Meet our new director Jennifer Ryder!

Jennifer Ryder is honored to be the new Library Director at the Western District Library. She earned her Master’s Degree in Information and Library Sciences from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and has worked in public libraries in the Pacific Northwest for the last 8 years. As a native of the Midwest but new to Orion, Jennifer is excited to work with local communities, the library board, and library staff to provide excellent library services.


“The public library is an extraordinary place for all users to explore, build community, and engage in life-long learning. As the new director, my goal is to sustain and improve the library's resources and services for the public while responding to the needs of the community. I am very excited for this opportunity, and look forward to meeting and working with our library residents.”

Magician Mark Yeager

Georgia with the winner of the Blind Date with a Book drawing

Miss Mary with a Llama

Dog Dusty and friends

"Lincoln-Douglas Debate"

Scarecrow Contest Entry

Petting Zoo

We are glad the Cat in the Hat came back!