The Kent Memorial Library Staff


Sarah Marshall
Library Director

Since her arrival in 2006, Sarah has held several roles at the Kent Memorial Library. She was Co –Director and Director of Children’s Services for 12 years, focusing on children’s and teen programs and collection management. Sarah became Director of the Library in 2018 and oversees all operations. A resident of Kent since 1995, Sarah and her husband live on the campus of the Marvelwood School where they met as teachers, married, and raised their two grown children. Sarah enjoys reading, fitness, cooking, gardening and New York Times Crossword puzzles.
Teachers College, Columbia University, Master of Private School Leadership
Dickinson College, Bachelor of Arts



Lucy C. Pierpont
Marketing and Special Events Director

Woodbury resident, Lucy has worked part-time at the Kent Memorial Library since 2010 as the Marketing and Special Events Director. She has been a graphic designer since 1977 when she graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Her career began in a small ad agency during her senior year at Hartwick. She’s continued in the marketing/graphic design field ever since, beginning in the public relations department at the college, printing production and sales at A.C. Hampson Printing, Union City, CT; LCP Graphic Designs: her own marketing company in Waterbury, CT; and advertising production at the Litchfield County Times. Her other part-time job is in the Washington Depot Office of Klemm Real Estate doing graphic design & public relations. She enjoys the theatre, art, traveling and very long walks. She is married and has one cat.




Mary Ellen Casey
Technical Services/Circulation Supervisor

Mary Ellen has been with the library since 2006, as head of Circulation and Technical Services. Before coming to the library she worked in children’s book publishing for twenty-five years. She first started coming to Kent as a weekender in 1980, and became a full-time resident in 1990. When not at the library she enjoys reading, spending time with her significant other, her three dogs, and cat, watching movies, and occasionally cooking. Mary Ellen has a BA in English Literature from Brown University.





Abigail Parker
Co-Director of Children’s Services

Abigail joined the library in 2017, working at the Circulation Desk. Now a co-director of Children and Teen Services, she very much enjoys working with children, creating crafts with and reading and singing to them, as well as helping parents find books that will excite and delight their young readers. A life-long resident of the Northwest Corner, except for a brief sojourn in Maine, Abigail has three grown children.
Western Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Arts Summa cum laude




Samantha Saliter
Co-Director of Children’s Services

Samantha Saliter was born in Sharon, CT. Her father was a juggler and her mom a horse woman so it’s no surprise that she’s led a life of whimsy. She went to Cornwall Consolidated School, attended an alternative art high school in Boulder Colorado, and for many years sold crepes from a cart in The French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. She’s recently returned to Cornwall with her six-year-old daughter, Rowan. Always a lover of art projects and an avid reader, she took up volunteering at The Cornwall Library and mentoring at The Art Garage. Samantha is currently pursuing a degree in Library Sciences, learning to use a crock pot, trying to master Smile by Nat King Cole on the ukulele with little success and reading Phoebe and Her Unicorn to her kid every night for forever and ever and ever.




Maria LaFontan
Administrative Secretary

Maria joined the library staff in 2014 and works part time managing the administrative bookkeeping, constituent records, and routine mailings associated with running our non-profit library. Maria and her husband, Vincent, live in Kent on Mountain View Farm and can often be found at the Kent and New Milford Farmers Markets selling their organic produce. Maria has a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut.




Catherine Sweet
Circulation Assistant




Bethel Carlson
Circulation Assistant

Beth is a lifelong Litchfield County resident and has lived in Warren with her husband since 1983. A recently retired graphic artist, she is now pursuing the fine arts. Beth paints landscapes in oil and shows her paintings at local art organizations. In addition to painting, Beth enjoys growing perennials and reading biographies.
Beth attended Paier College of Art in Hamden and studied graphic design at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted. Most recently she was employed by the The Litchfield County Times where she was involved in the production of many award-winning publications.
“The Kent Memorial Library is a wonderful place to work. I am surrounded by art and literature and have met so many nice people.”