Camden Public Library Appoints a New Executive Director, Kristy Kilfoyle

The Camden Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Kristy Kilfoyle as the new Executive Director. Kilfoyle was hired after an extensive search and will be joining the library in June. “We are thrilled to welcome Kristy to our community. Her enthusiasm, leadership skills and love of learning will be a great asset to the library,” said Board President Kristen Smith.

Kilfoyle earned her Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington and also holds a Master’s in Children’s Literature from Hollins University.  She has spent the last seven years as the Director of Libraries at Canterbury School, a private college prep school in Fort Myers, FL. Prior to that, she worked for the Lee County Library System in Southwest Florida, where she held several roles, as Youth Services Librarian, Senior Librarian and Programming Coordinator for the 14-branch library system.

Kristy and her husband, Rich, and their children, Fiona and James, are eager to become a part of the Camden community. “When my husband and I planned a trip up the coast of Maine 15 years ago, everyone said that a stop at the Camden Public Library was a must. I’m overjoyed that we’re not just visiting but coming to stay,” said Kristy.

Kilfoyle was honored to serve on the 2022 Newbery Award Medal Committee, charged with selecting the most distinguished children’s book published in the United States. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Association for Library Service to Children, Young Adult Library Services Association, and Southwest Florida Library Network.  She has also served on the board of SWFLN, the American Association of School Librarians Bound to Stay Bound Travel Grant Committee, ALSC’s Managing Children’s Services Committee, and ALSC’s Batchelder Award Medal Committee (2012) for distinguished translation of a children’s book.

The Camden Public Library has been fortunate to have exemplary leadership over the last 16 years from retiring executive director Nikki Maounis. Under the direction of Kristy Kilfoyle, we anticipate the library will continue to succeed and provide outstanding service to the community.