Our volunteers are dedicated to keeping "the Emma" open to the greater Newburyport Community. 

From providing desk service to custodial tasks to numerous special events and fundraisers, they can be counted on to do a great job with a smile!

The Emma is a 100% volunteer-run organization. 

As a volunteer, you can make a difference in your own life, in the lives of others, and in the library's future.  

The reasons for volunteering at the Emma are just as varied as people themselves.  Some come to help because they:

  • Have an interest in the Library
  • Are eager to help support and enhance library services
  • Need to complete community service hours for school
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others
  • Like learning new skills
  • Want to give back their community
  • All of the above plus enjoying social interaction

Contact or visit us if you would like learn more.

Volunteer Staff:

  • Ann Snell, President
  • Elizabeth Valeriani, Vice President
  • Elizabeth Watson, Corresponding Secretary
  • Anne Recchia, Recording Secretary
  • Virginia Champi, Treasurer
  • Susan Chase, Librarian
  • Ellen Andrews, Book Return Coordinator
  • Erica Holthausen, Coordinator of Authors Evenings
  • Mary Brooks, Petty Cash Coordinator & Chief Refreshment Provider
  • Joyce Cejka, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Ann Lynch, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Susan MacPhee, Web Strategist and Designer, portfolio
  • Marylyn Roberts, Childrens Book Coordinator
  • Sue Hammond, Membership Coordinator
  • Michael Valeriani, Web Site Editor
  • Priscilla Bellairs
  • Geri Buzzotta
  • Karen Clagett
  • Donna Conway
  • Susan Dodge
  • Barbara Dunbar
  • Carol Elwell
  • Rebecca Esche
  • Jeff Esche
  • Deb Forlizzi
  • Marsha Gette
  • Karen Glansberg
  • Aine Greaney
  • Janet Hansen
  • Phyllis Hill
  • Julia Hines
  • Nel Horth
  • Maryann Humphries
  • Jeanette Isabella
  • Sandra Johnson
  • Marge Killam
  • Kim Klapes
  • Arlene Lauro
  • Patricia McGrath
  • Leslie MayJean Noonan
  • Shirley O'Flaherty
  • Emily Stroher
  • Mary Tagliamonte
  • Jill Tierney
  • Carolyn Toloczko
  • Bette Zikmanis

Show your support by helping the Emma today.