Rumsey named new director of Dormann Library

Rumsey is a longtime Bath resident and Haverling High School graduate

Staff reports
LeighAnn Rumsey

BATH — When one story ends, a new one begins. The Dormann Library knows that well. It has seen a lot of change over its history - a new building, new technology, new partnerships - and it continues to keep evolving.

This summer, the Dormann Library said good-bye to Carol Berry in the role of the Director of the library. Berry had held that position for 17 years and helped the library with developing access to public computers and Wi-Fi, adding the Chapters Cafe, and overseeing the addition of our new musical playground. She is off to new challenges and left with much appreciation and respect for her work in getting the Dormann Library to where it is now.

Now, a new chapter in the story of the Dormann Library begins. At their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 20, the Dormann Library Board of Trustees officially appointed LeighAnn Rumsey as the library's new Director.

Rumsey is a longtime Bath resident and Haverling High School graduate. Rumsey and her family have long been a part of the local community and she is currently serving as the Vice President of the Haverling Alumni Association. 

Rumsey has a Masters in Library Science from Mansfield University and her Bachelors in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo.

"LeighAnn brings not only experience in public and school library systems, but also commitment of community service and passion for the greater Bath region," Board President Laura Bronson said. "Her combination of experience and community service is exactly what the Board of Trustees were looking for when selecting a new leader for the future."

Rumsey is excited to renew old partnerships and forging new relationships as she settles into her position. As a forward thinking director, Rumsey has made it her goal to take the library to the next level and make the community proud. 

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