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Check out Washington state parks via a library visit

Check out Washington state parks via a library visit

March 2019 marks the launch of a pilot project called Check Out Washington at four Washington public libraries. With Check Out Washington, library users can check out a backpack kit that includes a Discover Pass for free access to Washington state’s recreational parks and lands for up to a week. The project’s goal is to encourage new users to go outdoors to enjoy the natural and cultural riches of Washington’s public lands. In addition to a Discover Pass, each backpack…

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Discover unique collections in Washington libraries

Discover unique collections in Washington libraries

From our standpoint here at the Washington State Library, one of the best things about this summer’s Washington Library Passport Project is that every week, we learn interesting and unique things about the libraries in Washington. Everyone knows about the spectacular architecture of Seattle’s flagship branch, but often our small libraries fly under the radar. By encouraging people to visit Washington libraries and post about something they’ve learned during their visit, all sorts of interesting stories have emerged. This morning,…

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Clippings, May 27, 2009

Clippings, May 27, 2009

Clippings, May 27, 2009 “Love Mercy” by Earlene Fowler is a new book at the Richland Public Library.  (Tri-City Herald [Kennewick], 5.3.09) Buildings: Bids come in low for costs to repair 104-year old Fairhaven branch library (Bellingham Public Library).  (Bellingham Herald, 5.4.09) http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/893706.html Letters & Editorials A different proposal for the new Battle Ground Library – empty the books out, move in unemployed teachers who need a place to live.  (Columbian [Vancouver], 5.19.09) http://columbian.com/article/20090519/OPINION01/705199978/Our+readers++views+May+19 Please follow and like us: