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About

Our mission is to inspire learners, enrich lives, and empower our community.

Portage District Library is supported by a millage paid by tax payers in the City of Portage and Portage Public School District. The Library is governed by an elected board and run by nearly fifty full and part-time employees. They are assisted by many volunteers from the community.

PDL strives to:

  • Optimize access to resources for information, education, and entertainment
  • Be a safe, welcoming, inclusive destination for families and individuals
  • Be a leader in strengthening our community
  • Be a community center to experience and explore local arts and culture

Library Director

Library Director

Christy Klien

The Library’s Director is Christy Klien. She has been employed at the library since 1996. Christy began her career in Youth Services and has been on the library’s management team the majority of her time here. She became the Director in 2013.

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Administrative Staff

Lawrence Kapture

Head of Adult Services
Start Date: July 2004
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Laura Wright

Head of Youth Services
Start Date: May 2000
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Jill Austin

Circulation Supervisor, Friends of the Library Liaison
Start Date: September 1988
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Colin Whitehurst

Marketing Manager
Start Date: April 2016
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Abigail Pylar

Head of Technical Services
Start Date: July 2015
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Quyen Edwards

Assistant to the Director, Board Secretary
Start Date: January 2009
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Robert Foti

Business Manager
Start Date: April 2004
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Rolfe Behrje

Library Systems Administrator
Start Date: October 1994
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Doran LeFaive

Facilities Manager
Start Date: September 2019
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Annual Reports

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

PDF: 2018-2020 Strategic Plan