Contact Us

Meet the library staff!


Jenny Spofford, Library Director, MLIS


Since moving to the Valley over 20 years ago, I've enjoyed the typical New England outdoorsy hobbies like hiking, swimming, and snowshoeing. My favorite authors include David Sedaris (humor), Stephen King (horror/ psychological suspense) and Sy Montgomery (Outdoors & Nature, Nonfiction). Besides reading and enjoying the outdoors, I love to travel, see live music with my husband Dan and spend time with our two cats, Amy and David.


Jen Allen, Assistant Director,/Interlibrary Loan Librarian


I am a dedicated librarian with an interest in connecting people with information and fostering a love of reading in the community. With 20 years of experience in library services, I bring  knowledge and enthusiasm to the Ossipee Public Library. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Maine. Outside of my librarian role, I enjoy gardening, sewing and exploring the outdoors with my family. I can often be found exploring the stacks of the library, discovering new titles to recommend to patrons or delving into my own literary pursuits.


Crystal Hoyt, Circulation Librarian, B.A. Outdoor Education & Leadership


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Derek Castle, Library Assistant, MFA


I’m currently a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire English department. Before starting my academic life, I was a world traveler, visiting Europe, Central, and South America. My travels sparked my current research interests which include Latin American literature, graphic novels, translation theory, and cultural identity in American literature. When I’m not buried in books, I explore other forms of storytelling, such as movies and video games. I have a soft spot for mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.




Ossipee Public Library

74 Main Street

P.O. Box 638

Center Ossipee, NH 03814

(603) 539-6390