Woodbury Community Library Names New Director

WOODBURY – The Woodbury Community Library has named Myrna Miranda-O’Neill as its new library director. Since starting in June, Miranda-O’Neil has recruited volunteers to lead multi-lingual story hours, and is planning a variety of programs, music lessons, mural painting, art workshops, and a food exchange, to connect the library and its patrons with the wider community.
Miranda-O’Neil has been a resident of Woodbury since 1976. Previously, she moved from Puerto Rico to attend Rutgers University, then transferred to Johnson State College where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Then, she earned a master’s degree from Goddard College where her thesis addressed the intersection of culture and language acquisition. In 2016, Myrna earned a Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean Literature. Professionally, Miranda-O’Neil has taught Spanish in secondary and post-secondary schools, and in community group settings. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing music, and gardening. As library director, her main objectives are: developing programs that address the needs and interests of the community; helping to document the town’s history; and creating a space where members of our community can access resources and share their talents, concerns, and hopes.