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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015 THE OAKWOOD REGISTER Vol. 24, No. 47 November 25, 2015 www.oakwoodregister.com 18kt Diamond and Tanzanite – December's Modern Birthstone. 18kt Diamond and Blue Zircon – December's Traditional Birthstone Hale named new director of Wright Memorial Public Library Board taps Woodbourne Library manager for Oakwood post Kristi Hale, manager of W a s h i n g t o n - C e n t e r v i l l e ' s Woodbourne Library, has been selected by the Wright Library Board of Trustees as the new director of Wright Memorial Public Library in Oakwood. Hale is expected start her new position at the library on Jan. 19; she replaces Travis Bautz who resigned earlier this year. With seven years of experience in library management, the board said Hale has expertise in library operations, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff supervi- sion, collection development and grant writing. One of her greatest accomplish- ments was securing two American Library Association/FINRA Smart Investing grants to provide finan- cial literacy education for over 90,000 children and families in the Dayton and Springfield area. "This is a very exciting time in the history of Wright Library," Hale said. "When I met with staff and the board during the interview process, it was clear that we hold a similar vision for the future of Wright Library, and I look for- ward to helping make that shared vision a reality." Hale's background also includes nonprofit leadership, as former executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tuscarawas County and program coordinator and case manager for Mentors for Families in New Philadelphia, Ohio. "We are delighted to welcome Kristi Hale to Wright Library. Kristi has more than 12 years of experience in a Library Journal Four Star Library and brings a strong background in library man- agement and construction and ren- ovation projects. She also plans to strengthen our existing collab- orations with Oakwood schools, the City of Oakwood and commu- nity organizations," said Lu Ann Stanley, president of the Wright Library Board. Hale holds a master's degree in library and information science and a bachelor of arts in philoso- phy from Kent State University. She grew up in northeast Ohio, and has lived in Centerville for the past 14 years with her hus- band and four children. She enjoys nature walks, reading, cooking and traveling. Kristi Hale The 'Wright' idea A patch of warm sunlight and a scattering of autumn leaves beckon two-year-old Ally Kichline as she plays on the hillside in the front lawn of Hawthorn Hill, the landmark Wright family mansion in Oakwood. Depending on the weather, Ally may be back in a month or two with her sled. This Week! Oakwood Community Center Winter/Fall 2016 Brochure

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