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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...
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...
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 a book from...
'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...
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...
Around the Peninsula

...ceremony for the City of Kenai Library Expansion Project at 10 a.m. today at the library. For more information, call Mary Jo Joiner at 283- 4400. Nonprofits to meet The May Nonprofit Organization Executive director group will meet Friday at noon...
Library staff grateful for votes We look forward to your continued support as we work toward an expanded and enhanced Kenai Community Library. Mary Jo Joiner Julie Niederhauser Janina Efta Cynthia Gibson Susan Wesley Mary Lucia White Joy Ann Jalo Morgan Library staff


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