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WSL Updates Special Edition for March 27, 2015

March 27th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

We have received many orders for the free books listed in the WSL Updates for March 26, 2015. The titles below are the only books remaining today, March 27, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of Seattle Public Library Foundation and Timberland Regional Library, Washington State Library has the following titles to distribute for reading club kits or as a community read to any public or school library within Washington State:

  • Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin (nonfiction) – 12 copies
  • Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson (nonfiction) – 48 copies
  • Closer to the Ground by Dylan Tomine (nonfiction) – 2 copies

Usually a minimum order of 5 copies of the same title is required but we are offering a mix and match special on these titles, minimum of 5 total books per order.

These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at no charge to the requestor.

 

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Clippings March 27, 2015

March 27th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

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Library Clippings for the week of March 27, 2015

Library News

South Whatcom Library closing for weekend move (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 2/19/15)

Library helps to build our sense of community (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 2/19/15)

Central library district seeks new board member (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 2/24/15)

Boat school students link with libraries (The Leader, Port Townsend, 2/25/15)

Library district seeks board trustee
The Central Skagit Library District is taking applications for a volunteer library board trustee to serve a one-year term, with an option for reappointment to the usual five-year term. Trustees must live in the Sedro-Woolley School District but outside of city limits. Application materials are available at www.centralskagitlibrary.org or at the district office at 100 W. State Street, Suite C. (Courier Times, Sedro-Woolley, 3/3/15)
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Clippings March 20, 2015

March 20th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of March 20, 2015

Library News

No plans for bookmobile comeback
The Everett Public Library has no immediate plans to bring back bookmobile outreach service, and soon will no longer have a bookmobile. The outreach service was a victim of citywide budget cuts. (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, Snohomish, 2/18/15)

Reardan Library has new books
Reardan Memorial Library has received 80 new books, thanks to a grant from the Libri Foundation’s “Books for Children” program. The Libri Foundation matched a check from the Friends of the Reardan Library at a 2-to-1 ratio. This enabled $350 from the Friends group to provide $1,050 worth of new books, which included an extra $350 worth of science and math books donated by Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen. (Davenport Times, Davenport, 2/19/15)
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WSL Updates for March 19, 2015

March 18th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 19, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) THREE GRANT CYCLES OPEN – $$$

2) WELL FED & WELL READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

3) DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT$

4) DISABILITY LANGUAGE AND ETIQUETTE FOR LIBRARIES WORKSHOP

5) FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS EXAMS

6) FY2015 E-RATE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings March 13, 2015

March 13th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of March 13, 2015

Library News

Off the shelf: library news by Prosser Branch staff
The winner of the 3rd Grade Ice Cream Challenge is Mrs. Humberstad’s class from Whitstran Elementary, which read a combined total of 25,460 minutes! They will be receiving an ice cream party courtesy of the Prosser Friends of the Library. Almost 150 students in the district received a free book for reading at least 15 hours in December and January, with a combined total of 2,850 hours of reading. For many years the library has been the only distributor for printed tax forms and instructions, but due to federal budget cuts we are no longer receiving copies from the IRS. Citizens may order individually by calling 1-800-829-3676, or going online at irs.gov/orderforms. Alternately, we have computers available at the library to e-file your tax return, or there are several TaxAide stations throughout Benton County available to assist residents, especially seniors. See library staff or aarp.org for details. (Record-Bulletin, Prosser, 2/11/15)
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WSL Updates for March 12, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 12, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

2) RECORDED BOOKS ONECLICK RENEWALS

3) SAN JUAN ISLAND LIBRARY WINS AWARD

4) STORYCORPS COMES TO NISQUALLY

5) WELL-FED & WELL-READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 5, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 5, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FREE WORKSHOPS FROM WSL

2) MAPPING INCLUSION – FREE ALA WEBINAR

3) AMIGOS CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS

4) ARSL CALLS FOR 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

5) ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALERT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings March 6, 2015

March 5th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of March 6, 2015

Library News

State archives, library named ‘best’ for genealogy search (Wenatchee Business Journal, Wenatchee, 2/–/15)

Sno-Isle seeking sculpture (The Herald, Everett, 2/2/15)

Central Skagit Library to offer evening hours
The Central Skagit Library District is opening its office from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. every Thursday for district residents who need help downloading books and audio books from the library website. The office at 100 W. State Street, Suite C, Sedro-Woolley, is regularly open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. Stop by or call 360-755-3985 for more information. The Central Skagit Library District serves the area of the Sedro-Woolley School District outside of the city boundaries. (Courier Times, Sedro-Woolley, 2/3/15)
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WSL Updates for February 26, 2015

February 25th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, February 26, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAY ORAL HISTORY WEBINAR

2) WELL-FED & WELL READ: SUMMER MEAL SITES

3) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

4) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES

5) PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORIANS GUILD CONFERENCE

6) PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP PILOTS FOR DISCONNECTED YOUTH

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings February 20, 2015

February 20th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of February 20, 2015

Library News

IRS makes fewer forms available at libraries (The Mukilteo Beacon, Mukilteo, 1/28/15)

Off the shelf: library news by Prosser branch staff
Storytimes are held every week in February. Preschool storytimes are held at the Prosser McDonalds on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the play area; Baby & Me storytimes are held at the Senior Center on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. For more information, visit our website at www.midcolumbialibraries.org. (Record-Bulletin, Prosser, 1/28/15)

IRS makes fewer forms available for library customers
Because of Internal Revenue Service cutbacks, Snohomish and Island County residents seeking printed tax forms will find fewer of them in their community libraries. “Some basic forms will be available, but even the number of those will be limited,” said Terry Beck, information services manager for Sno-Isle Libraries. Forms available in the library will include 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, as well as some tax-help publications. Beck said customers at their 21 community libraries can use their computers to access the IRS forms online, then make free copies using their printers. For more information, visit their website at www.sno-isle.org/taxtime. (The Edmonds Beacon, Mukilteo, 1/29/15)
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