Public Library Welcomes New Director

Douglas County Public Library Welcomes Tim DeGhelder as New Library Director
Posted on 06/13/2022
Douglas County Public Library Welcomes Tim DeGhelder as New Library Director

Douglas County Public Library is pleased to welcome Tim DeGhelder as the new Library Director.  He begins in his new role June 13, 2022. 

DeGhelder comes to Douglas County from Paris, TX where he was also Library Director.  His career includes management of Library operations in a variety of capacities not only in Paris, TX, but also in St. Charles City-County Library District, just outside of St. Louis, MO.  

Prior to his role in Paris, TX, DeGhelder spent several years teaching English in Thailand.  “Experiencing the Thai culture and scenic geography was amazing. Thai people have a truly beautiful spirit and lovely culture.  My wife and kids are coming straight from Thailand and have never touched snow before.  I think they will love having four seasons in the beautiful scenery of Douglas County.”

The Library Board Chairperson Heather Martin Maier had this to say about the recruitment and Mr. DeGhelder’s selection, “On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees, this was a very thorough and competitive search, and we are delighted to welcome Mr. DeGhelder to Douglas County where he will undoubtedly be a great asset to our library and our community.”

“It is an honor to be selected as the next Douglas County Library Director and I am enthusiastic about making the Douglas County Public Library a part of the daily lifestyle for Douglas County residents,” said DeGhelder.  “I look forward to partnering with Douglas County community partners to provide greater outreach and services to the County.”