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Neighbors

St. Charles Public Library welcomes new director

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library welcomed its new director, Pam Leffler, on Jan. 2. Leffler succeeds long-time director Diana Brown, who retired on Dec. 31.

“I’m excited to be here,” said Leffler in a news release. “St. Charles has an outstanding reputation, not only locally, but within the northern Illinois library community and on a national level. I look forward to building on that commitment to excellence.”

Leffler, who resides in West Chicago, brings more than 20 years experience to the library. Most recently, she served as director for the Morton Grove Public Library. Prior to that, she worked at Carol Stream Public Library, and she has been an instructor in the Library and Information Technology Program at the College of DuPage. Leffler began her library career at the Geneva Public Library.

In announcing the appointment of Leffler to the position, Victoria Haines, president of the library’s board of directors, said Leffler will be a wonderful addition to both the library and the community. “She’s a perfect fit for the goals and policies of our library,” said Haines in the release.

Leffler received a B.A. in Russian language and area studies from the University of Illinois, where she continued to pursue a master’s degree in library science. She received certified public library administrator certification through the American Library Association.

The St. Charles Library is located at One S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles. For more information, visit www.stcharleslibrary.org, or call 630-584-0076.

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