Michael Strong will serve as the new branch manager for DeKalb County’s Stonecrest Library branch.
Strong, who has been with the DeKalb County Library system for more than 30 years, will succeed Lylah Lockridge. Strong, a Decatur native, has served as manager of the Covington branch, for the past two years.
Acting manager, Amanda Lindsay, said Strong would begin his role as branch manager in the new year.
“My passion is working with the community. I like turning strangers into neighbors and neighbors into communities. I want patrons to realize that this is their library and we are here to serve and help them,” said Strong.
“We are super excited about Michael Strong joining us at Stonecrest. I think he is a great fit for the community and that his experience and knowledge will benefit us tremendously,” said Lindsay.
The public is invited to welcome Strong at a reception hosted by The Friends of Stonecrest Library on Monday, Jan. 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to attend and registration is encouraged. To register, go online to Friends of Stonecrest Library email@example.com.