Library Director

Bethany Peat took over as the library director January 18,2022. She grew up a military brat and would be happy to share stories of life in other states and countries. Bethany graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA in May of 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education.  She spent 15 years teaching (preschool, as a missionary teacher, and substituting) before joining the Sioux Rapids Memorial Library as its director.  She has a side business selling art and editing novels.  She enjoys reading, music, art, movies, and theatre.


Bethany welcomes volunteers and hopes to help make Sioux Rapids Memorial Library a great place to learn, play, and read.  She welcomes feedback and suggestions so that she can provide the best customer service and programming for library patrons.