Briarcliff Manor Public Library, One Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 914-941-7072


Lori Kaen DePaolo

Library Clerk

Lori Kaen DePaolo leads Briarcliff Manor Public Library's Cataloguing services. Lori holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the University at Buffalo and has served 15 years at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. Lori uses her graphic design skills to develop signage and special areas in the library.

Frank Erlanger

Library Clerk

Frank Erlanger is a Circulation Clerk at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. Frank has a BS in Economics from Fordham University and joined BMPL nearly five years ago. With a varied background in public libraries and event planning, Frank also leads our Film Discussion Groups.

Shelley Glick

Reference Librarian

Shelley Glick joined the Briarcliff Manor Public Library in 1998 and served in roles from part-time library clerk to Reference Librarian to Director. Shelley has a BA in History from Stony Brook University, a Masters in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and NYS Public Librarian Certification. Shelley retired from her full-time position in December 2020 and is now a part-time librarian serving myriad patron needs.

Ricki Goe

Staff Asssistant

Ricki Goe's title is Staff Assistant – Library. Her job combines the duties of Director’s assistant and office manager, including compiling payroll, paying bills, purchasing supplies, scheduling part-time employees, co-ordinating volunteers, and processing income. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in English. After graduating, she worked in book publishing in Manhattan: two years in subsidiary rights sales at Atlantic Monthly Press, eight years as an assistant/associate editor at Random house, and finally three years as an acquiring editor at The Lyons Press before starting at the Briarcliff Library in 2004.

Harrison Isaac

Library Page

Harrison Isaac is the Briarcliff Manor Public Library's page. A graduate of SUNY Purchase, he's been with BMPL two years and shares his graphic design talents with us in addition to his duties keeping the collection in order.

Lorraine Isaac

Library Clerk

Lorraine Isaac is a Library Clerk at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. Lorraine has Bachelors and Masters in English education from SUNY Albany and Iona. She joined the BMPL three years ago after retiring from a Westchester school system. Lorraine is a trained book group leader who leads some sessions of the Brown Bag Book Group and started our BYOB Book Group.

Amy Kaplan

Children & Teens Librarian

Amy Kaplan has been the Children and Teen Librarian at Briarcliff Manor Public Library since 2003. Amy holds a BA in English from Binghamton University, a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and NYS Public Librarian Certification. Amy has twice been awarded the school-librarian cooperation award by Westchester Library Association for her collaborations with Todd School (Video Book Talk Club) and Briarcliff Middle School (parent-child book discussions) and has been on the planning board for the Westchester-wide Battle of the Books competition since its inception in 2014.

Donna Pesce

Library Director

Donna Pesce has been the Director of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library over the past three years. Donna has a BS in Business Administration from Fordham, a Masters of Library Science from Queens College and an Advanced Certificate in Library Administration from Post-LIU and NYS Public Librarian Certification. Donna oversees all facets of the library including acquisition, planning, outreach, budgeting and programming.

Joan Smyth Dengler

Library Clerk

Joan Smyth Dengler is a Library Clerk at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. With four years at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Joan has a Theology BA from Fordham and decades of experience in direct marketing along with time served in a local HS library.

Catherine Taylor

Library Clerk

Catherine Taylor works in both Circulation and Cataloguing at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. With both BS and JD degrees from Wake Forest, Catherine has worked at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library nearly ten years. She especially enjoys helping the young families coming in. Catherine coordinates our popular Cookbook Meetup group.

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Last revised June 23, 2021