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Kenai library nominated for national award

...demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding levels of community outreach. Kenai Library Director Mary Jo Joiner said being nominated for such a prestigious award is an honor. "I am thrilled Sen. Murkowski included...
Kenai library racks up five-figure fines in lost materials

Kenai Community Library Director Mary Jo Joiner is so frustrated every time it happens she can explain her anger best in a medieval curse: "For him that stealeth...
Small Nebraska library takes innovative approach

...entertainment and social hub of the community."We've done movie night all winter. It has become very popular," says library director Danielle Burns, who has, with her teen board, board of directors and "Friends of the Library," created other...
A library is so much more than books

...title, I'm buying the book, the audiobook, the DVD or the e-book and the e-audio," said Mary Jo Joiner, Library Director at Kenai's library. "We're talking about buying the same title four, maybe five different ways." If you...
Librarian fired after 28 years, locals protest

...council for the surprise termination of Soldotna Public Library director Terri Burdick. Several common themes wove through...lovely woman who has done an awfully good job as the library director." Since Burdick's dismissal Monday she said she...
New librarian looking forward to creating more programs at new building

...of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2007, she was working as a page at the Soldotna Library when Margaret Hawkinson, former library director, encouraged her to pursue library science. "She was a great mentor for me," Nash said. Nash graduated from...
Senator supports reading

...R-Alaska, left, is shown July 6 being greeted by Jan Hanrahan, center, as Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library Director Margaret Hawkinson watches. Stevens visited the library and with guests for more than an hour. He spoke about the...
Library strikes novel idea

...graphic novel workshop. "It's specifically for teens and young adults," said Julie Niederhauser, assistant library director. Unlike comic books, which in actuality are more illustrated pamphlets or magazines than they are books, graphic...
Close call prompts library policy shops jokingly warn, but measures need to be taken to assure parents watch their kids, according to the library director. "This summer a 3-year-old (girl) ran out into the parking lot and almost got hit by a car," said Mary...
Kenai library earns award its community. According to Mary Jo Joiner, library director, the Kenai library was recognized for its work in...with databases for Alaskans. Joiner and assistant library director Julie Niederhauser will travel to Washington, D...


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