Janette McMahon has been chosen as the new Executive Director for the Fremont County Library System. Prior to her move to Wyoming, she was Director of the West Liberty Public Library for 22 years in her hometown of West Liberty, Iowa.
A quote McMahon said has driven her career in library service is from Ray Bradbury: “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future” She started in library work as a children’s librarian. “I definitely gained new respect for daycare providers, teachers, and library children’s department staff during the short time I did that.”
Now, after many years in libraries, “I’m looking forward to the challenges of the Fremont County Library System and working with the creative staff here. Not to mention the great location!”
In her free time, McMahon enjoys hiking, cycling, reading (particularly historical fiction), and sewing. She also loves to travel with her family, exploring the United States and abroad.