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Clippings August 15, 2014

August 18th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library News

The Online Visioning Survey created to establish the direction of the Mount Vernon City Library closed on June 30. As of June 10, 222 surveys had been completed. (Skagit Argus, Burlington, 06/24/14).

Burlington Library has book kits available for checkout for two months at a time. The book kits are available for book clubs and discussion groups. (Skagit Argus, Burlington, 06/24/14).

Timberland Regional Library offers patrons unlimited free access to about 100 popular magazines. Cardholders can read the latest issues on their PC or Mac computers and most tablets and mobile devices. The startup collection includes a wide variety of magazines. The e-magazines are full-text and full-color and some provide additional content such as video, audio, and web links. (Chinook Observer, Long Beach, 06/18/14).

The North Central Regional Library System’s one and only bookmobile has been on the move. The mobile library has more than 3, 000 volumes and has been bringing the library experience to rural areas that don’t have their own libraries. (The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, 07/11/14).

Little Libraries are springing up all over Ellensburg. The ‘take one-give one” Little Libraries are becoming popular all over the country. (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 07/15/14). http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/little-free-library/image_c806b2ce-0c4a-11e4-8caa-0019bb2963f4.html
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WSL Updates for August 14, 2014

August 14th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) WALE 2014 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

2) FREE ONLINE SKILLPORT CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE

3) FREE WSL SPONSORED WORKSHOPS

4) WSL CONSULTANTS APPOINTED TO COMMITTEES

5) 2014 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings August 8,2014

August 11th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

 

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Library News
The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections has created a documentary from 35mm film discovered in an abandoned Seattle storage locker. The film, circa 1920’s, depicts the everyday happenings of people in Grays Harbor County. Created by Nicollete Bromberg, visual materials curator and Hannah Palin, film archive specialist, the 28 minute documentary, Grays Harbor Happenings, has garnered several awards and can be viewed on YouTube. (The Seattle Times, Seattle, 07/28/2014). http://seattletimes.com/html/movies/
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Seattle’s International District is home to the Eastern Café. In addition to food, coffee, and people there is a library. This library is the API Flying Bookshelf, a traveling library specializing in the works of Asian and Pacific Islander writers, artists, and scholars. Everything is based on the honor system and people may take a book and return it when they are done- no fines, no due dates. The API Flying Bookshelf covers a wide range of genres and issues and the plan is to “fly” it to different cafes throughout Seattle. (International Examiner, Seattle, 0716/2014). http://www.iexaminer.org/2014/07/api-flying-bookshelf-a-library-of-art-literature-and-visibility/\

The Morton City Council plans to discuss plans to put a Timberland Regional Library at the Morton Junior High School. Last fall, TRL officials in cooperation with Central College East (CC East) installed a library kiosk at the CC East campus for patrons. (The East County Journal, Morton, 06/18/14).
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WSL Updates for August 7, 2014

August 7th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Volume 10, August 7, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2014 DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING GRANT INFORMATIONAL ONLINE MEETING

2) WEBJUNCTION IS NEW AGAIN

3) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES PAGE HAS MOVED

4) BRAILLE TRANSCRIPTION CLASS

5) INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND LIBRARY PRACTICES WEBINAR

6) FREE DISASTER RECOVERY WORKSHOP

7) FREE CE EVENTS NEXT WEEK

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Clippings August 1, 2014

August 4th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library News
The Silverdale Library is benefiting from the attention of the Kitsap County Rose Society. The Rose Society has been tending the roses outside of the Silverdale Library since 1999. Two to three hours a week volunteers tent the 17 bushes that make up the garden. Each rose has been donated by the society and on clean-up day the volunteers cut a bouquet to bring in to the library staff. It is the hope of the volunteers that the bushes will move when the library does. (Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale, 06/27/14). http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/264780421.html

Port Angeles Library will offer free online tech courses. The North Olympic Library System will offer introductory classes that cover everything from sending and receiving email to navigating the web. More advanced users will benefit from the Microsoft Online Academy. Completion certificates are free and testing with official Microsoft Certification is available for a fee. (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, 06/30/14).
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WSL Updates for July 31, 2014

July 31st, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, July 31, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING 2014 GRANT CYCLE

2) 2014-2015 WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANTS AWARDED

3) KID AND PARENT FRIENDLY SUBJECT HEADINGS FOR PICTURE BOOKS

4) NEEDS ASSESSMENT RFP RE-RELEASE

5) FIRE VICTIMS CAN REPLACE BALLOTS AT LOCAL LIBRARIES

6) TRANSFORMING LIBRARY SPACES FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for July 25, 2014 Special Edition

July 25th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, July 25, 2014 Special edition for the WSL Updates mailing list

FIRE VICTIMS CAN REPLACE BALLOTS AT LOCAL LIBRARIES

Wild fires in Okanogan and Ferry County area may hinder voters from receiving their ballots for the upcoming election. Voters without Internet access can print a replacement ballot using the computers, printers, and Internet access available at their local library.

The website a voter would use is www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote/.

Log in with your name and date of birth. It’s very user friendly. Please help us spread the word.

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WSL Updates for July 17, 2014

July 17th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, July 17, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Note: WSL Updates will be on hiatus next week.

Topics include:

1) NEEDS ASSESSMENT RFP

2) WHEN FINDING PICTURE BOOKS REALLY CAN BE CHILD’S PLAY

3) AASL SEEKS PROGRAM PROPOSALS FOR 2015 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings July 11, 2014

July 14th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

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Library News

Upper Skagit Library is primed and ready for their Summer Reading program. They also have a Library Board vacancy to fill. Trustees serve a five year term and are allowed to serve two consecutive terms. There is a new library associate, Cora Thomas. Cora is a published author and poet. (Concrete Herald, Concrete, 06/00/14).

On May 29th local third graders participated in the Leavenworth Friends of the Library program. The made a field trip to the library where they learned about books that they can check out from the library. (Echo, Leavenworth, 06/04/14).

Salk Middle School and the Balboa/South Indian Trail Neighborhood Council collaborated on a Little Free Library for the community. The middle school students built the library which looks exactly like a little house. (Spokesman Review, Spokane, 05/05/14).

A new Little Free Library has come to Maple Beach. The Point Roberts Friends of the Library collaborated with ReStore in Bellingham to get it built. It will stocked with donated books. (All Point Bulletin, Point Roberts, 06/00/14).

Spokane Public Library will merge with Tincan. Tincan offers free training in computer programs, website design, and more. A cut in funding made it impossible for Tincan to remain independent. (Spokesman Review, Spokane, 06/01/14). http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jun/01/digital-literacy-trainer-tincan-merging-with/
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Clippings for July 4, 2014

July 10th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library News
The Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education reform Program awarded Sno-Isle libraries a grant in recognition of its efforts to promote science education. The money will go to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation to continue to support programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (The Herald, Everett, 05/27/14).

A new “Little Free Library” is now operating in Summit Park. This is the third in the Riverside Neighborhood. One was built as an Eagle Scout project and one as a Girl Scout project. The newest was erected by Vicki Rosenau. (Everett/Mulkiteo Tribune, Snohomish, 05/21/14).

The Wenatchee Public Library has seen a 12 percent increase in kids checking out books since the completion of a major remodeling project of the children’s room. The remodel was funded by the Wade family. The library is now launching a community-wide survey to better understand what people want from the library. (The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, 06/01/14).
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/may/31/common-ground-wenatchee-library-wants-your-opinions/
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