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2020 Regional Braille Challenges

2020 Regional Braille Challenges

It was a rainy, windy day in Eastern Washington, but the weather didn’t stop talented braille readers from coming out to compete in the first of two annual Regional Braille Challenges hosted by The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL). Cheney Middle School provided the perfect location for fun and friendly competition among the local 3rd graders participating this year. The Braille Challenge, which WTBBL hosts every year, is a national competition created by the Braille Institute to celebrate…

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Everything Old is New Again

Everything Old is New Again

Whether you are sewing from scratch or upcycling, we’ve got you covered! In honor of National Sewing Month and recent worldwide interest in upcycling clothes, we’d like to share some little-known resources here at The Washington State Library. A quick keyword search of our library catalog for the word ‘sewing’ shows a surprising number of books from our State Documents collection available to check out. These may help you with your next project. And of course you can peruse historical…

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Librarian of Congress visits Washington libraries

Librarian of Congress visits Washington libraries

On Tuesday, July 30th, Washington State Library Youth Services Consultant Siri Hiltz and Community Outreach Librarian Sara Peté had the good fortune of visiting the beautiful Camas Public Library for a chance to learn from the nation’s top librarian — Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress (LoC).  U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler brought Dr. Hayden to the 3rd District to help spread the word about the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program, the Veterans History Project, and the LoC’s incredible…

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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/21/2016

2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/21/2016

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog. For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.     Library Tracker 1-21-2016             Bill Title  Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills 2SHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17…

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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/15/2016

2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/15/2016

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog. For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.     Library Tracker 1-15-2016  FRI             Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits…

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 5/8/2015

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 5/8/2015

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog. For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above. Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Rules R 2/16/2015 2/13/2015 Feb 13 Executive action taken in…

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 5/1/2015

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 5/1/2015

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog. For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above. Please follow and like us:

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/17/2015

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/17/2015

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.  Bills highlighted in pink had movement on the floor yesterday (4/9/2015). For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above. Please follow and like us:

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/10/2015

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/10/2015

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.  Bills highlighted in pink had movement on the floor yesterday (4/9/2015). For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above. Please follow and like us:

Washington Congressional Senators and Representatives sign off on legislation crucial to Washington.

Washington Congressional Senators and Representatives sign off on legislation crucial to Washington.

From the desk of Rand Simmons Two pieces of legislation important to the people of Washington are working their way through Congress. Optimum support requires members of both the House and the Senate and from both parties sign on to “Dear Appropriators” letters. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is administered by the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. The Senate letter notes that “LSTA is the only federal program that helps…

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