ILWACO - The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will host public open houses in Pacific, Grays Harbor and Mason counties to welcome new Director Jodi Reng.

In Pacific County, the open houses will be:

Friday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon at the South Bend Timberland Library at 1st and Pacific.

Friday, Dec. 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ilwaco Timberland Library at 158 1st Ave N.

Reng began work on Nov. 3. She most recently served as director of the Plum Creek Library System in southwestern Minnesota, a regional system of 26 libraries in nine counties. She has 18 years of library experience - 16 in public libraries (13 as director in multi-branch library systems) and two in a school library. Her prior library positions were all located in Washington state.

She holds a master's in library science from the University of Washington and certificates in teaching and school media from Eastern Washington University.

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