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March 24, 2022


LOUD LIBRARIANS LEAD! March 2022: Redfield's Library School

With Sarah Jones-Lutter (Library Director) and Amanda Evans (Children's Librarian) from the Redfield Carnegie Library

View our discussion on running programs for children that help build preliteracy skills and school readiness. Sarah and Amanda reflect on the Redfield Carnegie Library’s long established library school.

Smiling woman dressed in blue calico 1800s dress and bonnet in parade. Sarah Jones-Lutter.
My name is Sarah Jones-Lutter, and I have been the Library Director at the Redfield Carnegie Library for 4 years. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to South Dakota after receiving my MLS from the University of Maryland in 2016. I met my husband through an online dating app, which is how I ended up being a librarian in Redfield, South Dakota. Formerly a big city girl, I now live on a hobby farm outside of Redfield with my husband, three daughters, three cats, two dogs, two goats, six guineas, nine chickens, and two horses. I enjoy spending time doing yoga, baking bread, and playing the cello.
Smiling woman in cardigan with hands on hips. Amanda Evans.
My name is Amanda Evans. I was raised on a farm near Frankfort, SD about 15 miles east of Redfield. I graduated from Redfield High School in 2002. I married Dominic Evans, who is also a graduate of Redfield. We have 4 children: Katryn (12), Spencer (9), Kyler (5), and Ryker (2). We keep busy with many sporting activities throughout the different seasons. Dominic and I are involved in several local organizations to help our small-town communities. We enjoy going out to visit my family’s farm whenever possible. I have been involved with library school and the summer reading program for almost 10 years.

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