Library Director: Trever Jayne
Trever is an ADM graduate (class of 95) who, after a fifteen year career in bookselling, decided to return to school and complete his undergraduate education. While earning his degree in English Literature at Grand View University he began working part-time at Adel Public Library and has never looked back. After a brief stint at another metro area library, he became the assistant director at APL in 2015. He was elected as Vice President/President Elect of the Iowa Small Library Association in the fall of 2019 and earned his endorsement in Library Management from the State Library of Iowa in early 2020. He has been the director at APL since the retirement of longtime librarian Paula James in December of 2020. Outside of the library Trever is a former foster-parent and single father to four adopted children. With three of his children now grown, his house is relatively quiet with only his 13-year-old son, their dog, and two cats at home. When not at work, Trever can likely be found on his front porch drinking tea and reading a book while avoiding housework.