Scott Bonner has been the Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Missouri since July 1, 2014. He has been a professional librarian for 9 years with a strong focus on serving the community. Before entering library work, Bonner worked in mental health, working with kids and teens. He received his master’s degree in library science from University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou). He is married with 4 kids, ranging from 10 years old to just-turned-1.
Barely a month into his directorship, events in Ferguson put his community in the national spotlight. While businesses closed and the start of the school year was delayed, Scott kept his library open. It became a refuge for the community, serving as a gathering place for students while local schools were closed.
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