Director

Karim Kahn

Karim Khan

Director of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library

Welcome to Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. As part of our response to the COVID-19 emergency, we unfortunately have returned to offering only Curbside Pickup service at all branches as of Tuesday September 8. We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in cases in the New River Valley in cooperation with the New River Health District and Montgomery and Floyd Counties. We are hoping to return to opening our doors to the public as soon as possible.

At their meeting on September 16, 2020, the MFRL Board of Trustees endorsed a set of statistical measures of the local and regional status of the COVID-19 pandemic to consider. When these measures have been met, the library locations will move toward opening branches for in-person use within 7 days.

  1. No new cases among staff/employees at site for 14 days.
  2. Less than 28 new cases per day over the previous 7 days in Montgomery and Floyd counties.
  3. Less than 28 new cases per day, 7 day moving average in Montgomery and Floyd.
  4. 7 day moving average of test positivity rate (PCR only) below 5% for at least 14 days in the New River Health District.

For the latest on the library system’s efforts to meet the challenge of COVID-19, please visit our COVID Information Page.

The library is glad to be able to offer curbside pickup, curbside prints, Library Picks for you, and our online databases, eBooks and eAudio. I hope that MFRL will be able to provide what we can to make it a little easier on everyone. Every day, the library staff is motivated by you. It is our honor to help you access the stories, tools, and connections that make our motto true – “One Stop – Unlimited Possibilities”. You remain our motivation, and we are rooting for each of you in this crisis. Thank you for your patience and all you do to help your neighbors in this ongoing emergency.

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, 2020.

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Research Center John Hopkins U.S. Map.
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, 2020.

Virginia Department of Health Virginia Coronavirus Dashboard: COVID-19 in Virginia.
Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2020.