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Brenda Mills has been named Halifax County’s new library system director.


She replaces Ginny Orvedahl, the long-time library director who is retiring after 28 years with Halifax County.

Mills was selected from a qualified pool of applicants and emerged as the top candidate after a rigorous interview and selection process.

Mills is already a Halifax County employee. She has spent the last nine years as a senior branch librarian at Scotland Neck Memorial Library.

She will lead the county’s system of five library branches located in Littleton, Weldon, Enfield, Scotland Neck, and Halifax.

Mills obtained her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from UNC-Wilmington and obtained her master’s degree in library and information sciences from North Carolina Central University with a 4.0 GPA.

Mills is also a certified North Carolina Public Librarian.

Halifax County Manager,Tony Brown was pleased with the selection of Mills. “I look forward to working with Ms. Mills and am excited to see how she leads the library system into the future.”

Her first day in her new position is July 1.

Mills is already a resident of Halifax County, residing in Scotland Neck. “I am both proud and excited to have been promoted and to join a professional and dedicated team of Halifax County department heads.”