Meet the Team
Amy Head of the Adult Reference Department
Hello, my name is Amy L. and I am Head of the Adult Reference Department at the Suffern Free Library. I started working here as an intern in 2004. I continued to work here after my internship was over and did various jobs including assisting patrons in conducting research and locating resources, selecting print materials for the adult collection and processing AV materials. I became Head of Adult Reference in February 2013.
If you have questions regarding Mysteries or History, I’d be happy to help you find the book you’re looking for. I particularly enjoy reading mysteries set in the UK as well as learning about 19th and 20th Century history. My other interests include film and art.
Like a lot of readers, I enjoy reading anything with a good story, it doesn’t matter the genre or whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. My interests include genealogy, trees, world folklore, landscapes, poetry, and birds. I strive to serve the Suffern Free Library, and I think that Andrew Carnegie – who personally funded the creation of 1,689 new public libraries across the United States and 820 new public libraries across the world – had it right when he said “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”
Recently received my MLIS in the Spring of 2020 and am enjoying my second year of being a librarian. When I’m not working I really enjoy being outdoors! I love exploring new hiking areas and trails. Hikes along the Hudson are my favorite. I like learning about, and identifying, plants in the area. I also really enjoy traveling and often take weekend trips to NYC and other areas of New England. Some of my hobbies include crocheting amigurumi creatures and painting abstract art. I have a tendency to read complex literary fiction and epic fantasy novels. I have recently really gotten into poetry and have read several books this year. My two favorite novels are The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
Jennifer Teen Services
I’m Jennifer Cohen and I’ve been the teen services librarian here at the Suffern Free Library for seven years now. I mainly read young adult books because of my job but when I have the time to read books for adults, I like apocalyptic science fiction and nonfiction books about transportation and weather disasters. In my free time, I like cooking new recipes, taking care of my little flower garden, and saying “hi” to other people’s pets when I’m out running.