Ellen Ritchie was born and raised in North Texas. She was a bookworm from the time she learned to read, and started volunteering in libraries at age 9. After graduating from Texas Tech with a BA in History, it made sense to turn a lifelong love for books, reading and libraries into a career. She started working as a circulation clerk in a public library, and earned a MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas. After 9 years at the library in Sachse, Texas, she joined the team at the John Ed Keeter Public Library in Saginaw as Library Director in 2015.
At the Library, Ellen supervises the staff, handles administrative tasks, chooses new books for adults, plans programs for adults and families, runs the book club, serves on the board of the North Texas Library Consortium (our network of 14 area libraries), interacts with the Library Board and the Saginaw Library Boosters, troubleshoots problems, plans for the future, and is always looking for ways to improve library service.
When not working (or reading), she loves movies, baseball, coffee, Texas history, art, cooking, and spending time with family. She makes her home in Saginaw and loves being a part of this community.