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Kenai library plans to join state-wide catalog

...all you're interested in 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...
Kenai considers ending library commission

...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 had been working...
Kenai library nominated for national award

...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 us among such...
Looking forward to 2015

...first time, so I'm looking forward to that. I'm going to have two new grandchildren. I'm very excited." - Mary Jo Joiner, Funny River Road "Well, let's put it this way - my life is so good right now. To continue it, is great. I'm...
A library is so much more than books

...message. "If I buy a 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...
Opinion is some of this stuff doesn't actually cost that much except that shipping costs a fortune to get here," said Mary Jo Joiner, director of the Kenai Community Library. The Rasmuson Foundation is a foundation that supports individuals and non-profit...
Library expansion progressing: Grand opening could come sometime this summer

...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," she says, obviously...
11th Annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair a success

...Harris, Krista Stearns, Bob Molloy, Mike Boyle, Dagmar Mayer, Elizabeth Eskelin, Kathy Calloway, Megan Calloway, Mary Jo Joiner, Phil Joiner, Kim Howard, Natasha Ala, Missy Bailey, Carol Freas, Jack Lashot, Bob Lee, Jenna Leadens, EAA...
The library that could, did

...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 what we were...
'Merry Christmas,' 'Happy Holidays,' or both?

...bookstore. But at the Kenai Community Library, signs referred to holiday decorations and a holiday open house. Director Mary Jo Joiner said the library uses holidays to be more inclusive and maintain a separation of church and state. "It's more non-denominational...


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