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Clippings May 8, 2015 (Published May 22, 2015)

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of May 8, 2015
(Published May 22, 2015)

Library News

Edmonds Library will change its hours in May
Sno-Isle Libraries is changing, in some cases, expanding library hours to meet customer needs, according to library district officials. The changes will take place May 3. “We’ve realigned hours to better match the needs of our local communities, and will provide morning, evening and weekend hours in every location,” Deputy Director Kendra Trachta said. (The Edmonds Beacon, Mukilteo, 4/16/15)

Roslyn Library receives grant (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 4/22/15)

Shelton Timberland Library a popular place
Visitors to the Shelton branch of the Timberland Regional Library are borrowing fewer physical books while increasingly downloading more electronic books. That’s also the trend nationwide, Library manager Patty Ayala Ross told the Shelton City Commission Monday at its regular meeting. The library is evolving into a community center where patrons not only read, but also knit, hook up to Wi-Fi, and participate in activities, said Ross, who has managed the library for nine years. “People are coming,” she said. “They’re coming in droves.” (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/23/15)

$6,100 in donations made to library (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 4/24/15)


Unveiling the Florence Davis Reading Lounge at the South Hill branch
Friends and family of its namesake were on hand March 28 for a brief ceremony unveiling the Florence Davis Reading Lounge at the South Hill branch of Pierce County Library System. Davis was a charter member of Friends of South Hill Library, a group that supports and promotes library programs, before the current library building opened in 1990. (South Pierce County Dispatch, Eatonville, 4/15/15)

Silverdale library design intended to mimic surrounding waterways (Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale, 4/17/15)

FVRL approves funding for new Washougal library
The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board has added $250,000 to a cash reserve fund, to go toward a larger library in Washougal. There is already $500,000 for the Washougal project in the FVRL cash reserve. (Camas-Washougal Post-Record, Camas, 4/21/15)

City to borrow $750K for new library HVAC
The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved borrowing $750,000 in general obligation bonds to pay for a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the Walla Walla Public Library. (Union-Bulletin, Walla Walla, 4/23/15)

New library digs in downtown Sunnyside (Daily Sun News, Sunnyside, 4/24/15)

Letters & Editorials

Wadham considered an authoritative literary resource (The Herald, Puyallup, 4/15/15)

Library and Rotary earn kudos for project (Bainbridge Island Review, Bainbridge, 4/17/15)

Libraries change lives
This letter to the editor from Wes Teterud of Spokane Valley discusses the value of libraries and encourages voters of Spokane Valley/Millwood to vote yes on August 4 for two new libraries, the expansion of one existing library and the remodel of another. (Spokesman Review, Spokane, 4/23/15)


Chehalis Library manager reflects on tenure as retirement looms (The Chronicle, Centralia, 4/18/15)


Deer Park Library group garners state service award (Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park, 4/22/15)

Programs & Displays

Visitors to Key Peninsula library embrace henna art
The Key Center Branch of the Pierce County Library hosted an all ages henna program to provide an opportunity for children and adults to learn more about the rich cultural history of henna art. The program was sponsored by Friends of the Key Center Library. (Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor, 4/15/15)

Library slates ‘block party’
The public library in Reardan is sponsoring a “block party” in cooperation with the Washington State Library. But look out – the blocks involved are of the Lego variety! The State Library, in partnership with Timberland Regional Library, is bringing Junior Maker Spaces to libraries throughout Washington by providing a visiting toolkit which contains 10,000 Lego bricks. (Davenport Times, Davenport, 4/16/15

Library offers print magazines on digital services
Timberland Library began subscribing to Zinio – a product that offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Users can browse our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines that can be downloaded. (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/16/15)

Chelan Public Library hosts 3D printer class
Twelve students attended Make It Now! Having Fun with 3D Printers, a free class held April 7 at the Chelan Public Library. The event was sponsored by Mobile Maker Space of the North Central Regional Library (NCRL). NCRL received a 3D printer grant from the Washington State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. A separate grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and overseen by the Washington State Library, covers Maker Space technologies electronics, robotics, audio/video productions and web design usage. (Douglas County Empire Press, East Wenatchee, 4/16/15)

[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 and Leanna Hammond 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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