The Newport Public Library staff and the Newport Library Foundation invite people to meet Newport’s new library director, Laura Kimberly, on Tuesday, May 7.
The foundation will host a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the main floor of the library. Bilingual storytime will meet at its regular scheduled time at 7 p.m.
Kimberly was most recently with Jackson County Library Services, where she was the assistant director of public services. She is a firm believer that libraries are, and should always strive to be much more than simply a large collection of books and other media. “They’re community hubs,” she said. “There’s something for everybody at the library.”