Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren has announced the appointment of Charity Garcia as the Library's new Circulation Department Head. Garcia replaces Catherine Coda who retired from the position last month.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Garcia moved to Stratford in 2008. A member of the Hispanic Heritage Committee she is fluent in Spanish, an ability which has made her indispensable at the Library's Check-Out Desk where she has served as Circulation Assistant since 2009. She is a graduate of Capella University with a BS in Psychology. Garcia was employed previously by Wackenhut Corporation in New York and, more recently, at the Sterling House Community Center in Stratford. She has volunteer experience at both the Regional Network of Programs in Stratford and Isaiah House in Bridgeport. According to Blosveren, "Charity has been a valuable member of the Stratford Library family for many years. We are thrilled about her well-deserved promotion as our new Head of Circulation."