Harford County Public Library’s Mary Hastler Honored as an Influential Marylander for the Second Time


Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler received one of The Daily Record’s 2019 Influential Marylander awards at a reception and dinner the evening of March 28 at The Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. It was the second time Hastler received the honor.

Fifty-three Influential Marylanders were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their significant contributions to their respective fields and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. Elected officials are not eligible for this award because they are by nature influential.

“It is such an honor to be recognized as an Influential Marylander,” said Hastler. “Every day my goal is to provide the library’s customers and the community with the best possible experience, whether it be with books, technology, activities or programs. I am so humbled to receive this award and congratulate all the honorees.”

The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007 to recognize those who are leaving a mark on the community throughout the state.

“Influential Marylanders shape and enrich the communities in which they live and work. They know how to get things done,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They demonstrate their influence in the community every day. The Daily Record is pleased to call them Influential Marylanders.”

About Harford County Public Library

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal. It was also the recipient of a 2018 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award. For more information, visit HCPLonline.org.

About The Daily Record

Celebrating more than 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, TheDailyRecord.com. In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women’s Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through nine annual awards events including Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.

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