Director

Karim Kahn

Karim Khan

Director of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library

Welcome to Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. We are excited to greet each of you in our buildings, community rooms, computer areas and grounds. The CDC currently recommends face coverings for all persons in areas of high transmission of the COVID-19 virus, so you may notice that some of your fellow library patrons will be wearing masks in our branches, as will some staff.

We will continue to offer Curbside Pickup, wireless printing through Princh, and Library Picks For You service. Most of our services and resources are back 100%, but since many younger library patrons are not yet eligible for vaccinations, we are not yet quite back to our full children’s program schedule. We hope to resume full children’s programming when Montgomery and Floyd Counties are no longer areas of high transmission of COVID-19. For the latest on the library system’s efforts to meet the challenge of COVID-19, please visit our COVID Info Page.

If you haven’t been in the library recently, we hope you visit soon. We have been working to improve our facilities, resources, and skills, and are looking forward to sharing new books, audiovisual items, electronic resources and other services with you. Library staff can assist you with finding library material, and with using our public computers and Wi-Fi. We will show you how to use our Princh printing service to print from your own device to the library’s printers wirelessly. We will share with you the new Libby Magazines collection, and demonstrate how to get the apps that let you enjoy our eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines from home, or from anywhere you take your mobile device.

A new remote service for you is now available: HelpNow is an online homework help hotline available to all from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day. With assistance for students and adult learners, HelpNow means that one-on-one homework help is never more than a click away. HelpNow can be used from any internet connection through computers or mobile devices. Adult patrons may also find HelpNow’s sister resources JobNow and VetNow useful. JobNow offers one-on-one resume building and career assistance; and VetNow connects veterans and their families with resources and programs for those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Every day, the library staff is motivated by you. It is our honor to help you access the stories, tools, and connections that will help us fulfill our vision statement – “People building skills and knowledge that enhance their lives, in a region prepared to prosper.” As our community continues to fight the COVID-19 virus, we hope you can take advantage of the opportunities to learn, grow and relax that reading provides – and enjoy our DVD’s, audiobooks, cd’s and programming as well. Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library is here for you and working to meet your needs in innovative ways.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas. If I can be of assistance to you, please call me at 540-382-6969 ext. 216 or email me at kkhan@mfrl.org.

Sources for COVID-19 statistics:

Harvard Global Health Institute Key Metrics for COVID Supression.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Global Health Institute, 2021.

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Research Center John Hopkins U.S. Map.
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, 2021.

Virginia Department of Health Virginia Coronavirus Dashboard: COVID-19 in Virginia.
Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2021.

Centers for Disease Control COVID Data Tracker: COVID-19 Integrated County View.
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 2021.