Andrea Hogrefe is Alta Community Library's new director

Friday, January 18, 2013

There is always something new to discover at the Alta Community Library.

Andrea Hogrefe is the newest addition to the library, hired as the director.

Andrea grew up in Albert City and has always been enthralled with books.

She grew up on a farm so wasn't able to make it in to town to the library. The family's phone was a Storm Lake number so she had permission as a child to take advantage of the unique reading program offered by the SL Library. Dialing a certain number, she could listen to a recording of a children's book being read over the phone. The books read were changed often and she was always anxious to hear the new book.

After graduating from college, she worked in the Creighton University Law Library for seven years.

She recently returned to Albert City and had been serving as a teacher's aide at the AC-T School prior to accepting the Alta library position.

"I love helping people and providing information," she said. "And I always enjoy reading a good book."

Andrea is excited about her new job and looks forward to meeting people in the community.

"It's good to be back in the library world," she said.

She sees a very strong children's program at the library but would like to see a program for adults get started, perhaps a book club.

"We have a lot to offer and I'd love to hear what people want from our library."

Andrea will be at the library 2-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. The library's hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.