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Meet the Director
Director Alexa EcclesWelcome! - New Library Director Alexa Eccles jumped right into work at the Lewiston Library when she began on July 2, 2012.  The Lewiston Library’s Revitalization project is a big reason she took the position and considers it a chance of a lifetime to help shape service and open a revitalized library.

Ms. Eccles says, “When we open the doors of the new library, I guarantee it will be an event the entire community will be proud of and I can’t imagine anything more fun, energizing or positive than watching the people of Lewiston explore their new library.  I am thrilled to play a part. ”  

Experience - Ms. Eccles comes to Lewiston with 22 years of public library experience and says she plans to listen and learn a great deal over the next year.  She began her career as a Page shelving books in 1990 at the Vancouver Community Library.     Additional library jobs have included Library Assistant, Circulation Supervisor, and Information Services Librarian with the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System (Vancouver, WA) and Community Librarian, Managing Librarian, and Outreach Services Librarian with the Pierce County Library System (Tacoma).

Alexa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Wisconsin.

Family - Alexa Eccles and her husband Jay have three children ranging in ages from teen to preschooler.  Living in Southwest Washington (1980-2005) the family enjoyed the proximity to the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood.  While in the South Puget Sound (2006-2011) the beauty of Capital Forest and Mount Rainier held them captive.  Now residing in the Lewis and Clark Valley, the family plans to enjoy exploring and discovering Northern Idaho.

“Bringing an active family to the area, my husband, children and I are really looking forward to discovering the outdoor beauty of northern Idaho.”  

Favorite Reads - Alexa’s reading interests vary depending on mood, but she can often be seen enjoying a new biography, historical fiction or children’s and teen literature.