New library branch manager excited to be in Bay

Branch manager Jessica Breslin brings energy and enthusiasm to her new post at Bay library.

I would like to thank The Observer for presenting me this opportunity to introduce myself to the Bay Village community! I started my time at Cuyahoga County Public Library – Bay Village Branch on a frosty January morning. We sure have had lots of those this winter!  It was blustery outside, but I received a very warm welcome from the library staff, customers and The Friends of the Bay Village Library. 

I have had the privilege of working for the Cuyahoga County Public Library in varying capacities since 2003, but my history with this organization extends back to childhood days spent as a library hopper at a multitude of CCPL branches and always reaching my limit of 50 items checked out on my library card! 

CCPL has indeed been near and dear to me all of my life – as a place to find great books, learn new things and meet neighbors and classmates. I spent much of the last 10 years dedicated to working with youth at CCPL, mostly recently at the Warrensville Heights and Fairview Park branches.

I enjoyed facilitating storytimes for our littlest customers and book discussions for tweens and teens, as well as collaborating with schools and families to provide opportunities for our students to thrive. 

I look forward to working with the knowledgeable, excellent staff here at the Bay Village Library to continue to help members of our community Reconnect to Reading, providing opportunities for lifelong learning and to be at the heart of this vibrant and engaged community.   

My husband David and I reside in Lakewood with our two dogs and we enjoy spending time with our family, reading, biking, traveling and utilizing the beautiful lakeshore both in town and with our family at Johnson’s Island as often as possible. Please stop in to the Bay Village Library soon to say hello and ask me about the many ways you can Reconnect to Reading this year!

Jessica Breslin

Cuyahoga County Public Library Bay Village Branch manager

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:41 AM, 02.04.2014