Who’s Who at the Coburn Free Library

Our director, trustees, and staff are proud to contribute to the Owego community through their work at the Coburn Free Library.

Meredith Gallaro, our director, began her work at the Coburn Free Library in 2017.  “Mrs. G” loves to write poetry and short stories, reads voraciously, is a passionate reading advocate, adores all things linguistic, and is honored to call Coburn Free Library her home away from home.  She is fluent in Spanish and, as a teacher for most of her career, loves learning and is passionate about education.  This passion, along with her skills of pedagogy, are an asset to our youth programming.    

Karen Bernard, our children’s librarian, is a freelance writer and editor.  Karen holds a degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. She loves children, crafts, music, and of course reading and writing.

The rest of the Coburn Free Library team consists of:  

Mandi Wolcott, Assistant Director
Carolyn Campbell, Cataloging (Books)
Lesley McClelland, Cataloging (Media)
Doreen Pierce, Library Aid
Caroline Beckenhaupt, Library Aid
In addition, the Coburn Free Library is governed by a Board of Directors. Our current Board consists of:

John Shafer
David Allen
Linda Williams
Marcia Blowney Toda
Judith Whipple

The board of the Coburn Free Library meets the second Friday of each month at 2:00 pm upstairs in the Coburn Library.