Lindsay first visited the Athenaeum as a guest when she was fifteen years old and fell in love. When she grew up, earned her BFA, found her first real job, and cashed her first adult paycheck, she walked up College Street and joined the Athenaeum immediately.
As a young mother she shared her love of children’s books and art with her children by spending hours with them in the then new Sayles Gorham Children’s Library. She joined the Athenaeum’s Children’s Committee which at the time raised funds for the Children’s Library by hosting parties and events. As time passed she accepted an opportunity to work part time as a Circulation Assistant and later as the Director of Children’s Programming.
In 1996 she left the Athenaeum to be a lower school librarian at the Wheeler School in Providence and began work on her MLIS. After a few years she returned to the Athenaeum to be the Children’s Librarian while completing her studies. As a children’s librarian, Lindsay finds great joy working with children of all ages with the desire to encourage in them a love of books and libraries in a lively, diverse and creative community.