PAULDING – Sara Molitor, previously the branch manager of the Payne Branch Library, has been promoted to head of youth services for the main historic Carnegie library in Paulding.
Molitor has been with the library on and off since 1999, hiring in as a teenage page and then a library clerk before she was hired full-time as the manager of the library’s second oldest branch.
A 2013 graduate of Leadership In Action, she follows Anissa Williamson, who has chosen a new career path after serving 16 years with the library.
“Sara will balance our outstanding, award-winning youth services team,” remarked Susan Pieper, library director. “She brings years of experience in managing a branch library where she was responsible for not only the management of the branch collection, but also for programming for youth and adults.”
Molitor says, “I am excited to take this new position of head of youth services. I enjoy working with children of all ages and hope to bring some different ideas to the Paulding County Carnegie Library.”
She has a 10-year-old son, Jayden, and knows firsthand how important reading and access to information is for children.
Molitor, leading an experienced team, will be responsible for administering the department’s many programs, including Battle of the Books, summer reading program, Fall Extravaganza, special events and more.
“I am excited to work with Kirk and Jonne. We are all here for the same goal to ‘create new readers’ and to introduce youth to the joy of books and the library. I am excited to see what our team will do,” she says.
Molitor will also be responsible for collection management of the children’s department, including acquisition, marketing and weeding. And, she plans on providing a more public view of the youth services program via social media marketing.
Molitor was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Wayne Trace High School in 2001. At Vantage Career Center, she studied Early Childhood Education and Desktop Publishing. She is the daughter Harry Molitor Jr. and Robin and granddaughter of Harry Molitor Sr. and the late Dorothy Molitor, Lendell Burk and the late Barbara Burk.
The Paulding County Carnegie Library serves a predominately rural population through the main historic Carnegie library in Paulding; branches in the villages of Antwerp, Oakwood and Payne; and a Bookmobile that travels throughout the county providing library service to communities, head start programs, preschools and assisted living facilities.