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The Massanutten Regional Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rochelle Carr has been named Library Director, a role which focuses on the strategic leadership and vision for the seven branch regional system.

MRL is pleased to announce that Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg will offer children’s Story Times at a temporary storefront in Valley Mall from January 3 – March 3, 2022 while the largest and busiest branch in the regional library system undergoes painting.

Library re-opens January 10th, with patrons temporarily entering on Newman Avenue. Massanutten Regional Library’s Central location in downtown Harrisonburg will be closed to the public January 3-8, 2022 for painting of public spaces.

Massanutten Regional Library is pleased to have been selected by NASA to bring a special program on the James Webb Space Telescope to our community, live over Zoom, on November 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

The annual Deyerle Program Series on Local History returns to Massanutten Regional Library with four virtual events during the month of October.

Brainfuse HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for users of diverse needs and background. 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Massanutten Regional Library system joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

MRL has new offerings available for jobseekers and veterans! Brainfuse JobNow provides live help and online resources to guide you through the steps to get a job, including building a resume, live interview coaching, and personality & career assessments. Brainfuse VetNow supports veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, career resources, and employment transition assistance. Live help is available with a veteran navigator or job coach. 

MRL is thrilled to announce our newest educational platform. Just for Kids Access Video offers a kid-safe, advertisement-free, media platform where young patrons can learn, explore and enjoy.

In an effort to better serve the residents of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Page County, Massanutten Regional Library is pleased to announce extended hours at all seven library branches beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The library system will also launch a new, more robust, and easier-to-navigate website on that date as well.

Massanutten Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Program returns this summer with the theme “Tails & Tales.” From June 7- August 14, 2021, all seven MRL branches will encourage Valley residents of all ages to join them in reading, attending virtual programming, and celebrating the importance of reading in a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Massanutten Regional Library Board of Trustees has announced the upcoming retirement of Library Director Lois W. Jones, effective August 31, 2021. Jones has held the position of Library Director since 2010 for the seven branch library system. Her MRL employment began in 1988 as a part-time reference librarian before assuming the subsequent roles of Head

Massanutten Regional Library has hired Mary Golden Hughes as its new Director of Advancement, a role which focuses on public relations, fundraising initiatives, marketing communications, and community building for the seven branch library system. Golden Hughes replaces Michael Evans who had been employed by MRL since 2014. Golden Hughes brings over 25 years of experience

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