Blog Post – September 25, 2017

Fall Cornucopia of Library Programs

A wonderful array of programs for all ages is planned at the North Tillamook Library this fall. Programs including information on self-publishing, a program on African dance, music and stories and Oregon storyteller Christopher Leebrick will usher in the Halloween season with “The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Thrillers.”

Visit the Library Friends website and click on calendar for the latest on programs at the library.

Volunteer Appreciation Party a Success

In the end the weather cooperated and we had sun for our September 8, 2017 Garden Party in appreciation of all of the volunteers who support our Library. Kay Stepp and Garry Bullard once again opened their lovely yard to some 42 volunteers and Board members who were able to attend.

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Former Friends President Kay Steep, her husband Garry Bullard – and Bo – hosted the appreciation event in the backyard garden of their Manzanita home. (All photos courtesy Linda Petersen.) 

There was much good conversation, beverages and food. Heidi Cummins at The Roost in Wheeler catered the food, with many comments about the tasty morsels she made for our enjoyment. Stop in at The Roost for a tasty breakfast pastry or a good sandwich for lunch and let Heidi know you appreciated her efforts.

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Food for the Volunteer Appreciation Party was catered by Heidi Cummins at The Roost in Wheeler.

Friends President Madeline Olson said it was a pleasure meeting new volunteers and greeting others who have been volunteers for several years. Library volunteers read for story time, sort and price books, move and tally books, cashier for the Book Sale, help maintain our lovely Library grounds and generally help when something needs to be done. Thank you volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you.

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Friends President Madeline Olson and board members Monica Isbell and Jo Newhouse

September 16, 2017 Board Meeting

The Board met with several Board Members excused. We received reports on Membership, Financial Status, Outreach and Governance. The Board and volunteers has a productive summer with a successful 30th Anniversary Celebration and the Leave a Legacy Campaign. Memberships have reached 341 and donations and sustaining donors have increased.

Planning for the renovation of the patio is proceeding. There will be a strong slate of Board candidates for 2018 recommended by the Nominating and Governance Committee to the November 18, 2017 Board Meeting. The full Board agreed to meet September 26th to develop a 2018 Action Plan. Board Members present agreed to start 2018 Board Meetings at 8 AM.   The TCL had a busy summer with well-attended reading programs for all ages and with the unveiling of Captain Book at the local summer parades.

All Friends members are welcome at Board Meetings.

Library Garden Clean Up

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Volunteers Amy Bell and Karen Babbitt help keep our library garden in top shape.

A small, but dedicated, group turned out on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to plant a new Daphne near the Library work room door. The crew also transplanted a number of plants, weeded, cut back spent blooms and tamed a few aggressive growers. We also enjoyed warm beverages, cookies and terrific dark chocolate.

Please join us for one of the remaining Library Garden clean up days. They are October 17, 2017 from 9 to 11 AM; note this is a Tuesday rather than our usual Sunday.

 The final Library Garden work party will be Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 10 AM to noon. Treats and warm beverages will be available. It is fun to work with others under the knowledgeable direction of Karen Babbitt. Remember many hands make light work.

Magazine Sales Continue Through Year End

Library Magazine Sales are a perfect reflection of the sharing/caring/recycling character of our community. Members of the community donate current magazines to the Library and the Library Friends sell them for 50 cents. Last year magazine sales brought in over $800 for the Friends, an amount that goes a long way toward library maintenance.

Lightly used magazines covering almost every interest are available at our monthly sale.

The most current issues are on display and for sale during regular Library hours. Once a month the entire collection is brought out for a Saturday sale from 10am to 1pm.

The next monthly sale is Saturday, October 7 with other sales on Saturdays, November 11 and December 16.

Please take your newish magazines – no older than a year – to the Library desk and out volunteers will sort them and sell them. We thank our loyal purchases and reader and Richard and Gail Young who coordinate the Friend’s magazine sales.