SARATOGA SPRINGS — The City of Saratoga Springs Public Library has selected Melissa Grygla as its new library director. Grygla began service with the City on July 1.

Grygla is taking the place of Sue Alexander, who served as director on a volunteer basis.

“I’m very excited to work with the Saratoga Springs Public Library,” said Grygla. “The library is still new and I was drawn to the fact that the library has such strong volunteer support and was able to secure funding even during a down economy.”

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Grygla holds a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University, specializing in public libraries, and a bachelor’s degree from California State University Chico in liberal studies with a minor in environmental science.

Grygla has worked for the past six years as a reference librarian and circulation supervisor for the Tehama County, Calif., Library.

“Melissa is a great addition to our library staff,” said City Manager Mark Christensen. “We wanted someone who could come in and build on the great programs and services our library offers and feel we have found that person with Melissa.”