The Library has a new Librarian

The Tillamook County Library is proud to introduce Brooke Hua as the new lead worker at the North Tillamook Library. You may recognize Brooke as she was formerly employed by the Rinehart Clinic, so she is no stranger to our area.

Bill Landau, who manages the branch libraries from Manzanita to Pacific City, says he was impressed with Brooke’s organizational skills. “During the training period, Brooke rapidly absorbed everything we taught her about how the Tillamook County Library system works. It is a whole lot of information to take in, but she learned everything so quickly.”

Bill says Brooke was a standout in the interview process too.  “Brooke answered all of our questions with conviction and creativity,” says Bill, “which is just what I was looking for. Plus, I was impressed with her love for the beauty of our area and the people who make up the community. She seems to be the perfect fit for the North Tillamook Library.”

The North Tillamook Library Friends are very happy to welcome Brooke Hua as our new librarian.  Madeline Olson, Friends’ President, says, “Brooke started her work during one of the busiest summers I’ve seen.  She is helpful, positive and enthusiastic.  And she welcomes everyone who visits the Library with her great smile.”

Please say hello to Brooke the next time you are in the Library.


Brooke Hua (photo by Linda Petersen)

The New Patio is Open!

The newly remodeled outdoor seating area is now open for Library patrons to use on those beautiful summer days when you would rather be outdoors.

This lovely new outdoor space is a delightful and useful addition to our building. The patio adds new design elements to the front of the library while maintaining the character of the original building. Take the opportunity for a new outdoor experience during your next library visit.  We are very proud of the exceptional level of craftsmanship that went into creating this functional space.

The entire undertaking was funded by StanCorp Financial with a matching grant from the Stepp Family Trust. The “friends” are very fortunate to have so many thoughtful and giving members in our village.


Mega Magazine Sales

Saturday, August 11

10:30 am til 1:00 pm

This is when we bring out the ENTIRE COLLECTION of recent magazines (up to 6 months old) that are available for only 50 cents per issue.  By one, buy a bunch ….



Come and browse. Stock up for those summer days on the lounge chair when you want to page through the latest fashions, ideas, recipes, how-to’s, articles, hobbies.

Got guests coming?  Outfit your guest room with current reading material that won’t cost you a fortune and also helps out the Library.

Garden Work Now Set for August 12

The chair of our Landscaping Committee, Becky Berg, reminds us that the next Library garden cleanup session will take place on Sunday August 12 from 1:00 to 3:00. Bring gloves and a rake or other cleanup tool and join us to keep the garden and grounds of our Library in great shape.

Make a joyful noise! 

Mookulele is back on August 16 starting at 12:30 pm

The Mookele program came about through a generous private donation of 20 ukuleles to the Tillamook County Library.   So, if you don’t have a uke of your own but would like to get into the spirit of this fun music, please join us at the Library on August 16 at 12:30.

The uke is an easy instrument to learn and we can have you playing in about an hour!  After some basic instruction, and before you know it, you’ll be strumming and singing along with some easy-to-play tunes.

No ukulele experience?
No worries!
No experience needed to join in these fun, musical afternoons.

Local Book Club – Insightful and Inciting

Fourth Friday each month.  New members welcome

On the fourth Friday of nearly every month an erudite conversation can be overheard outside the Fireside Room of NCRD in the early afternoon. It’s the monthly meeting of the book club.

And Gail Young, a retired high school English teacher and former Friends board member, is leading the discussion. After participants give their views of the book, Gail adds her insightful (and incite-full) input.

Her summaries are the result of her years of teaching.  “I’ve never encountered a book I didn’t like,” she says.

She thinks about the writer. “What are the choices that writer made to captivate and challenge the reader?” She examines character, point of view, setting and plot. How is the story told: in chronological order, through flashbacks, in the first person? There are lots of choices.

Sometimes most of these questions have been answered by the time Gail speaks. But she almost always adds some gem. And she does so by asking herself what has the writer done to enchant the reader.

She says she and June Baumler were “bequeathed” the book club. June handles the book selection. And book kits.

Members suggest books and then vote on selections.  Everyone is welcome on the fourth Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

(interview with Gail Young by Patty Reksten)


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