Walters named as new Kennett Library Director

Megan Walters

KENNETT SQUARE — The Board of Trustees of the Kennett Library announced Monday that it had selected the replacement for long-time director Donna Murray, who resigned earlier this year.

Last Tuesday, at its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Kennett Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Megan Walters as the Library Director.  Walters comes to Kennett from the Denver Public Library system where she managed the Smiley Branch Library. Before her tenure in Denver, Megan was the Interim Director of the Cooper Memorial Library in Opelika, Alabama. Walters succeeds former director Donna Murray who left to become the  Director of the Ridley Township Public Library.

Walters takes over for Interim Director Debbie Kellar who has managed the Kennett Library and guided it with a steady hand during the transition to a new director since Murray’s departure.

According to a statement from board Vice President Jeff Yetter, “We are excited to welcome Megan to our community and look forward to the Kennett Library under her leadership, as she continues to provide our terrific programs and services for residents of all ages,” the statement says. “Our Library has become a true community center, and Megan’s experience is a perfect match for a community as engaged as Kennett.”

Walters holds a Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University with a Major in Anthropology.  She is a member of the American Library Association as well as the National Public Library Association.

“Megan’s expertise in marketing of library services and her ability to expand the reach of our library, will be great assets as we bring a new library to the Kennett region,” Yetter’s statement said.

Walters joins the library on January 9, 2017 and a series of “Mondays with Megan” will be held throughout February so be sure to stop in and welcome her to the community.

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