Amanda Barnhart is the Branch Manager for the Northeast Kansas City Public Library. She started at the Northeast library at 16 years old shelving books. As a teen, she used the library on a regular basis. She said working at the library is a niche she truly loves and has enjoyed seeing the community grow up through the years.
Since becoming Branch Manager in May of 2018, she said she has spent time observing how people actively use the library and how the current library structure in place works in serving the community. She hopes to build upon this and expand services to the community through her role as Branch Manager.
“I love working with the community and seeing them become empowered and create opportunities for themselves by seeking out information for themselves, I think that’s what I really find rewarding in this line of work.”