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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


Ron Swanson - Library Assistant

Ron has been working at the library since 2013. He stays busy helping with cataloging and working at the Circulation Desk. He enjoys reading CJ Box, Joseph Heywood, and too many other authors to mention!


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. 


Pat Hauser - Volunteer

Kay Graham - Volunteer