There will be a special reception for retiring librarian Judy Clevenger on August 30 at Farmers Bank from 6-8pm.

Clevenger has worked at the library for over 41 years, but stated that her health and mobility will not sustain the challenges facing the library system.

“I think it is time for new leadership,” said Clevenger. “I think it is time for new leadership and new energy to meet those needs.”

Renee Myers was approved by the board and her name will be submitted to County Judge David Hudson for final approval. If approved by the County Judge, Myers will start work in Greenwood on Sept. 1.

Myers beat out eight other applicants to get the Regional Library Director’s job.

Currently Myers lives in Sallisaw and works in Muskogee Oklahoma. Renee worked in Greenwood while she worked on her Master’s in Library Science Degree.

Clevenger announced in May that she will be retiring.

“It is with mixed emotions that I take this opportunity to inform the Regional and County Library Boards that I plan to retire,” said Clevenger back in May. “I am making this announcement early so that the boards have time to conduct a search for my replacement. I think it is time for new leadership,” said Clevenger. “I think it is time for new leadership and new energy to meet those needs.”