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Halifax-South Boston library director resigns

“It’s the hardest decision I’ve ever made, I just love it here,” said Rhonda H. Griffin commenting on her resignation as library director of the Halifax-South Boston Regional Library.

Griffin has submitted her resignation to the Halifax-South Boston Library Board and will be leaving at the end of the month.

“I was offered the position of Library Director in Caswell County (N.C) near my home,” Griffin explained. “As it is now I have to drive an hour each way to work and back home every day.”

Griffin has been director of the two libraries in Halifax and South Boston since April 1, 2008. “I love my job here and the people here,” she said. “But with the new job being that close to my family, I just couldn’t say ‘no.’”

The Danville native is married to John Griffin, house supervisor at Danville Regional Medical Center, and the couple has two children, a two-and-a-half year-old and a 12-year-old.

Her resignation becomes effective the end of August.

“She’ll be sorely missed,” said Lisa Crews, chairman of the library board. “Rhonda has done a lot for both of our libraries.”

Crews said the search for Griffin’s replacement will begin soon. “We haven’t started the search for a new director, but we will start the search quickly,” she said. “A library director must have certain qualifications, such as a master’s degree in library science.”

The next meeting of the Halifax-South Boston Library Board is scheduled for Oct. 26.