Gordon Woods / Journal
The Vespasian Warner Pubic Library board recently named Bobbi Perryman new library director. Joan Rhoades retired as director in December after nearly 30 years with the library. Rhoades began as a clerk, earning her masters degree in library science while with the library. Perryman received her masters in library science from the University of Illinois in 2007. She began as a library page in 2000 and then became adult services librarian in 2007. She served as assistant director from 2013-2017. Perryman lives with her husband Sam, son Xavier and daughter Rose.