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, is a new addition to the Coburn staff and to the village of Owego.  Meredith and her husband Jeremy moved to Owego from Edmond, Oklahoma where Meredith worked as an award winning teacher and head of her school’s world languages department.  Education and public service have always been her heart’s calling whether teaching, volunteering, or organizing.  She 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 new home away from home.

Karen Bernardo, our children’s librarian, began her tenure at the Coburn Free Library in 2003 as a library assistant. 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
Carolyn Campbell
Lesley McClelland
Sharon Souto
Anne Stout 
Doreen Pierce
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.