Portland Public Library Welcomes New Executive Director Arriving in April


The Downtown Branch of the Portland Public Library, at 5 Monument Square. 

Sarah Moore has been hired to serve as the new Executive Director of the Portland Public Library starting on April 19, 2023 according to a press release received from the Library yesterday.

Moore arrives from Zionville, Indiana where she served as Executive Director of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial  Public Library since 2018.  She earned her master’s degree at Indiana University-Bloomington and for th past 21 years has held a variety of positions in both public and academic libraries in Ohio, Colorado and Indiana.  Moore is also passionate about conservation and outdoor spaces and sees plenty of opportunities for libraries to work together with other organizations in these areas.  Her experience also includes expanding services for underserved communities.

Moore has a family history in Maine that dates back before the Revolutionary War and looks forward to discoverying more about that heritage as she explores her new city.

“I am excited to join the community of Portland and lead the Portland Public Library into its next chapter,” said Moore.  “I know that together we will continue to develop resources and services that connect, engage and enrich this diverse community,”