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Women of Harford: Mary Hastler
Women of Harford: Mary Hastler

"Growing up, I would play librarian,” says Mary Hastler.  “I would line my stuffed animals up, and they would check out books.” So maybe it’s no surprise that during Hastler’s first career in health-care administration, she began volunteering with Bel Air Friends of the Library, helping organize fundraisers. Soon enough, she was working nine hours a week at the library, which snowballed into a new career. In 2010, she became director of the Harford County Public Library. Hastler’s mission is to reinvent the library continually to maintain its relevance to the public. As the Bel Air resident puts it: “It’s all about making...