STANFORD — The Lincoln County Public Library is beginning a new chapter with a new director.
Amanda Gearhart took over as library director June 4. As a transplant from Western Pennsylvania who moved to Stanford two days before starting her new job, she's still getting her bearings, but said she already likes it in Lincoln County.
Gearhart said she's been pleasantly surprised to see how much the library is already being used. Libraries often get busy in the summer once their summer reading programs start up, but Lincoln's library is already busy even before its summer reading program begins, she said.
Before moving to Kentucky, Gearhart was director of Kittanning Public Library in Pennsylvania for six years. While at the Kittanning library, she automated its circulation system, remodeled the children's section and oversaw increased children's programming using grant funding.
"I've planned a lot of programs in my time," she said.