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About the Library Staff

Meet the staff at the Kling Memorial Library!


Lindsey EngelkesLindsey Engelkes - Director

Lindsey Engelkes has been working at the library since July of 2012.  She became the Library Director in August 2015.  She is a state certified library director & has a Bachelor's degree in English/Literature from Northwestern College. She loves reading classic literature, especially 19th Century Brit Lit, young adult fiction, and children's literature.  Her favorite authors are Jane Austen and Ted Dekker.  Lindsey is excited to be leading the Kling Memorial Library team and continue the tradition of excellence in library services in Grundy Center.  She welcomes your comments and input about library services.  You can reach her by email at or by telephone at 319-825-3607



Becky BonnetteBecky Bonnette - Youth Services Librarian

Becky serves as the Youth Services Librarian. She provides multiple story times each week, handles KAT (Kling After-school Time), and arranges our Summer Reading Program. She reads a variety of books and likes to try new authors.

Rachel EdittuRachel Edittu - Library Services Coordinator

Rachel wears many hats around the library. She handles our Inter Library Loan requests. She also enters materials into our system and prepares them for the shelves. She helps with the planning and marketing of library events. Rachel enjoys reading fantasy and romance. 


Jenny Meyers - Library Assistant

Jenny began working at the library in January of 2017.


MeesterShannon Meester - Library Aid

Shannon is a student at the University of Iowa, studying English/Creative Writing.  She is a seasonal worker at the library during her summer breaks.  She loves reading fantasy, especially anything with a happy ending or dragons. 


Pat Hauser - Volunteer

Kay Graham - Volunteer