About the Library Director

Library Director, Jenny Bledsoe


Hello.  My name is Jenny Bledsoe and I am the Director at the Toledo Public Library.  I began my position in January of 2008.   I enjoyed being the Library Director at the Gladbrook Public Library for eight years prior to coming to the Toledo Library.   I am passionate about library service and enjoy seeing the community utilizing the library for many different purposes.  I am grateful to be in a community where library service is a vital part of life in Toledo and Tama County.

I have been married to my husband Andy for 35 years and we have two wonderful kids and four grandsons.  My interests are many and include; spending time with family and friends, going on hikes, walks and motorcycle rides, going to garage sales, creating something new out of something old, reading and my most recent interests are biking and watercolor painting.  I enjoy listening to audio books on the trek to work and back and the most recent has been, A Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes.  Please stop in anytime and say "hello".

Director, Jenny Bledsoe