NBH-Jan-14-528x674The Board of Trustees of the Zion-Benton Public Library announces that library director Nann Blaine Hilyard will retire on June 30, 2014.

Hilyard has served in the position since January, 2003.  She has been a public library administrator since 1975 with posts in six libraries in five states.  She is the sixth director in the Zion library’s 77-year history.

During her tenure the library has become recognized as a community center for the three municipalities that it serves.  She has introduced programs and resources to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse population.   She credits the library staff for their creativity and dedication.

The Board of Trustees will conduct the process to choose the next library director.