News Release: Champaign Library Director Announces Retirement

Library Director Marsha Grove has notified the Library Board of Trustees of her plans to retire effective January 30, 2016. On making her announcement, Ms. Grove said, “It has been a privilege and honor to be the Library Director at the Champaign Public Library since 2003. Through the planning and opening of the amazing new Main Library and the wonderful renovation of the Douglass Branch, my biggest thrill has been seeing the public embrace and use public library services in record numbers. I’m grateful for the support of the City Council, Library Board, Foundation Board, Friends of the Library, and community members. As I move forward, I am confident and proud to leave the library in the hands of a talented and dedicated library staff.”

Martin Wolske, president of the Library Board of Trustees, added, “Thanks to her leadership, Champaign enjoys one of America’s Star libraries that is heavily used and beloved by our community. The Library Board will now begin planning the search for a new Director who can build from this strong foundation to assure we continue to develop as a world-class public library that reflects the development of our world-class community.”

The Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on June 26, 2015 to consider details related to Ms. Grove’s retirement.

Contact: Martin Wolske, President
Library Board of Trustees

Marsha Grove, Library Director