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Blog Post – July 30, 2018

North Tillamook Library Welcomes New Staff Member

The Tillamook County Library is proud to introduce Brooke Hua as their new lead worker for the North Tillamook Library. Locals may recognize Brooke as she was formerly employed by the Rinehart Clinic, so she is no stranger to the 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.  “Brooke answered all the 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.”

If you haven’t done so already, please stop in and introduce yourself to Brooke.

The North Tillamook Library Friends welcome Brooke Hua as our new librarian. If you haven’t had an opportunity to meet Brooke, please stop by and say hello. As Madeline Olson, Friends’ President noted, “Brooke started her work with one of the busiest summers I’ve seen and she is helpful, positive and welcoming for all patrons.”

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 a rake or other cleanup tool along with gloves and join us to keep the garden and grounds of our Library in great shape.

New Patio Ready for Use

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The Library’s lovely new outdoor space is a delightful addition to our building


The newly remodeled outdoor seating area is now open for public use just in time for the summer season. This project 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 and note the level of craftsmanship that exists in this functional space. The entire undertaking was funded through a very generous donation from an anonymous patron. The “friends” are very fortunate to have so many thoughtful and giving members in our village.

Great Summer Reads

The literary website – Literary Hub– has an interesting list of some outstanding summer reads. Writer Emily Temple suggests some new titles that bridge the gap between “beach books” and “serious books.” She says “there is a middle ground: great books with distinctive literary and artistic value that are also fit for the beach.”

Find the list here.

Happy summer reading.