Darien Library Says Book Groups Coordinator Led Expansion of the Program to More Than 100 Groups

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For National Library Workers Day, Darien Library is giving recognition to a library employee in Darien — Book Groups Coordinator Marianne Paterniti, who’s been with the library for almost 40 years.

Here’s Darien Library’s description:

Marianne Paterniti Book Groups Coordinator Darien Library

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Marianne Paterniti, Book Groups Coordinator at Darien Library

Beginning in the Children’s Library, Paterniti soon joined the Adult Programming team where she would become instrumental in building the Library’s book groups program.

The book groups program supports local book clubs in their search for the right book, offering recommendations, physical book copies, and special book group programs.

“The true delight of my time at Darien Library has been running our book groups for over 20 years now,” Paterniti said.

Under her direction, the book groups program has grown from an idea to an institution, with over 100 registered book groups. You can learn more about the book group program here.

Paterniti’s impact with Darien’s local book groups is immeasurable. “She brings so much enthusiasm and her love of books is infectious,” a library patron. “She has a talent for matching the right book to the right reader at the right time.”

Darien Library is grateful for the work of Marianne Paterniti and all our exceptional staff. We are proud to celebrate the 21st National Library Worker Day on Tuesday, April 9. Started in 2003 by the American Library Association, this day celebrates “the critical role library workers play in keeping our libraries running.”

Paterniti is thankful for Darien Library’s support and for the chance to bring her skills and passion to the Darien community. When asked what her favorite thing about working at the Library is, she had only two words: “The people.”

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