Lezlie Barry is the Director of the Maynard Community Library. Lezlie started on October 1, 1998. She started at the library when the library only had one computer that was shared with staff and the public. At that time, if someone was on the computer, the staff couldn't use the phone and had to wait for the computer to be open. In June 2017, the Maynard Library opened a new building. The building has a meeting room, plenty of storage and the library. The library space is 2 1/2 times bigger that the old library building. Lezlie has worked with her Library Board, Architect, General Contractor and many volunteers on the project. Through the years, Lezlie has become a certified Public Librarian in the State of Iowa. Every three years, Lezlie renews her certification by attending classes. Lezlie has also succeeded with the library reaching accreditation. Lezlie has also worked at the Westgate, Wadena and currently the Arlington Libraries.
Away from the library, Lezlie likes spending time with her family. Lezlie has 2 daughters that are in college and 2 cats. She enjoys puzzles, scrapbooking, shopping and sporting events.