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ConnieOur Director is Connie Gerling. She began her duties in January 2010. Connie grew up in Versailles, MO and was employed for 23 years by the Morgan County Library System. She worked her way up from Library Clerk to Library Director during her tenure in Versailles. After moving to Lincoln, NE in 2005, opportunities brought her back to central Missouri in 2008. Connie was anxious to get back in a library setting. When she's not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, bird watching, decorating, family and her Westie, Winston. She loves the small town setting and enjoys working in California.  


Erin Ogg is our Library Clerk/Bookkeeper.  Erin's pictureOriginally from Pennsylvania, she has lived in California for the past few years.  She has two daughters and formerly served in the Missouri National Guard.  We appreciate her efficient work to manage the circulation desk and process new materials.  In addition, she recently taken over the library bookkeeping duties.  She started at the library in July, 2016.


    Heidi Staff PhotoHeidi Porter is our Library Assistant. A native of California, Heidi came back home to join the staff in January 2018. She graduated from Lincoln University in December 2013 with a BSed in Elementary Education. She taught  5th and 6th grade at Oak Ridge Intermediate School in Camdenton and 4th-8th grade math at Asuncion Christian Academy in Asuncion, Paraguay. Heidi brings her fun-loving personality to Preschool Storytime, and her talents and vision to planning and presenting the Summer Reading Program. Heidi also works at the circulation desk. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and numerous pets.                                            


Upcoming Events

"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program

Registration is now open! Programming is available for infants through those entering 8th grade! 

Libraries Rock Registration Promo 

 You won't want to miss out on this Rockin' Program! 

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