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Blog Post – March 21, 2017

New retaining wall graces library’s north side

The North County Library grounds were recently upgraded with a new, environmentally friendly, pre-cast stone retaining wall at the north property line. This wall replaced a rotting wall originally fabricated of creosote-laced railroad ties.

Significant new landscape improvements have been completed

“Jonah and his crew at Seven Dee’s completed the project on time and on budget,” said Lee Hiltenbrand, Maintenance Committee chair. “They also managed to perform the work without disrupting the daily library operations. We’re very appreciative of their efforts.”

Next up is an upgrade of the outdoor patio area located at the southeast corner of the library building.

Got books?

Books (and volunteers) needed for annual book sale

Ann Morgan, coordinator of the upcoming annual NTLF Memorial Day weekend book sale, wants your books… gently-used books that is for the 2017 version of the library’s main fundraiser that will take place Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.

Book sale coordinator Ann Morgan is getting ready for the Friends’ largest annual fundraising event

“It’s a yearlong effort sorting and categorizing donated books,” said Morgan, who has served as book sale coordinator the past four years and been a Library Friend for nearly 25 years. Right now the library has 219 boxes of donated books for this year’s sale, an amount on par with previous years at this time, according to Morgan. Volunteer book sorters have been busy pretty much on a weekly basis since the last book sale just to keep up with the influx of donated books.

Books, excluding encyclopedias, textbooks and sets, such as Time-Life and Readers’ Digest sets, can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.

For the sale itself volunteers are needed to unload the books at the two sale sites, and to assist during the sale.

If you would like to help out with the sale, please contact Ann Morgan, 503-368-6595, or

Reading suggestions

The New York Times recently offered some suggestions for “spring reading.” Here’s a link to the list, including a couple of titles of both fiction and non-fiction. And a while back The Washington Post compiled a list of some of the very best books on American presidents. Find that list here.

Upcoming Library events

The North Tillamook Library has a long list of upcoming programs and events including movies, discussion programs and adult coloring. Check out what will interest you here.

See you at the library!