Tricounty News

Asfeld to manage Annandale library

The new Branch Manager of the Annandale Area Public Library will be a familiar face to library patrons who have visited the Kimball Public Library. Carla Asfeld, who has managed the Kimball Public Library since 1996, will manage both Kimball and Annandale libraries effective April 30. Her first day working at the Annandale location will be May 5. The Annandale and Kimball libraries are both part of the 32-branch Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system. Asfeld will take over from long-term Annandale manager Sandy Otto, who is retiring from library work after nearly 33 years. Asfeld is a native of the area. She is originally from Watkins and taught in St. Anthony's Elementary School in Watkins before becoming the Kimball branch manager. Since then, she has established a high level of rapport with the local community and Library Friends group, according to her supervisor, Mic Golden, GRRL Collection Development Coordinator. "Carla's been successful in Kimball and I'm sure she will be successful in Annandale," Golden said.