Brief info

Colleen Leddy, director of Stair District Library in Morenci, Michigan, has a strong interest in public programming. She won grants to host the following programs, among others: Libraries Transforming Communities; NASA @ My Library; Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys; Pushing the Limits; Prime Time Family Reading Time; “Picturing New York…in a tiny Midwest town” (ALA Picturing America); eleven Michigan Notable Book authors; and the Smithsonian Institution exhibits, “Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon” and “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.” She hosted the first Human Library east of the Mississippi.

While Director, Stair District Library won the State Librarian’s Excellence Award, 2009; Leddy won the Community Partnership Award, Rural Libraries Conference, Library of Michigan, 2005. She wrote “Programming on a (Long, Colorful) Shoestring” for the ALA Programming Librarian website. Leddy is a Michigan State University graduate with a BA in Social Science, Multi-Disciplinary Program: Pre-Law. She was a copy editor and columnist for the State Line Observer weekly newspaper in Morenci for nearly three decades before it ceased publication in 2020.