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About the Library Staff

Meet the Library Staff

Alethea La Mar is our library director.  Before coming to the library she worked as a financial manager.  She is an active member of the Morning Sun Centenary United Methodist Church where she serves as a Lay Leader, Treasurer of the United Methodist Women, and assists with the Community Clothes Closet.  Alethea is involved in many community organizations like the Lioness Club.  She has two children and four grandchildren who she cherishes deeply.  She is open to suggestions about the library from the public.



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Amie Herrick has lived in Morning Sun her whole life.  Her and her husband, Adam, have decided to settle down here in Monring Sun. In January of 2014, Amie and Adam welcomed their first child Conner Reed Herrick.  Amie graduated from Southeastern Community College with an Office Administrative Assistant Degree.  Amie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and reading. 


Jolene Strawhacker works on Saturdays.  She has lived in Morning Sun her whole life.  She works full time in Wapello at Community Bank.  She enjoys filling in part time here and visiting with the patrons.


Patricia Hamann is a part time employee. She has lived in Morning Sun her whole life.  She is married and has two children and three grandchildren.  Patricia volunteers two mornings a week at the elementary school.  She enjoys walking, quilting, and especially reading.  She says, "working at the library has been very rewarding."


Sue Bryant works part-time. She is married, has one son and one grandchild.  Her hobbies include reading, gardening, and traveling.  She love seeing people use the library so working here is joy for her!