Kristi Kristi LearLibrary DirectorI grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa – one of the Quad Cities. When I was young, I loved to read and write. The first book I ever read by myself was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. My love of reading and writing only grew stronger as I got older. I spent a lot of time in my school library as well as the public library. This love of reading and literature led me to Augustana College where I double majored in English and Religion with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.I moved to central Illinois with my family in 2010. With the support and encouragement of my family, I decided to go back to school so that I could pursue my dream of working in a library. I earned my master’s degree from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. As director, I look forward to making sure that the Auburn Public Library meets and exceeds the information needs of the Auburn community.