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Massanutten Regional Library seeks new director again

Five months after a new director started at Massanutten Regional Library, the organization is again seeking to fill the top spot.

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Writers return for the Rocktown Author Festival’s sequel

After being on hold for two years, the second Massanutten Regional Library’s Rocktown Author Festival will happen April 9 at the central library downtown and will allow people to interact with area authors and discuss the publishing process. 

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After a long prologue, library launches national search for new director

Massanutten Regional Library’s longtime director Lois Jones officially retired Aug. 31, and the job listing to hire her replacement went out the day before. That leaves the library to operate with a team approach at the top for the next few months. 

MRL isn’t satisfied with a return to normal. It’s making more changes.

When Massanutten Regional Library re-opened in March, Lois Jones, the library’s director, stood at the front doors, slightly concerned that the public might resist their masks requirement for those age 5 and older.

Finding gratitude in an otherwise bleak year

Even when 2020 has been downright awful, there have been acts of kindness and opportunities that have bound Harrisonburg families and the community together.

By ditching overdue book fines, MRL becomes part of trend in Virginia and U.S.

With its decision to eliminate fines on overdue books, Massanutten Regional Library joined at least nine other Virginia libraries on the front end of a nationwide trend aimed at dropping barriers to borrowing books and other resources.

Hirschmann seeks a second term as an independent — and often dissenting — voice on council

George Hirschmann, the city council member running for re-election as an independent, cast one of the two dissenting votes when the council narrowly approved the high school’s construction in December. And while he said he’d rather see the city build an annex than a separate new high school, it’s not that he’s against investing tax dollars in the community.

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