An Outdoor Open House to welcome Deirdre Farabaugh as the new Director of the Desmond-Fish Public Library will be held on Thursday, September 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The reception will be held in the Library’s new Reading Garden and everyone is invited.
Deirdre Farabaugh, known as Dede, is a Cold Spring resident originally from Maryland and has served most recently as the Director of the Putnam Valley Library. She previously served as Senior Librarian for Children’s Services at the Grand Central Branch of the New York Public Library. She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and holds Masters’ Degrees from Long Island University and New York University. She states: “I am excited to continue my librarianship career in the town where I myself live. As libraries are the heart of their communities, living and working within the same area will allow me to develop more natural partnerships and outreach opportunities.” Ms. Farabaugh begins her new position on Monday, August 30.