The director of the Palatine Public Library District is retiring later this year, the library announced Tuesday.
Susan Strunk, who has been at the library since July 2007, will retire in August, ending a 26-year career in libraries.
"It has been a privilege to work with the board and staff to serve our residents in Palatine and Hoffman Estates," Struck said in a news release. "It will not be easy to leave this library when August comes around, but I'm ready to see where the next path leads."
During Strunk's tenure the library district conducted several renovations, moved a branch library and invested in technology and digital resources.
"Leading this library has been equal parts fun and rolling up our sleeves," Strunk said.
Before joining the Palatine library she was on staff at public libraries in Downers Grove, Batavia and Naperville.
"The board of library trustees is grateful to Susan Strunk for her outstanding leadership in enhancing the events, services, materials and technology offered to our residents," board President Barbara Illian said. "We will miss her and wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement."
Strunk and her husband are planning to relocate from Palatine to Charleston, SC.
The library board will begin the search for a new director soon, according to the news release.