The Bexley Public Library announced May 12 that Rachel Rubin will step down as library director of Bexley Public Library on June 28.

Rubin leaves library
to take Capital post

The Bexley Public Library announced May 12 that Rachel Rubin will step down as library director of Bexley Public Library on June 28.

She will leave the library to become director of library and information services at Capital University. Under Rubin's tenure, the library has seen an increase in circulation and patron visits, as well as growth in lifelong learning programs.

The library has launched volunteer and outreach programs, started homebound patron services and modernized its infrastructure. In addition, Bexley Public Library joined the Central Library Consortium, expanding the library's catalog of materials from 350,000 items to more than 4.5 million items.

"The Board thanks Dr. Rubin for her exemplary leadership over the past seven years. We intend to build upon that progress as we seek a new director. We wish Dr. Rubin all the best in her new position. Capital University is indeed fortunate to have Dr. Rubin as their new library director, Sam Shamansky, president of the library's board of trustees, said in a press release.

The trustees will appoint an interim director and conduct a national search to replace Rubin.

The community is invited to celebrate with Rubin from 4 to 6 p.m. June 28.

Hydrant flushing
to start next week

The Bexley Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants May 22.

One crew will be assigned to the area south of Main Street; one crew to the area between Main and Broad streets, and one crew to the area north of Broad Street.

Work is anticipated to take one week. A scheduled will be posted and updated daily at bexley.org.

Residents may notice cloudy water for a short time during and after the flushing program. Although it is safe to drink, residents are advised to run the cold water for about two minutes before doing laundry.

For more information, call 614-559-4270.