The new director of the Davenport Public Library will be introduced to the community at a reception in April.

The public is invited to meet Kenneth Wayne Thompson from 4-6:30 p.m. April 11 at the Fairmount Branch Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport. Staff, library board members and Friends of the Davenport Public Library also will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

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Thompson starts as library director on April 8. He previously was a branch manager in the Atlanta Fulton Library System in Atlanta, Ga. He follows in the steps of LaWanda Roudebush, who retired at the end of January.