New librarian takes reigns in Hartley
Karen Schlenger enjoying meeting new people
March 24, 2022
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...