Library Director


Lydia Klinkel is new to the Ionia Community Library, Fall 2018.

Before coming to Ionia, Lydia previously worked at the New Hampton Public Library. She has been busy at work updating the inside of the library with a fresh new paint job, new energy efficient lights, updated and enlarged childrens' area, new furniture and a new layout she hopes will be easier for patrons. Lydia has plans to update and freshen up the outside this spring. Lydia has a hopes to be finished with updates and rearranging so she can put into action new programs by the end of winter for patrons of all ages. Being a mother to three small children she has an abundance of ideas she hopes will bring young families to the library where the children can foster a lifelong relationship and love of reading. Lydia enjoys her work at the library and finds every day a new challenge with something new to learn. It brightens her day to see the patrons, young and old, light up when they discover a love for reading.