Hahn comes on board at Cherokee Public Library

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The Cherokee Public Library welcomes Tyler Hahn to their staff.
Photo by Mari Bauet

If you haven’t visited the Cherokee Public Library there is a new face there to greet you. Tyler Hahn has replaced Charlene Carson as Youth and Special Services Librarian. Tyler has been the Western Iowa Tech Community College librarian for the previous three and-a- half years, and he has also worked at the Sanford Museum Planetarium for the past five years.

Tyler has lived in Cherokee for the past year but has lived in the area all his life. He grew up in Marcus, and earned his associates degree at WITCC in general studies before enrolling at the University of Iowa, where he majored in anthropology and writing.

Tyler states, “I wasn’t much of a reader when I was young, but then I started hanging out at the public library in Marcus. Thanks to Maxine Shea, the librarian there in Marcus, and her enthusiastic approach to reading and her ability to motivate the reader, I did get very involved.” He began reading lots of books and was avid attendee of the summer reading program.

He will be overseeing the Youth and Special Services programs, working closely with the area school districts, other libraries, and the community. One of his major projects is incorporating the library into the digital age. Books are great, but in today’s digital focus, electronic books are the trend.

Hahn will continue with the programs Charlene set up at least until the end of the summer. He has been working closely with Library Director Zack Freking-Smith on new projects as the budget permits.

Tyler is looking forward to engaging people in the community, promoting literacy and the library.

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