Library Blog – March 12, 2018

Friends Website

Those of you who use our website may have noticed that the Communications Committee has done some work to refresh the site. We’ve also noticed that since we are hosted on a free site, we’ve begun to see ads on the web site. We are going to explore our options for web hosting, as we don’t want to be associated with any particular advertisement.  You can let us know what you think by emailing us at

By the way: The next North Tillamook Library Friends board meeting is schedule for March 17 at 8:00 am at the library.

Spring Clean Up – April 8

Spring Gardening April 8

Perhaps you have been a North Tillamook Library volunteer in the past or maybe you think of yourself as a person who enjoys being out-of-doors.

Please think about combining both interests and help keep our library grounds beautiful. Three or four times a year volunteers assemble to keep the library grounds ship shape with plantings, pruning and general clean up.

Board member Becky Berg has issued a call for volunteers to the year’s first “garden party” on Sunday, April 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. It is a fun, valuable way to help the library and spend some outdoor time with others who value the library as a great community asset.

Come and join us, and bring someone new to the community if you like, as well as your favorite gardening tool and gloves.

Patio Project Update

The outdoor patio project is moving along despite occasional stormy weather. The concrete footings have cured allowing the steel columns to be erected. Much of the work has been occurring off-site including fabricating all the cedar elements necessary for this project. We are excited to have this area fully functional for the summer season. Make sure to view the progress next time you visit our library.

Thank you, Thank you…

As you know, the Library Friends depends upon on the generosity of many, many people to maintain our building and grounds and also develop financial resources that allow us to plan for the future.

We recently received a wonderful “in-kind” contribution from Limb Walkers (Joe Burch) to cover the cost for tree trimming/tree work on the library grounds. Thank you so very much for this generous donation.

Programs, Programs, Programs…

It seems like more programs than ever are available at the library.

Join us every Tuesday for fun, informal sessions of Mahjong. Whether you’ve played before, or are curious about learning, stop in and give it a try. Tuesdays at 3:00 PM

Children’s Story Time continues all year long at the library on Saturday at 11:00 am and Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Story Time – Saturday and Thursday at the Library

And the next classic movie screening is scheduled for March 22 at 6:00 pm. Casablanca, the classic Warner Brothers film from 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be the feature.

Showing at 6:00 pm on March 22


Check our website under “Events” for regular updates.

Library Magazine Sales

Our next Friends’ magazine sale will take place on March 24 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. We offer a wide selection of recent titles from current events to cooking, travel and more. All proceeds support the Library Friends.

And finally…

Steven Kurutz is a features reporter for the New York Times and he recently authored a wonderful tribute to his small-town Pennsylvania library, a magical place full of discovery where Kurutz found the world was just a page turn away.

Here is a sample and a link to his warm and witty essay – “In Praise of the Small Town Library.”

“In the Renovo Library, books were simple containers for pleasure. Far from leaving it in the past, I have never let my lending card lapse. When I brought my wife home to Pennsylvania the first time, I took her to the library. Later, I was invited to become an honorary board member. I find myself returning there again and again, the way a competitive swimmer might return to the clear, still pool where he first moved through water for the joy of it.”

Read the full piece here.

See you at the Library!