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Bloomfield Library welcomes new director

A library is a place where people are happy to be and employees are happy to work.

Margo Prak has an idea why.

“It’s fun, it’s enjoyable and it’s educational,” said Prak, who is happy to be at the Bloomfield Public Library.

Prak takes over as director of the library, succeeding Diana Thorn, who has accepted a position as treasurer with the Ontario County Soil and Water District. A search was started almost immediately after Thorn decided to leave, said Francis Coleman, who is president of the library board of directors.

Prak, who started on the job April 1, comes from the Red Jacket Community Library and is highly recommended, Coleman said.

“She liked us and we liked her,” Coleman said. “We believe we have landed on our feet and are aimed to the future.”

The change in directors comes nearly a year after voters overwhelmingly approved a change in the way the library operates.

As a result of the successful vote last June, a board of trustees was created to govern the library and all properties in the Bloomfield school district are taxed at the same rate. Those residents also now vote on a library budget.

Thorn was among those leading the way and did a “wonderful job” in seeing the library through this process, Coleman said.

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