BPL welcomes new leader

Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There is a new face at the Brewton Public Library. Glenda Lammers has moved to the Brewton area and is the latest to take over the job of director.
Lammers has seen much of the world and lived in many of those places. She is the daughter of a member of the U. S. Air Force and moved a lot growing up.
Lammers later moved to Carrollton, Ala. with her parents and two brothers.
“I graduated from Pickens Academy in 1977,” Lammers said. “I earned my bachelor’s degree in accounting from Birmingham Southern in 1981 and moved to Yuma, Ariz. I worked as a management analyst from 1981 to 1989, and then moved back to Alabama.”
Lammers said that she took on a new job in Decatur working as a restaurant manager and worked there from 1989 to 1991.
“I didn’t enjoy that too much,” Lammers said. “I moved to D.C. next and worked as a contract auditor until 1993, when I moved to Tucson, Ariz.. I worked as a box office manager with the Tucson Symphony until 1995, when I moved to Dallas to graduate school at the University of North Texas, majoring in library information science and worked for the Mesquite Library.”
She moved again to Washington and then to Ohio and worked for a library cooperative from 2000 to 2009, when she decided to move back to Alabama and chose Fairhope for her new home.
She had been looking for a new job when she found out about the an opening at Brewton Public Library.
“I applied for the job and was hired,” Lammers said. “December 1, 2011 was my first day here at the library. I am very impressed with what I have found. The people who work here and the support system that Brewton has, such as the Friends of the Library and the library board are very supportive to the system.”
Lammers said the library has some very good features and programs already in place for patrons and Brewton area residents.
“I want to introduce and add to E-books in the system.” she said. “I intend to apply for a grant and hope to develop a service to reach out to those who can’t come into the library. We want to welcome people to our Facebook page where they can learn about us.”
The Brewton Public Library not only has thousands of books, but it also has movies hat can be checked out.
It has computers that can be used for research and a special children’s section. The modern—day library is not only for books; it also has many other uses.

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