The Hays Public Library has hired Sara Schoenthaler to serve as the Early Literacy Coordinator. This position will organize storytimes and other early childhood literacy efforts.

Schoenthaler, originally from Hays, is a graduate of Hays High School and Wichita State University. She will receive her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Emporia State in May.

As a graduate student, Schoenthaler created a Literacy Adventure Kit, which is intended to be an at-home reading education activity for parents to use with their children. She worked at the library at Emporia High School and the Emporia Public Library.

Schoenthaler began working at the Hays Public Library on Wednesday.