She previously spent 4 1/2 years as a Catalog Librarian in Le Mars and had taught forth-grade in Sheldon for 12 years, and taught music for 10 years prior to that.
She and her husband Joe live out-side of Marcus were Joe is Special Educator at the Marcus High School. The couple has two grown sons, Tom and Bob.
On reflecting on her experience thus far Wurth commented, "Well, it's different and there's a lot work to get started. There were a lot of good feelings about Mary. She was well thought of and I would like to keep that around here. There are a lot of things going on right now, but eventually things will come together."
"I look forward to starting up some new programs eventually and look forward to getting boys and girls into the library," added Wurth.
Wurth takes over the position from the late Mary Borgheiinck-Kranig, the previous Youth and Special Services Librarian, who died in February.
Wurth, along with Brenda Medick of the 4-H extension, will be hosting "Youth in Action/4-H" at the library on Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45. They will be having a "Mystery Day" and the 4-H'ers should be ready to discuss the purpose and projects of the Youth In Action/4-H program. It will be a great opportunity for the 4-H'ers to meet and get to know Wurth. She will also accompany the After School Bunch participants to the Cherokee Depot on April 23.
Being the new youth and special services librarian, the question of what her favorite children's book is was asked. She answered, "Millions of Cats" and the reason Wurth likes that book so much is as she states, "it's ust such a great book to have the children interact with."