Youth Services Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library
Katharine Gatcomb is a Youth Services Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library where she works with youth ages 0 - 18. She currently serves on the executive board of the Young Adult Library Services of New Hampshire, and was section president in 2020. She is also a member of the NH Teen Book Award committee and a reviewer of middle grade and teen books for School Library Journal. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire. She is a proud alum of Americorps VISTA, where she served as an early literacy coordinator at the Arlington Public Library in 2016. She lives with her husband Trevor in downtown Somersworth. She loves reading all kinds of books, organizing things in her bullet journal, and watching live theatre.