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Kenai library plans to join state-wide catalog

...finding - something that's here, on site - or you can search the entire consortium," Mary Jo Joiner, Kenai Library director, said. "If you see a book that's in (for example) Palmer, Valdez, or the University of Alaska in Anchorage...
Kenai considers ending library commission

...building it currently occupies, the seven members of the city's library commission felt a loss of purpose, said library director Mary Jo Joiner. "Most of the sitting commissioners felt like once we had built the building, that's what they...
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...
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...
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...
Library expansion progressing: Grand opening could come sometime this summer

...bold shade of lemon-lime for the indented, enclosed nooks that appeal to the more reclusive of library-goers. Library director Mary Jo Joiner knows that not everyone is going to cotton to this modern styling. "That color is kind of funky...
Librarian fired after 28 years, locals protest

...termination of Soldotna Public Library director Terri Burdick. Several common...done an awfully good job as the library director." Since Burdick's dismissal...said Jeanette Pedginski. "Library directors are available out there with...
The library that could, did

...for the first time. "What you see inside looks more like an entirely new building than a mere addition," said Library Director Mary Jo Joiner. "It is a work of art. What's great is finally letting everybody in to see everything and understand...
'Oasis in the desert': Kenai Community Library to host gardening program

...well as flora. "It's a program we're hoping the whole family can enjoy," said Julie Niederhauser, assistant library director. The program will be a three-part presentation, each focusing on how back yards can be made into homes for a...


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