Pamela Tuller, formerly assistant director at the library, took the next step in her career on Aug. 1, when she was named director by Library Systems & Services, which operates the Finney County Public Library on behalf of the Finney County Library Board.
The library serves more than 40,000 citizens in southwest Kansas. Since 2012, it has been home to a certified year-round Nature Explore Classroom. The facility also is designated a “Family Place” library, or a community center for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. Tuller’s focus in youth development at the library has led her to create new summer reading events and programs, in addition to clubs such as the Lego Club. She also played a supplementary role in the development of the library’s Anime Club.
She recently planned and coordinated Finney County’s first ever “Touch-a-Truck” event in July, which drew more than 1,500 attendees and featured more than 30 service vehicles, including a LifeTeam helicopter and an ambulance.
Tuller said that event was organized as part of 2017′s summer reading program theme, “Building a Better World.”
“We were talking about construction and architecture and community service — everything that makes the world better, so I thought it would be fun to get all these different kinds of recreational and service and different vehicles together so kids could get up close to them, see them and ask about them,” Tuller said, adding that other featured vehicles included a trash truck and a SWAT truck.
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