New director appointed to Galesburg library

The Galesburg Public Library has a new director.

Noelle Thompson was approved unanimously by the library’s Board of Trustees unanimously and will take over the role effective August 5th.

Thompson is a Galesburg native, graduating from Galesburg High School before attending Carl Sandburg College and Monmouth College where she got her Bachelor of Arts in English before continuing her education at Rutgers — where she got her Masters in Information.

She grew up being active with the Performing Arts Academy and Prairie Players Civic Theater. She also spent some time teaching English in Korea.

She has served as director of Leid Scottsbluff Public Library in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, since 2016.

Thompson says, “I am proud of my hometown and believe in the impact the library has on establishing and reinforcing the values that keep Galesburg strong and vibrant.”

Members of the community are invited to a meet and greet at the library lobby on Thursday, August 8th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to meet Thompson.

“GALESBURG’S EVENING NEWS” WILL HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH THOMPSON FRIDAY AT 5PM ON WGIL, WGIL.COM, AND WGIL ON THE TUNEIN RADIO APP.