Kim Manning is the Library's current Director and has been the Director since 2007. Kim is a graduate of Prairie Community High School in Gowrie, Iowa. Kim also holds an Elementary Education Degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA. Kim's philosophy is that libraries need to be a friendly place where the citizens of Hampton and Franklin County can go to get the latest books and information. A library should also promote reading to children with various programs through out the year as well as the most distinguished contributions to children's literature added to the collection.