Jeff Winkle named Ohio’s Librarian of the Year

. August 31, 2019.

Findlay’s very own Jeff Winkle has been named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council for making a positive impact on the library profession and for service to the community. For 40 years, Winkle has been encouraging people to read books. Before becoming the director of the Findlay Hancock County Public Library, he operated an independent bookstore and served as director of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. In Hancock County, he spearheaded efforts to improve literacy, including working to launch the Literacy Council of Hancock County in collaboration with local school districts and community partners. He also expanded the library’s adult literacy programming and brought the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Hancock County. The Ohio Library Council will present Winkle with his award on September 25 at the Council’s Convention and Expo in Cincinnati. Congrats Jeff!