassie Rice is Fairport Harbor Public Library’s new Youth Services Librarian. 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, playwriting, her wife, and her two pets, Sophie and Bean. Kassie couldn’t be happier to work at the library and serve our community.

Technical Services

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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