Christine Fitzgerald, Head of Children’s and Parent Services Department received her MLS from CUNY Queens with separate certification in Children’s and Teen Library Services in 2012. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, minoring in Child Study in 2009. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her crazy Jack Russell Terrier, reading, listening to audio books, gardening, and collecting seashells on the beach. Her favorite season is fall. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She has too many favorite children’s books to list, however, Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio and The Little Brut Family by Russell Hoban are among her top picks. Her favorite quote is “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” Winnie the Pooh ”
Jaimie Shapiro, Children’s and Parent Services Librarian received her MLIS from Long Island University Post in 2015. Her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Albany (’13) is in Information Science, with minors in Psychology and Educational Studies. She enjoys reading, playing video games, baking, marine science, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite children’s book is Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman.