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ABOUT

Establishment

The Ionia Community Library (ICL) is a district library that was incorporated in 2004 to serve the citizens of the City of Ionia and Easton Township and the residents of the Ionia Public School District.

The ICL is a member of the Ionia County Library Association and shares a county-wide millage with the other five member libraries.  

Mission

The mission of the Ionia Community Library is to provide 21st century library services by a knowledgeable and caring staff in a facility that meets the needs of all community residents.

Vision

Facility

A transition into an accessible and up-to-date library that allows us to provide 21st century services that meet the needs of all of our community members

Staff

Providing a welcoming staff that is well-trained, knowledgeable, professional, approachable and responsive to community needs

Services

Offering a wide variety of services reflective of our community’s current and future needs to support the efforts of local educational, governmental and civic groups to collaborate and communicate on a global basis

Events

Enriching the lives of our residents with diverse programming that is appealing to all ages

Strategic Plan

The Ionia Community Library Strategic Planning Committee shall work on the premise that the overarching goal of the organization is to advocate for a NEW LOCATION or AN EXPANDED existing building that will be able to provide the community with the 21st century library services that it deserves.

Organizational Values Statement

The Ionia Community Library believes in the following core values:

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Leadership

  • Respecting diversity

  • Intellectual Freedom

  • Open Access to Information

  • Collaborative Sharing of Resources

  • Responsiveness to Community Needs

  • Inspiring culture

ICL Staff

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Dale Parus

Director

616.527.3680 ext. 104

daleparus.icl@gmail.com

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Denise Hoag

Community Services Team

616527.3680 

denisehoag.icl@gmail.com

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Paula Wood

Manager of Library Operations

616.527.3680 ext. 107

paulawood.icl@gmail.com

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Kathleen Brown

Material Processor

616527.3680 ext. 103

kathybrown.icl@gmail.com

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Shanni Kerr

Community Services Team Leader  - Adult/Teen Services

616527.3680 ext. 106

shannikerr.icl@gmail.com

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Julianne Klumpp

Community Services Team

Youth Services

616527.3680 ext. 105

 julianneklumpp.icl@gmail.com

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Charlotte Bajema
Amber Campbell
Karen Johnson
Deborah Walkington
(names are in order right to left & back to front)
Not pictured:
Rachel Kent
Kari McCloud

Collette Wheelock

Circulation Assistant
616527.3680 ext. 101 or 102

circdesk.icl@gmail.com

Circulation Assistants

616527.3680 ext. 101 or 102

circdesk.icl@gmail.com

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Robert Kuhtz
 

Building & Grounds Maintenance

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Todd Arens
 

Custodian

Building & Grounds Maintenance

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