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About the Library Director

Meet our Library Director, Arlene Chappell

Arlene and her husband, Ed, relocated to Delhi, Iowa from northeastern Oklahoma. Arlene taught 4th grade in the elementary school and gained a greater appreciation for libraries when it came to teaching students how to use a library to do research projects. Since moving to Iowa she has been active substitute teaching in the Monticello, West Delaware, and Maquoketa Valley School districts. 

She and her husband have four children and 19 grandchildren that are these grandparent's pride and joy! 

When not working in the library, Arlene enjoys spending time with her family, doing decorative painting on wood, and decorating (inside and out) her home. She also enjoys feeding the wildlife that frequents their home and, of course, reading books. Her list of favorite authors continues to grow especially now that she has access to so many new books!

Arlene looks forward to continuing to provide the community a library they can be proud of. Feel free to stop in the library and make suggestions on books, activities, and other things you would like to see the library become involved in.