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The Washington State Library’s Statewide Database Licensing (SDL) project announces the release of an important needs assessment survey for library users.
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Jan 8th 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - Walla Walla County Rural Library Board Opening!



Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing one opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Board of Trustees, to serve a full term of five years. According to the governing statute, terms of appointment are for five years, and no person shall be appointed to serve as trustee for more than two consecutive terms.

The County Rural Library Board of Trustees determines the mission and basic policies for the library's operation and has the supervision, care, and custody responsibilities for all property of the library, including buildings; purchases books and other supplies for the library; has exclusive control of the finances of the library and must submit annually a budget containing estimates in detail of the amount of money necessary for the library for the ensuing year, and certifies same for delivery to the board of county commissioners to allow for levying of taxes for the purposes of the library district; reviews the annual operations budget; helps promote the library; and carries out other duties according to state laws. Board meeting travel costs and other expenses are reimbursable pursuant to the bylaws of the board.

For more information on the Walla Walla County Rural Library, visit their website at www.wwrurallibrary.com. Additional information regarding the board meeting schedule, library board of trustee bylaws, and copies of past minutes can be found under the Library Board section of that website. The board meets on the second Monday of each month, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at various district locations in the county, to review library operations, authorize actions, and ensure that the needs of the library district population being served are met.

Applications can be obtained from the County website (www.co.walla-walla.wa.us), or the Walla Walla County Commissioners' Office (physical: Public Health and Legislative Building, Room 203, 314 W Main / mail: P.O. Box 1506, Walla Walla), or by calling the Commissioners' Office at (509) 524-2505. Completed applications forms must be returned to the county commissioners’ office by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015, via mail, fax, or emailed to wwcocommissioners@co.walla-walla.wa.us. As a part of the selection process, applicants may be interviewed.


Library Access Changes due to City of Walla Walla 
"Pipeline Annexation"

Library District Partners Create Community Gathering Space in Prescott


Residents of Prescott, the Prescott Lions Club, the Friends of the Prescott Library, the Library District, and many local and out of state volunteers worked with the Pomegranate Center, to convert a library owned empty lot into a community gathering space this June.  Check out a video of the build here!  And please come visit!

2015 Reimbursement Program 
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 Your library is offering a new reading program:
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
 


The program encourages parents and daycare providers to read 1,000 books to their infants, toddlers and pre-school age children before they enter Kindergarten.

How it works:
  • Visit your local library today and pick up your first reading log.
  • Track your reading by recording the titles of books read.
  • Return the reading log to your library when you reach 100 books for a free book and pick up your second reading log.
  • Continue reading and receiving free books until you reach 1,000 books!

Visit your local library to get started today!
click here for more information or to download reading logs.





Looking for Kids eBooks?
The Washington Anytime Library now has a Kids Reading Room containing a collection of great ebooks for young readers.  Browse titles by Subject, Collection, and Reading Level.  Try it out!
Your library offers free access to the Microsoft IT Academy for all library patrons through a collaboration between Washington libraries, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
 and the Washington State Legislature.
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