New Director Hired at Burlington Branch Library

JennyPic1The Coffey County Library is proud to announce Jennifer Tatman as the new director for the Burlington Branch. Tatman grew up in Lebo, Ks. She and her husband, Adam, recently moved back to the area from Manhattan, Ks where she was previously employed at Kansas State University.

Tatman earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State, and a master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University. She has previous library experience working at the Lawrence Public Library and the Junction City Public Library.

“I am so excited to start working at the Burlington Library,” said Tatman. “I grew up in the area, and I know many people who live in Coffey County, so for me it is like coming home.”

Tatman is enthusiastic to work with library staff in engaging the community and providing valuable resources, services, and programming. “The Burlington Branch does a great job providing valuable services to the community, and I hope to work with library staff to continue to grow and improve upon this,” said Tatman.

Coffey County Administrator, Brandon Hines, mentioned, “Jennifer’s background in communication, libraries, and her other professional experiences will help her successfully lead the Burlington Branch Library in strengthening its role as a source of discovery and engagement for all ages.”

One of the first tasks for Tatman will be to jump on-board to help with the Summer Reading Program. Branch staff members are putting the finishing touches on planning and will kick off the summer with a big opening celebration May 27th at 1:30. Registration for the program is open now at

To help introduce Tatman, the library will host a meet and greet May 28th from 4:00-5:00 in the Burlington Branch Activity Room. Everyone is invited to visit with Tatman and other library staff and enjoy refreshments.

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