Photo by Stacie Joy
After five-plus years as the manager of the Tompkins Square Library branch, Corinne Neary is moving on this holiday season.
Neary is heading to the Jefferson Market branch on Sixth Avenue when it reopens later this winter. (She worked there as a trainee and senior librarian before coming to Tompkins Square in November 2016.)
Patrons of this branch on 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B have said that they appreciated Neary's attention to the neighborhood's history ... especially its writers and artists — past and present — with events such as the East Village Arts Festival and various walking tours. Her programing was also top-notch... and she has excellent taste in classic films (a Myrna Loy triple feature!).
We talked with her during the EVG podcasting days for a session in early 2019. Find that conversation here.
A 15-year NYPL veteran, Will Hall, takes over for Neary at Tompkins Square.
Welcome, Will, and thank you, Corinne...