About the Library Director

Meet Leona Darrah, our library director.

I am Leona E. Darrah. I have been the Library Director at Karl Miles LeCompte Memorial Library since October of 2016.  I have been married for over 15 years to a local boy.  We have a son that is a teenager.  I went to college to be an elementary teacher and graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2001.  I home school our son in the morning and work at the library in the afternoon.  I have always loved to read.  I get teased "I can't wait until you finish that book, so I can have your undivided attention." or "How can you read so fast?"  In high school I helped out in the school library with what ever they needed me to do.  Before taking this job I worked at Humeston Public Library for five years.  I started out as a sub, which quickly moved in to clerk, then I was moved up to Assistant Director.