Clippings May 29, 2015

Clippings May 29, 2015

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection
Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of May 29, 2015

Library News

Beyond the cover – Shelton library addresses changing reader needs
When people hear the word library, they often conjure images of quiet, stuffy rooms filled with books and dust. The Shelton Timberland Library is so much more. “The future of the library, in my opinion, is as a community space, solving community issues,” said Senior Library Manager Patty Ayala Ross. “If we don’t show our relevance to our community, we won’t be viable.” The Shelton library shows its relevance through providing community outreach and being at the table to solve community issues, Ross said. (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/23/15)

125 years young: A milestone for Tacoma’s legal paper (Tacoma Daily Index, Tacoma, 5/1/15)

Library brick laying
The Library Foundation hosted a brick laying at the Anacortes Public Library recently. People can donate to the Library Foundation to have a brick engraved for themselves or a loved one. Bricks are engraved after a group of five or six is collected. (Anacortes American, Anacortes, 5/6/15)


Library remodel project now ‘reset to zero’ (Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island, 4/28/15)

And the work begins: Village Green Community Center will be ‘a place for inspiration’
Residents gathered May 3 at the Village Green to see the start of the community center/library project. Construction started on the community center, which, in less than a year, will be home to a senior center, a Boys & Girls Club, and a new Kitsap Regional Library branch. (North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo, 5/8/15)

Visit Sunnyside Library at new location (Daily Sun News, Yakima, 5/6/15)

Letters & Editorials

Today’s libraries offer much more than just books
This letter to the editor from Beverly Richmond, Director of Priest Lake Public Library, talked about the value of libraries and the many and varied services they offer, and encouraged voters to vote on May 19 to pass the levy. (Newport Miner, Newport, 4/22/15)

Olympians share their visions for Olympia
This editorial shared parts of a discussion on a recent Facebook thread including the following suggestion: ”A new downtown library. The Olympia Timberland Library is the 12th busiest library in Washington State. The city should find the money to build a new library that serves the entire city population.” (Olympia Power & Light, Olympia, 5/–/15)


Young MV library patrons win contest
The Mount Vernon City Library recently announced the winners of its annual Create a Bookmark Contest for children. This year’s theme was Every Hero Has a Story. Alexandra Lammon, Thomas Malloy, and Jack Gayle were the winners. Hannah Dutton received an honorable mention as the Librarian’s Choice winner. Each winner was presented a $20 gift certificate donated by Easton’s Books. (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 4/26/15)

Sorenson will manage Mill Creek Library
Chris Sorenson is the new interim manager of Mill Creek Library. He replaces Darlene Weber, who now manages the Snohomish Library. (Millcreek View, Millcreek, 5/–/15)

biz bits
Sno-Isle Libraries has announced that Susan Hempstead has joined the library district as a strategic relations manager and Kassy Rodeheaver has joined as lead librarian for business. (The Herald, Everett, 5/2/15)

Our own expressions from the Pierce County Library art and writing contest
Katlyn Daniels placed second in the 9th-10th grade art category; Katherine Hunter placed first in the 7th-8th grade art category; and Katie Lasko placed first in the 11th-12th grade art category. (The Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Enumclaw, 5/6/15)

Programs & Displays

State Library sending ‘cool’ kits to local libraries
Parents in many Washington communities soon will have another reason to take their kids to the local library – “Cool Creations.” More than 30 local libraries throughout Washington will receive educational invention kits for children to use for a limited time, courtesy of the Washington State Library. (Voice of the Valley, Maple Valley, 4/28/15)

Ellensburg Library to start genealogy office hours (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 4/30/15)

West Sound Academy will establish tech center (North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo, 5/1/15)

Changes to kids’ programs at PT library cause mild uproar (The Leader, Port Townsend, 5/6/15)

Library gets traveling invention kits for kids (Anacortes American, Anacortes, 5/6/15)

Library kicks off drop-in job club (Monroe Monitor & Valley News, Monroe, 5/12/15)

Seattle libraries to lend mobile hotspot devices (The Seattle Times, Seattle, 5/19/15)

[This summary of library news represents a selection of current newspaper clippings about Washington libraries received from Washington newspapers. The summary is created by Marilyn Lindholm of the Washington State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. For further information about this summary or the clippings listed, contact Shirley Lewis at 360-570-5567 or [email protected].]

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