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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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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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WSL Updates for February 19, 2015

February 18th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates No Comments »

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

Topics include:

1) MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY CUSTOMER FEEDBACK SURVEY

2) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES

3) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

4) FREE MRSC WEBINARS AVAILABLE

5) CALL FOR WOMEN OF LIBRARY HISTORY SUBMISSIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings – vol. 2 February 13, 2015

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

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Library Clippings vol. 2 for the week of February 13, 2015

Library News

City Council weighs taxing budget options (The North Coast News, Ocean Shores, 1/8/15)

2014 year in review: Blaine Public Library (The Northern Light, Blaine, 1/8/15)

Library starts year with expanded hours, more staff
The Quincy Public Library has expanded its library hours and staffing. The new hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There are now three fulltime librarians: Nikki Urwin, Dottie Van Baugh, and Schiree Ybarra. (Quincy Valley Post Register, Quincy, 1/8/15)
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WSL Updates for February 12, 2015

February 12th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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

Topics include:

1) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES

2) IYOUTHCON 2015

3) CHARITY& NONPROFIT TRAINING SESSIONS

4) LLOPS SPRING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

5) FREE E-RATE WEBINAR

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings – February 13, 2015

February 11th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of February 13, 2015

Library News

At the Upper Skagit Library
This article provides information to the community about Upper Skagit Library activities. The library thanks the community for contributing to the Winter Food and Book Drive. One-on-One tutoring is being offered on the first and third Fridays of each month. The tutoring focuses on basic computer skills, resumes, cover letters, and job applications. Call the library (360-853-7939) to schedule an appointment. The library has new hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Upper Skagit Library Board meetings have been rescheduled to the second Thursday of each month in 2015. (Concrete Herald, Concrete, 1/–/15)
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WSL Updates for February 5, 2015

February 5th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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

Topics include:

1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

2) GOT E-RATE?

3) FREE MRSC WEBINARS AVAILABLE

4) ACQUISITION INSTITUTE AT TIMBERLINE LODGE REGISTRATION OPEN

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings January 30, 2015

January 30th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of January 30, 2015

Library News

Evergreen library reopening Sundays (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, Snohomish, 12/24/14)

Library faces looming budget cut (The North Coast News, Ocean Shores, 12/25/14)

Why buy when you can borrow?
I had a recent dentist appointment and as I sat in the waiting room, I read a novel on my e-reader. A woman sitting near me asked me how I could read on “that newfangled thing.” When she learned that I was a librarian, she was surprised. “Don’t these things take away from your business at the library?” “We are busier than ever,” I assured her. People are often surprised at how many borrowing options there are in the King County Library System. Visiting the ebook and downloads page at www.kcls.org/downloads/ shows the options between books, audio downloads, magazine downloads and video and music. Staff members are happy to help with your download questions. You can visit a library or call Ask KCLS staff at 425-462-9600. With your library card and an internet connection, you can borrow any number of titles and formats to suit your needs and interests. Some of the best things in life really are free. This is a synopsis of an article written by Darcy Brixey, teen services librarian with the Bellevue System. (Bellevue Reporter, Kent, 12/26/14)
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WSL Updates for January 29, 2015

January 29th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 29, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 10 TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE LIBRARY LIFE EASIER

2) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

3) WLA BOARD CANDIDATES NEEDED

4) ARSL CALLS FOR 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

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Clippings January 23, 2015

January 23rd, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

 

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Library Clippings for the week of January 23, 2015

Library News

Saturday hours gone at library (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 12/17/14)

South Everett library gets noisy for 25th bash
The Evergreen Branch library celebrated its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The library was built in 1989 as a way to give South Everett, a hotly growing area in the 1980s under Mayor Bill Moore, an access point for books and library services. Nowadays, it is widely acknowledged the library has outgrown its space. The library’s expansion plans, though, were halted earlier this year because of the city’s belt-tightening budget process, a library board member said last week. An architectural firm already had been contracted in 2013 to sketch out the expansion. (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, 12/17/14)

Book donations for Toybox
Librarian Nichole Kopp delivers book donations to Jim Krouse at the Colfax Fire Department for the Firemen’s Toybox project. Friends of Whitman County Library provided a drop site at the Colfax Branch for new books and toys for the annual drive hosted by the Colfax Fire Department. Colfax Thrifty Grandmother’s and others donated new books which were available to youngsters in the drive. (Whitman County Gazette, Colfax, 12/18/14)
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