Staff & Trustees

All About Our Staff:

Susan Frisbee, Library Director

Susan began as director at the Cannon Library in 2018. She loves to facilitate connections between the people of our community by maintaining the library as a warm, open, welcoming space for all, with interesting programs, events and reading materials. A retired art teacher, with degrees in the disparate areas of ceramics and forestry, Susan enjoys drawing and painting in her free time, and reading plot-driven fiction all the time. She lives with her husband and extended family on Riverdale Farm, in Delhi. 

Mary Pelletier, Youth Services Librarian

Mary is our youth services librarian, Mary creates two exciting children’s programs every week, and special programs several times a month.  She developed a love of reading as a child in a house full-to-the-brim with books, and brought her love of literature to children through many years as an elementary school teacher. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, and learning how to play the piano and ukulele.

JoAnn Antes, Library Clerk

JoAnn has been working for the Cannon Library since 2016.  JoAnn enjoys the different roles and responsibilities during her busy day as well as the diversity of patrons that visit the library. The most enjoyable part of her day is helping the patrons find that special book or movie that best fits their taste.  JoAnn is surrounded by co-workers who love their jobs and like to have fun while working hard, making it a positive environment.

Florence Grill, Library Clerk

Florence began working at the library in 1998 and has been an integral part of the library ever since.  She enjoys reading and crafting, but most of all spending time with her family. She particularly likes working at the library; talking to and working with patrons. She likes to read fiction, especially heartwarming stories about everyday people. You’ll always find Florence tending the circuit collections, the magazines and newspapers, repairing books and giving you a big friendly smile as she helps you check out your books.

Kirsten Malloy, Library Clerk

Kirsten is the newest member of our staff.  She is delighted to work in a place devoted to books! An avid reader and writer, herself, this quiet, contemplative setting suits her well. Kirsten is a certified Waldorf instructor and also a Sivananda yoga instructor. She homeschools her three children and enjoys hiking, swimming and kayaking on her lake in South Kortright.

Marilyn “Lynn” Oles, Library Clerk

Lynn has worked for the Cannon Library since 1987.  Lynn went to work at SUNY Delhi in 2005 in the Athletic Department, but continues to work her Thursday night shift.  Lynn enjoys being around books and being a people person; she enjoys interacting with the people of all ages, all backgrounds and all walks of life.  The library is a community center and she hopes you will stop by and say “Hello”.

Larry and Linda Govendo, Maintenance Team

Linda and Larry are our maintenance team who take care of both the Cannon Library and the Cannon House along with the surrounding grounds. Larry started working at the library in 1985 and Linda joined in few years later. This married duo keeps our grounds and interior immaculate. Larry loves the Yankees, camping, and spending time with family. Linda’s great joys in life are faith, family, and friends. Larry truly enjoys maintaining our grounds and allowing the community to enjoy our wonderful library. Linda’s favorite thing about working in the library is all the wonderful people she’s met and bringing her children to the library for story hour. 

Our Board of Trustees:

Al Perkins, President
Bryan Boyer, Vice President
Kerry Gracey, Treasurer
Barb Perkins, Secretary
Jeff Gearhart, Trustee
Lois Haight, Trustee
Ray LaFever, Trustee