Val quotes Riv as saying, “It is with a degree of sadness that I announce my resignation as Resource Development Coordinator at Roanoke Public Libraries, effective September 24, 2012. In the words of Thoreau, 'It seemed to me that I had several more lives to live.' And so, I am moving on."
River has been with the city for five years creating excitement around the hide-bound library system with promotions that sometimes bordered on a circus. He packed them in, showed people where the libraries are and had them using it as a resource.
River, always reveling as the center of attention, ran into trouble about 18 months ago when he stripped during a promotion at 202 Market Street. He was reprimanded, challenged the reprimand and wound up with a lesser role with the library. That would be hard for a live wire like River to take and his resignation is understandable. but it's hard to lose his energy and his excitement.
Good luck, Riv.