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Clippings August 29, 2014

September 2nd, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

 

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Library News
Mill A unveils Little Free Library
The Columbia Gorge community of Mill A is now one of many that boasts a Little Free Library. It joins more than 15,000 Little Free Libraries across all 50 states and in 40 countries in the world. Funds to support the project were raised through a club sponsored plant and bake sale. (The Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson, 07/23/14).

Library planning ‘The Great Checkout’ during move.
In anticipation of the Ferndale Library’s upcoming move to its new building, staff plan to hold a “Great Checkout” event. The idea is for patrons to “help” with the move by checking out materials at the current location and returning them to the new location. (Ferndale Record, Ferndale, 07/30/14).

Parking the bookmobile: Library on wheels wraps up for the summer. (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 07/31/14).

Forum on Sky Valley drug use coming to library. (Monroe Monitor & Valley News, Monroe, 07/29/14).

Leave a book, take a book at Kennydale Book Exchange. (Renton Reporter, Renton, 08/01/14).
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WSL Updates for August 28, 2014

August 28th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, August 28, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WALE CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER SECRETARY OF STATE KIM WYMAN

2) LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

3) 2014 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK

4) BEST SMALL LIBRARY IN AMERICA AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings August 22, 2014

August 25th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library News
Libraries vote in Stanwood?: a ballot measure to annex the city’s library into Sno-Isle likely.
(The Herald, Everett, 06/25/14). http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140629/NEWS01/140629166

Library levy issue divides council. (The North Coast News, Ocean Shores, 07/17/14).
Mayor breaks tie on library levy ballot issue | North Coast News

BG man sentenced to one year in jail for starting fires in BG library: Love also wrote bomb threat on a bathroom wall at BGHS. (Reflector, Battle Ground, 07/16/14). http://www.thereflector.com/news/article_e02314be-0c69-11e4-bbe2-0019bb2963f4.html

Winlock residents to vote on annexation into Timberland Regional Library system: November ballot: county commissioners approve ballot measure for Winlock voters to decide on whether to keep contract or annex. (The Chronicle, Centralia, 07/22/14). http://www.chronline.com/news/article_0ce52f2a-11c7-11e4-ad6b-001a4bcf887a.html Read the rest of this entry »

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WSL Updates for August 21, 2014

August 21st, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Volume 10, August 21, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

2) EVERGREEN RADIO READING SERVICE CLOSED

3) OVERVIEW OF EBOOK MARKET PLACE FROM READERS FIRST

4) SHAKESPEARE EXHIBIT – DEADLINE EXTENDED

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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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 »

Volume 10, August 14, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

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/
2024106672_preciousfilmsxml.html

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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