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New library director begins work in Carol Stream

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  • New Carol Stream Library Director Susan Westgate, whose first day was Monday, says she wants to change the negative perception some may have of the library.

       New Carol Stream Library Director Susan Westgate, whose first day was Monday, says she wants to change the negative perception some may have of the library.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • New Carol Stream Library Director Susan Westgate, whose first day was Monday, says she wants to change the negative perception some may have of the library.

       New Carol Stream Library Director Susan Westgate, whose first day was Monday, says she wants to change the negative perception some may have of the library.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Carol Stream Public Library employee Amanda Gardner talks with new library Director Susan Westgate on Westgate's first day Monday.

       Carol Stream Public Library employee Amanda Gardner talks with new library Director Susan Westgate on Westgate's first day Monday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

The carol stream public library recently turned 50, but it's likely the past six months have been among its most tumultuous. in that time, the sharply divided library board of trustees fired its director, put a 7.5-acre vacant piece of land once intended for a new library on the market, and censured a longtime trustee. it's quite a time for susan westgate to start her new job.

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