Orange County Library director Brenda Stephens has announced she will retire from her position on Nov. 1.
Stephens began her library career in Orange County more than 30 years ago, driving the bookmobile. She has served as library director since 1993, when the library system moved under Orange County government. In addition, Stephens has served as the regional director for the Hyconeechee Regional Library System governing Caswell, Orange and Person counties.
With a new library slated to open in the spring, the search for a new director will start immediately.