Lauren Pierre, Access Services & Circulation Supervisor
Hi All! I am Lauren Pierre. I earned my Bachelor of Arts, with a major in history and a minor in German, from Ripon College in 2012. I earned my MLIS from UW-Milwaukee, in 2014. I began working at CPL upon my graduation in 2014 as a part time Adult Services Intern. In January of 2015 I became an Adult Services Librarian & Administrative Assistant. In September of 2021 I moved downstairs to the circulation department and became the Access Services Librarian & Circulation Supervisor. I enjoy listening to audiobooks, specifically musical biographies, historical fiction, and #OwnVoices titles. Many days I can be found wandering the sidewalks with a coffee in hand and earbuds in and I will most likely be listening to some amazing folk music.
Jeff Messerman, Library Associate
I’ve been here since 2015, starting as the person who unpacked the van delivery every morning and moving my way over to “Library Associate,” which basically means every new book that comes down the pike passes through my hands first. Yes, getting first look at the new books is absolutely as cool as it sounds! When I’m not tossing books around (gently, always gently) I’m in the Radio Room tending to all the sounds of our internet radio station, CPL Radio, which streams 24 hours a day. When I’m not at the library, you can find me at home with my wife and five kids, two dogs, one very dangerous-to-mice Siamese cat, and a guinea pig named Rollo who possibly might live forever…seriously, she’s really old.
Sharon Hartley Iverson, Library Aide
I’ve always been a lover of books and a life-long learner and I am excited to be a new member of the CPL learning community. My background includes both education and visual art where I have taught for the past 25 years. In addition to teaching and artmaking, I love all things nature—from gardening to exploring the woods and prairies in our area to collecting stones and lake glass from Lake Michigan. A favorite pastime is to relax with a strong cup of coffee and a new piece of fiction by a favorite author—Barbara Kingsolver, Ian McEwan, Ann Patchett, Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth Strout, and the list goes on…It’s my privilege to join the staff at CPL and I’m looking forward to assisting patrons with their library needs.
Megan Ferstenfeld-Torres, Library Aide
I’m excited to join the CPL staff as a part-time Library Aide after a long stint as a stay-at-home mom. I have been residing in Cedarburg for the past 11 years with my husband and two sons, ages 12 and 8. My family and I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and camping and taking in all that Cedarburg and Wisconsin have to offer. Before moving to Cedarburg, I practiced law in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I also hold a BA from the University of Notre Dame in Political Science and Spanish Language and Literature. As a research-oriented attorney and all-around avid reader, I have spent many hours in and out of libraries and am thrilled to be able to serve the Cedarburg community in a library setting.
Sarah Finch, Library Aide
After graduating from Ripon College in 2019 with a major in English and a minor in psychology it took me a year to finally find a library to call my home, and although it is a 35-minute commute from where I live, there is no place I would rather be than CPL! When I am not at the library assisting patrons at the front desk or checking in items in the workroom I am doing homework, as I am currently enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Master of Library and Information Science program, slated to graduate in 2022. On the rare occasion that I am not at CPL or doing homework I can usually be found at home spending time with my family (especially my dogs), watching horror movies (feel free to ask for a recommendation!), and, of course, reading (I read a little bit of everything, but I have a soft spot for young adult literature).
Molly Witte, Library Aide
I have lived in Cedarburg for most of my life. After moving across the country for school and work, my husband and I returned to Cedarburg to raise our two daughters in this wonderful community. I have been privileged to work in the Circulation department of the Cedarburg library since 2015. I assist with book repair and also volunteer at my daughters’ school library. Besides reading, I love cooking and walking my dog around town.
Jill Wiza, Library Aide
After spending 17 years in the healthcare industry working as an RN in both hospital and public health settings, I was fortunate to be able to become a stay at home mom to my growing children. Fast forward to 2006 when my youngest started at Webster and I walked into CPL and noticed a job opening in Circulation. Hired by our former director, Mary Marquardt, I never looked back. I have always loved libraries and feel blessed to work with an amazing staff, and I particularly enjoy all of the special programs we offer. One of my favorites was the presentation on comfort animals.