Following a thorough, board-level review of the circumstances surrounding the departure of Esmeralda (Esmie) Rodgers from the staff at the Culver-Union Township Public Library (CUTPL), Interim Director Cathy Thomas has extended an offer to Ms. Rodgers to rejoin the CUTPL staff.  Esmie has agreed to rejoin the staff effective this Wednesday, October 11th.

Karen Boland, president of the CUTPL board of trustees says: “On behalf of the entire board I would like to say we are very happy to welcome Esmie back.  We are confident she will do an outstanding job and bring our Youth Services programming back to our best-in-class standard.”

Esmie will manage Youth Services at Culver-Union Township Public Library with responsibility for managing the daily operations and staff.  The responsibilities include programming and outreach to youth, reader advisory, and maintaining a friendly and relevant environment in the department.

Boland will shortly be announcing an Open House event at the Culver Library in November.  At that event, all will be welcome to tour the library, meet with our staff and trustees, and learn about their plans for future library events and services.

About Culver-Union Township Public Library: 

Culver, Indiana’s public library was established in 1915 with funds from steel magnate and global philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Today, CUTPL offers a welcoming environment, engaging programs and events, a browse-able all-ages collection, a public computer lab, access to digital resources, meeting space, and a Local History and genealogy collection that focuses on the Culver community.  We strive to be the community’s vibrant, forward-thinking hub for activity, access, and engagement.