Mayor Thomas P. Koch is pleased to formally welcome Sara Slymon as the new Director of Quincy’s Thomas Crane Public Library.

She started in her new role earlier this summer.

Slymon has spent her entire career as a librarian, working for 29 years in various capacities in both public and corporate libraries. She most recently worked as the Director of the Public Library of Brookline, and previously served in the same role in Randolph at the Turner Free Library — one of the first public libraries in Massachusetts. Slymon has also worked as an Assistant Director at the Thayer Public Library in Braintree.

As a branch librarian at the Boston Public Library’s Mattapan Branch, Slymon oversaw the $17 million construction of the branch’s new facility, and oversaw an extensive renovation at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Branch Library.

“I’m so excited to have joined the Thomas Crane Public Library, and have enjoyed building new relationships with staff and patrons alike in Quincy,” Slymon said. “Having the opportunity to lead such a well-established organization is a dream come true. I look forward to further applying the principles that have guided me throughout my career in libraries — including ensuring equal access, maintaining and building broad and language diverse collections and developing inclusive programming that connects the library to the entire community, regardless of age, ethnicity and ability.”

Slymon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University. She is also certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 


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