By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

New librarian takes reigns in Hartley

Karen Schlenger enjoying meeting new people


March 24, 2022


Karen Schlenger started her new role as the director of the Hartley Public Library in late February. She succeeds Heather Skoglund.

A new face is greeting patrons at the Hartley Public Library.

Karen Schlenger took over the director position in late February. A northwest Iowa native, she and her husband, Tod, have called the City With a Heart home for around a year.

So far, Schlenger has enjoyed meeting new people in her new gig. She believes libraries are important assets to the community and was eager to grow in the director's position.

"I think libraries bring the community together," she said. "I love libraries and love to read. I think it's important for any community to have a library, and I think Hartley is extre...

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