Meet Our Staff


Meet the Staff :

      Meghan Harney- Director.



        Marsha Stanford—Library Aide.

Marsha  grew up in Cohoes, NY and moved to Lowville in 1970.    In 1979, Marsha started teaching Shorthand at Lowville Academy .  As her family began to grow, she discontinued working so she could be a full-time Mom.  Marsha began working  at the Lowville Free Library in March of 1998.

 She enjoys working with the patrons, staff, helping people find the perfect book they're looking for,  as well as repairing books and processing new ones. Favorite authors are Richard Paul Evans, Beverly Lewis, Kristen Hannah, and non-fiction wellness books.

Married to Bernie Stanford from Glenfield, NY.  Marsha has four terrific children:, Jason from Syracuse, Jamie and family from Marietta, Ga., Daniel from Croghan, and Laura from Lowville.  Marsha has six wonderful grandchildren, five boys and one girl.  She loves to travel to visit family.

Marsha has also been an Avon Representative for the past 25 years.


   Paula Farney - Library Aide.

Paula began volunteering at the library before being hired in 2009.  She is wife to David, and mother to two wonderful children, Amy and Brion.  As a patron for years she enjoyed the library but it was her two grandchildren who got her involved in the library.   She enjoyed participating in Story times with them and now as an employee with lead the Story times when Ms. Dawn is out.  She has also participated in other programs offered for Adults like basket making, holiday craft classes, and her favorite, Oil Painting with Wilson Bickford.   Her favorite authors are Jude Deveraux, Jodi Picoult, and James Patterson. 

Paula feels the library has been very helpful to her in the past and is thankful to be able to work where there is a varied staff and board that work well to keep our library on a innovative path.

  Eileen Mathys - Library Aide.

Eileen Mathys has worked with the North Country Library System since 2012, currently serving at the Director of the Croghan Free Library, but also working here as a Library Aide. She is a life long reader and is always willing to share a book or author recommendation in just about every genre. Some of her favorite authors are Richard Paul Evans, Karen Kingsbury, Tess Gerritsen, and Nicholas Sparks. She enjoys reading to her grandchildren, and hopes they catch the reading bug like she did as a child. 
Eileen has been married almost ten years to her husband Scott, and together they have a four legged fur baby and three adult children. Together Scott and Eileen enjoy running, hiking, and cycling together. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and paper crafting in her spare time. One of her favorite things to do is make and send personalized greeting cards. 
 Taylor Giver- Library Aide

Taylor became an active member of the Teen Club in 2012 at the Lowville Free Library. After a year of being a member, she became president of the club and is now running the group. She worked as Summer Reading Program (2016) Co-Coordinator. She has learned a lot from her time at the library and was able to become the person she is today thanks to the teen club and everyone at the library.

Taylor is currently a student at Jefferson Community College. She hopes to become a librarian in the future and to continue the teen club as long as she can. In her free time, Taylor draws, enjoys being with family and friends, and anime and manga.