New Library Director!
Please join the Spring Green Community Library Board in welcoming our newest employee: Lisa Renier Thomas. Lisa will be joining our library as the new Director at the end of July.
Lisa earned her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on volunteer management, and holds Bachelors’ degrees focusing on Japanese, East Asian Art and Literature, and Natural Resources. She brings more than ten years of increasing responsibility in non-profit and governmental organizations. Prior to moving into the library field, Lisa was the Director at the Historic Indian Agency House Museum and the Iowa County Humane Society.
Lisa is passionate about the importance of strong public libraries, reading, and life-long learning. She previously worked at Mauston’s Hatch Public Library, where she successfully obtained grant funding to substantially expand their circulation and programming.
We are excited to see Lisa apply her Director and library experience as she continues with the fine customer service the library has developed over the past years.
Please stop in the library to welcome her in early August.
The Spring Green Community Library Board:
Linda Kettner, Ed Lilla, Linda Thering, Robin Reid, Janet Keel, Sam Van Hallgren, and Sue Meise
Our July exhibit features the acrylic paintings of artist Odell Portz. A retired art teacher, and mother of Library Director Carrie Portz, she spent over three decades teaching art at all grade levels. She currently resides in Rochester, Minnesota.
The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours when the Community Room is not in use for other purposes. A key is available at the circulation desk.