On January 29, 2020, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller joined the Newton Free Library Board of Trustees in announcing Jill Mercurio as our new library director with the following statement:
Jill is uniquely qualified to be our director. She brings to the role deep experience in the world of libraries and specific expertise in Newton from her eight years here. She started as the Library’s Supervisor of Youth Services, then served as the Assistant Director, and, since August, our Acting Director. Hired by our previous Director Phil McNulty who became the head of the Minuteman Library Network, Jill is special:
The Newton Free Library, among the state’s busiest, is a center of community in Newton and Jill will be moving us forward. It’s full of books (296,043), audio and video selections (79,456), an ever-growing library of “things” (e.g., instruments, laptops, puzzles, board games) and access to 1.5 million titles through the Minuteman Library Network.
Congratulations Director Mercurio and thank you to the Trustees, including Barbara Meltz (President), Bharat Bhushan, Chris Kirby, Samuel Nathans, Jean Notis-McConarty, Sharon Stout and Geline Williams.
Learn more about our new Library Director in this recent Newton Tab article.
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