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Linda Eldred, Library Director


Linda K. Eldred, our library director is originally from northern Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids after graduating from Ellsworth Junior College.  She has been working in libraries since she graduated from high school in 1968.  She worked at the Cedar Rapids Public Library for four years, then substituted in the Springville School system in the library, as well as other areas.  She joined the Springville Memorial Library in 1999.  Linda enjoys quilting, sewing, and of course reading.  Her family has always been involved with libraries and it is a big part of their lives.






Melanie Vaughn, Office Manager Melanie Vaughn is our Office Manager. She is a lifelong Springville resident. She graduated from Springville High School and took courses at Kirkwood Community College. Melanie has loved libraries as long as she can remember, and recalls racing down the elementary hallways to be the first one in her class to get books. Melanie’s hobbies include reading (even when it’s past her bedtime), singing, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog.


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