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Elgin library names new director

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Brittany Labinger will be the new Library Director of the Elgin Public Library. She is relocating to central Texas from Oberlin, Ohio. Labinger holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Certificates in Youth Services and Special Collections.

“We look forward to adding Brittany to our team and believe that she will bring experience and creativity to help grow library programs and collections to meet the evolving needs of our dynamic community,” said Amy Miller, Community Services Director.

The Elgin Public Library serves Elgin and the immediate area in Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Williamson counties. During COVID-19, the library has transitioned programming to virtual platforms and continued to provide access to the library collection following COVID-19 protocols.

“I am excited to be a part of the Elgin Public Library and to continue the beloved services of the Library as well as discover new ways we can best serve the public of Elgin. I can't wait to learn and grow with the Elgin community!” said Labinger.

The Library is providing sidewalk deliveries Tuesday through Saturday. Items can be reserved through the online catalogue. Printing services are available by emailing documents to library@ci.elgin.tx.us, and free WIFI is available to the public with the password posted on the exterior of the building. Connect with the library’s virtual programming through Facebook and Instagram @elginpubliclibrary and online at www.elginpubliclibrary.org.

Labinger brings experience in youth services, catalogue development, programming, literacy, oral histories development, and science, technology, engineering, and arts programming, having worked in the Lorain Public Library System, Oberlin Heritage Center Medina County District Library Brunswick branch, and Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch.