The Millicent Library is excited to announce a new Youth Services Librarian. Allie Thiel stepped into the role on January 11 ready to meet the challenges in providing engaging and enriching programming and materials to teens and children while the library building remains closed to the public.

A native of Townsend, Allie brings a wealth of library experience having recently worked as the Teen Services Librarian at the Townsend Public Library, and with children youth services at the Ames Free Library in Easton. In addition, she has provided library services to students at the Groton School, and in the McGill University Data and Statistics lab.

Allie brings with her exciting and creative talents: she has a BA in Studio Art from the College of the Holy Cross, where she was awarded the Reardon Medal for Excellence in Studio Art. She previously held internships at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Allie is an avid birder, and like the recently retired Director of Millicent Library, Carolyn Longworth, she enjoys visiting the local birding hotspots around town.
She also has a connection to Avis Pillsbury, the Millicent Director from 1928 to 1953. Pillsbury was a lecturer at McGill University’s newly formed graduate program in library studies just prior to coming to Millicent. Allie is due to receive a Master of Information Studies from that program at McGill this spring.

Allie has several online storytimes on Millicent Library’s YouTube channel as well as take-home crafts available for young children. She is currently looking forward to warmer weather and hosting outdoor storytimes and programs, as well as welcoming children and families back into the library building when it opens.

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