Blog Post – November 27

Adam Miller Performs Winter Holiday Folksongs December 7

Adam Miller, an internationally regarded autoharpist and an Oregon coast resident, is presenting a program of “Folksongs of the Winter Holidays” at public libraries throughout the west coast, and Manzanita is one of the lucky locations where Miller will perform. His free to the public program will begin at 4:00 pm on December 7.

Miller’s sing-along program features well-known and not-so-well-known traditional folk songs and carols for New Year’s, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host the program in partnership with the North Tillamook Library.

A renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller, Miller travels 70,000 miles a year and has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.

Check out our calendar for other upcoming programs at the library.

November 18, 2017 Board Meeting

The board of the Friends of North Tillamook Library conducted end of year business on November 18 and prepared for the organization’s annual meeting that will be held on January 20, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM at the Library.

The board is recommending a balanced 2018 Budget that includes funding necessary to fulfill its ongoing responsibilities for building operation and maintenance. The proposed 2018 budget also includes initial funding for demolition of the existing patio wall and benches that are in a deteriorating condition, expansion of the patio space, installation of a pergola, new pavers and replacement of the patio wall.

Several recommended revisions and additions to the board’s Policies and Procedures Manual were also approved. The board’s 2018 Scorecard was also approved. The Scorecard is designed to keep the board focused on the tasks required to meet the organization’s 2016 to 2020 Strategic Goals.

Sara Charlton, the Tillamook County Library Director, commented on the mutual self-evaluation involving the two organizations. The Friends organization remains committed to the continued strengthening of its partnership with the Tillamook County Library, as well as expanded local collaborations to bring high quality programs to north Tillamook County.

It is worth noting that the Friends organization enjoys a rare public-private partnership with the county library. The Friends own and maintain the 30-year old library building in Manzanita, while the county library system provides staffing and library materials. The collaboration permits the continued operation of an up to date library in the north county area.

Annual Friends Meeting January 20, 2018

The Annual Meeting of Library Friends will occur from 3 to 5 PM on January 20, 2018 at the Library. Friends in attendance will have the opportunity to vote for a strong slate of officers and directors, as well as make nominations from the floor for board members to serve in 2018.

Please plan to join us for an informative meeting, a chance to meet current and new board members and enjoy light refreshments following the meeting.

Potential Parking Disruption

Early in December – weather cooperating the work could take place on December 7, 2017 – the existing library patio structure will demolished, a shrub removed and a boulder repositioned in preparation for the replacement of the existing patio. Lee Hiltenbrand, chair of the board’s Maintenance Committee, is managing the project and will do all that can be done to minimize disruption for patrons. The Library will remain open during the patio replacement project, but there may be some slight inconvenience regarding parking in the library lot. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Nancy Pearl To Visit North Tillamook County in 2018

Nancy Pearl, “America’s Librarian,” has accepted a joint invitation from the Hoffman Center for the Arts – Manzanita Writers’ Series and the North Tillamook Library Friends to appear at an event on October 20, 2018.

Nancy Pearl, America’s Librarian

Pearl is a book lover’s favorite thanks to her best selling books about books and reading and her regular appearances on National Public Radio. She is a librarian in the Seattle Public Library system.

Details for her appearance are being finalized and more information will be available in the coming weeks. Preliminary plans call for a 7:00 pm program in the auditorium at NCRD. Mark your calendar!


The New York Times has produced its annual list of notable books. You can find many of these at your library. Happy reading. See you at the library.