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Big wins for WA libraries in the 2019 legislative session

Big wins for WA libraries in the 2019 legislative session

The 2019 legislative session has ended, and thanks to the hard work of many people, libraries across Washington will benefit immensely. The Office of the Secretary of State, which oversees the Washington State Library, played a huge part in making that success a reality. There is so much good news to report! First, thanks to library advocates everywhere. Lawmakers included eleven rural libraries around the state in the capital budget. Each of these libraries will receive funds to improve their…

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WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

Volume 8, October 4, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE 2) EBOOKS AND EREADERS SURVEY 3) FREE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP 4) CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK CHAPTERS 5) SCHOOL LIBRARY HUMANITIES AWARD 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE Seven public libraries throughout the state recently completed work on 2011 LSTA grant projects for Washington Rural Heritage. The WSL-led digitization initiative currently provides online access…

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Media Clips: Libraries – June 26, 2009

Media Clips: Libraries – June 26, 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. The following links cover Media Clips provided June 01, 2009 – June 26, 2009. Rediscovering the library (Yakima Herald-Republic, May 30) Timberland OKs late-book fees (Olympian, May 30) Grand library road trip starts here (Columbian, May 31) Mind your manners at the library (Seattle Times editorial) Free audiobook options for great roadtrips with kids (Examiner) Library…

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Clippings, June 12, 2009

Clippings, June 12, 2009

Clippings, June 12, 2009 Library News Langley Library (Sno-Isle Libraries) display depicts the library from a humble beginning to the community hub that it is today.  As library users’ needs change, Langley Library continues to move forward, boldly facing the future to best meet the needs of tomorrow.  (Photos)  (South Whidbey Record [Langley], 5.20.2009) The Bonney Lake Library and the Buckley Library (Pierce County Library System) host meetings to present preliminary recommendations for Pierce County Library System’s 20-year facilities plan…

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Clippings, May 22, 2009

Clippings, May 22, 2009

Clippings, May 22, 2009 Buildings: The new Battle Ground Community Library (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District) has opened.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  (Photos)  (Columbian [Vancouver], 5.15.09) http://columbian.com/article/20090515/NEWS02/705159941/Battle+Ground+library++Vol.+2 The Twisp Library (North Central Regional Library) will knock out a wall at the Methow Valley Community Center to double library facility’s space. (Photo) (Methow Valley News [Twisp], 5.29.09) http://www.methowvalleynews.com/story.php?id=1287 Sequim Library (North Olympic Library System) reopens after a…

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Clippings, May 15, 2009

Clippings, May 15, 2009

Clippings, May 15, 2009 Contract negotiations continue for Mid-Columbia Library and Othello Library.  (The Outlook [Othello], 4.16.09) http://othellooutlook.com/?p=1014 Sno-Isle Libraries and the Everett Public Library host the Big Read, a community reading of the “Maltese Falcon”.  For more information check www.sno-isle.org.  Nate Cushman, librarian at the Snohomish Library uses geocaching during the series of library events.  To learn more about the hobby of geocaching, go to the website www.geocaching.com.  (Photos)  (The Daily Herald [Everett], 4.21.09) http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090421/LIVING/704219962 Please follow and like…

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