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Katie Hill Appointed As New Director Of The Cape Girardeau Public Library

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

The Cape Girardeau Public Library has a new director. Katie Hill will be stepping into the shoes of previous director Betty Martin, who retired in July after 20 years of service.


Since her appointment on August 6, Hill says she’s been impressed with the programming and unique resources offered at the library, including ukulele checkout, mobile hotspot lending, cake pan checkout, and a recent online subscription for artist works.


“It’s becoming more of a library of things, which I think is great for the community and also the patrons, who are looking specifically for those resources.”


Board of Trustees president Amy Trueblood says a big part of Hill’s job will be adjusting to the many functions of a library director in Missouri, as she comes from a library in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Some of her duties will include deciding the library’s budget, managing the staff, and making sure the building is up to date. A welcome reception will be held for Katie at the Cape Girardeau Public Library on August 17 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.


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