Library regulars already know Glatfelter Memorial Library’s newest library manager. She is a familiar face in Spring Grove as she previously served as our interim library manager and as the library’s youth services coordinator. We are delighted to announce that Ellen Helfrick is Glatfelter’s new library manager. She has served as library manager for Collinsville Community Library in Brogue for eight years and will continue in that role in tandem with her new position at Glatfelter.
Like Coming Home
“It is wonderful to have such a warm reception from library staff, friends, volunteers and library members. I am looking forward to meeting the new families that were not using the library when I was here before,” says Ellen. “I want to continue to build on the great customer service, add more programming of interest to the community and continue to partner with other Spring Grove organizations to best serve the families in our area.” The library is a vital community partner and actively works with Spring Grove Parks and Recreation, Spring Grove Area School District, Windy Hill Senior Center and other organizations to enrich the lives of all ages within the community.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Penn State University. She served as the youth services coordinator at Dover Area Community Library in Dover for four years and Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion for six years. Prior to working for York County Libraries, she ran the childcare business, The Playcare Place, in her home for ten years.
18 Years of Library Experience
“She brings 18 years of experience with York County Libraries as a children’s services staff person and library manager to her new position at Glatfelter Memorial Library,” says Debbie Van de Castle, vice president of library relations and administration for York County Libraries. “Ellen has always done a wonderful job building excellent collections, providing first rate programs in the library, and offering a wide variety of outreach programs to meet the needs of the library’s community.”