Meet the Children's Librarians

Julie Kellndorfer

Hi there! I’m Julie Kellndorfer, children’s librarian at the Brookline Village Library. I have worked at the Public Library of Brookline for almost three years- first as a page, then as a library assistant, and now as a librarian!
I hold storytimes for one to three year olds and try to plan as many fun programs as I can! I also read a lot of books to find just the right ones to add to the collection here in the Children’s Room.
My favorite genre to read is fantasy, like Amulet, The Girl Who Drank The Moon, and more!
When I’m not curled up with a book, I can be found baking (and tasting) all kinds of yummy desserts, especially ones with chocolate.
Next time you’re in the library, ask me about one of my favorite series, the Sammy Keyes mysteries, my favorite tree, the Red Maple, or which Rick Riordan character I relate to the most!

Caroline Richardson

Hi, I’m Caroline Richardson, children’s librarian at the Coolidge Corner Library. Here are some fun facts about me:

I have been at the Public Library of Brookline for five years. Prior to that, I worked in children’s publishing and as the assistant children’s book review editor at a national monthly book review publication.

I lead two weekly storytimes (one for two-years-olds and one for three- to five-year-olds), our biweekly LEGO Club, our biweekly Mad Scientist Club (beginning robotics and circuitry), and our monthly crafts for ages six and up.

I think Bark, George! is the perfect picture book. What about you? Want book recommendations or have questions about what the Children’s Room has to offer? Ask me!

Batia Bloomenthal

Hi there. I’m Batia Bloomenthal, the Putterham Library Supervisor and Children’s Librarian. I love being a children’s librarian because I get to do the coolest things, like getting to hold a baby alligator, meeting a favorite author, or feeding Ralph our library guinea pig.

Next time you’re in the library, ask me about my favorite book, It’s Duffy Time!, or why my favorite bird is the turkey.