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Barbara Svoboda is the new manager at the Dakota County Farmington Library.

Svoboda is the new branch manager at the Dakota County Library in Farmington

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There's a new friendly face around the Dakota County Library in Farmington, and it belongs to the new branch manager, Barbara Svoboda.


She's been in Minnesota for just shy of a year. Svoboda and her husband moved from Pennsylvania to Woodbury last July. She's been in the business of books for several years, working at libraries around the country. Svoboda was employed at the Horsham Township Library in Montgomery County, Penn., before they moved to Minnesota.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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