Posted December 14, 2021

GPPL Hires New Assistant Director

Darlene Hellenberg New Library Asst. Director

Darlene Hellenberg joined the Grosse Pointe Public Library as the Assistant Director. Hellenberg replaced Peggy Kitchel who retired the end of October and is located at the Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave.

“Darlene’s commitment to customer service and her dedication to engaging with staff and the community are just two of her strengths,” said Jessica Keyser, Library Director. “I had the opportunity to work with her when she was a Librarian at the Ferndale Public Library.”

A graduate of the Michigan Library Association Leadership Academy, Hellenberg earned her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Central Michigan University.

A resident of Warren, Hellenberg grew up in Ferndale. She started working as a Page at the Ferndale Library when she was in high school and then got a job at the Circulation Desk after college. “That’s when I found out how much you can contribute to your community through the library,” said Hellenberg. “It’s a great way to connect with people.” She said she’s looking forward to finding her niche and getting to know everyone.

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