From The Director’s Desk

Dear Friends,

It is with heavy heart I share with you I will be leaving Derby Public Library on August 20th to become Director at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library of Monroe.

During the past three and a half years, I have so enjoyed working with the Library staff, the Library Board of Directors and the City of Derby staff. I will miss everyone I have met over the years. I enjoyed collaborating with my fellow Valley libraries and community groups like Valley Council for Health and Human Services, Valley Community Foundation and many others.

I will always remember running the library amid the COVID-19 pandemic as we beefed up our online offerings, operated Vestibule Services and offered virtual programming. My greatest achievements are a result of the partnership with Derby Neck Library to increase equity of access within our community. Both libraries offer automatic renewals on certain materials; provide access to Hoopla, a digital media service, and do not charge fines on overdue materials to all Derby residents!

As the City of Derby and Board of Directors actively recruit candidates, I am excited to be moving on to a new and challenging position, but Derby will always hold a special place in my heart.

Warm regards,

Nicole B. Cignoli,
former Library Director