Media Clips: Libraries – November 06, 2009

Media Clips: Libraries – November 06, 2009

These media mentions are compiled by Brian Zylstra, Deputy Communications Director for the Office of the Secretary of State, and passed along to us.

We had a special mention in the Lewiston Morning Tribune editorial for our Hard Times Resource Guide:

CHEERS … to Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh. Working with her staff and Washington’s library community, Walsh has spearheaded an online resource guide to help the state’s 315,853 unemployed. The Hard Times Resource Guide – – offers information on education and training, family and parenting, college costs, finances and money management, employment and job seeking, housing and help for seniors, veterans the disabled and Spanish-speaking residents. Walsh and the state’s library directors came up with this idea when they met in January. It went live Aug. 28. So far, there have been 3,479 visits and 7,459 pageviews. (Lewiston Morning Tribune editorial)

The following links cover Media Clips provided September 08, 2009 – November 06, 2009.

Weekend This & That: Open Thread (Pam’s House Blend blog, September 5) (post on Wayfinder)

Washington State Library releases new “Hard Times Resource Guide” (Library And Information Science News)

Seattle’s libraries reopen after employee furlough (Seattle Times)

#1 Bestselling Washington State Author Debbie Macomber Celebrated in Extraordinary… (Reuters)

Welcome back, public library! (Queen Anne blog/Seattle P-I)

State library debuts ‘Hard Times’ database (Wenatchee World)

Rare copies of Record found (South Whidbey Record)

Ritzville librarian’s recent ProQuest training will benefit area patrons (Ritzville Journal, Sept. 10)

Need for Whatcom library levy increase explained (Bellingham Herald)

Library announces 2009 book for Timberland Reads Together (Olympian)

Bellingham library workers’ claim of largest budget cuts inaccurate (Bellingham Herald)

Bainbridge Island author wins state book award (Seattle P-I, Sept. 22)

Author to chronicle rediscovery of Olympia oyster in library talk (Olympian, Sept. 27)

Return your books on time (Olympian)

Timberland to Begin Levying Overdue Fines (Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 30)

Pierce County libraries won’t throw the book at delinquent borrowers (News Tribune)

Carnegie re-enactor visits local libraries this week (Columbian, Oct. 4)

Fines boost library, promote responsibility (Olympian editorial)

Seattle library policy changing (Seattle Times)

Re-enactor channels Carnegie (Columbian)

Roy teens work to save city library (Olympian)

County voters to decide library services (Lynden Tribune)

Mom says man hit her autistic boy in Wash. library (AP)

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition @ The Washington State Library (OlyBlog)

Empowerment at heart of teen novels (News Tribune, Oct. 18)

Nile Library to remain closed until further notice (Yakima Herald-Republic)

Get great answers to tough questions, online and 24/7 (Lake Stevens Journal)

Library ballot measure checks out (Spokesman-Review editorial, Oct. 20)

Blind artists show their works through Friday (Seattle Times)

Genealogy program set for open house (Olympian)

First chapter of Seattle’s new Bookfest is set to begin (Seattle Times)

Still the wrong time for higher county library tax (Bellingham Herald editorial, Oct. 25)

Library cuts go too deep (Seattle Times)

Gates Foundation gives $515K boost to state libraries (Seattle Times)

Gates Grants Hit Home (KPLU, Oct. 29)

Gates Foundation to Grant $4 Million to Support Washington Families (KUOW)

Gates Foundation grants to aid Washington state (Seattle Times)

Grants offer relief to poor in region (Spokesman-Review)

Gates grant to aid area nonprofits (Tri-City Herald)

Cheney ghost story reaches centennial milestone (Spokesman-Review, Oct. 29)

Free computer time for job seekers (The Big Buzz/News Tribune)

Seattle library faces budget cuts (Seattle Times, Nov. 1)

Whatcom County Library System awarded $50,000 grant (Bellingham Herald, Oct. 30)

New grants will support Washingtonians hit hardest by the recession (Lake Stevens Journal, Oct. 29)

Washington State Library gives $50,000 grant for online small business tutorials (The Daily Tell, Oct. 30)

Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 would strangle Washington State’s libraries (NPI Advocate, Oct. 30)

Retired coach to be cleared of assault on Richland child (w/ videos) (Tri-City Herald)

Library tax holds slim approval (Everett Herald)

Castle Rock history, by the book (Longview Daily News)

Did we miss a big library story from your area? Let us know!

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