TIMBERLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING NORTH MASON TIMBERLAND LIBRARY 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair W A 98528

Wednesday, May 26,2010

7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting

TENTATIVE AGENDA

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Introductions

3. Approval of agenda

4. Focus on the Local Library - Victoria Rexford

5. Correspondence

6. Public Comments - Limited to three (3) minutes per person

7. Board Comments

8. Executive Director's Report

a. Friends and Board Forum Report - Michael Crose

b. Symphony and Broadband Update - Gwen Culp

c. Family Read Aloud - Ellen Duffy

d. 2011 Budget Update

9. Financial Report - Rick Homchick

10. Voucher Report - Rick Homchick

11. Consent Agenda - All items listed are considered to be routine by the Board and will be

enacted by one motion unless a Board member requests an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion. Items removed will be considered individually in their normal sequence on the Agenda.

a. Approval of Meeting Minutes - April 21, 2010

b. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes - April 26, 2010

b. Payroll Voucher Approval- for April 2010 - - # _

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c. Other Vouchers Approval - for May 2010 - # _

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MOTION to approve the Consent Agenda which includes Minutes of the April 21, 2010 Board,

Meeting; Minutes of the April 26, 2010 Special Board Meeting, Payroll Vouchers through

# in the amount of . Other Vouchers # through # _

in the amount of $

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BREAK

12. Unfinished Business-

a. Logo Survey Results - Jeff Kleingartner

b. Use of Personal E-Mail Accounts for TRL Business

13. New Business

a. Setting a Date for Surplus Property Sale - July 17

b. Board Packets

c. July 28 Board Meeting in Ocean Park

14. Discussion Items

15. Board Reports

a. Search Committee Update

b. Foundation Report

16. Board Roundtable

17. EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 §(i) (if necessary).

18. Adjournment

2010 CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

June 17-

June 23 -

June 24-29- July 20-

July 28 - August 11-13 - August 19 - August 25- September 15 - September 21 - September 29 - October 21 - October 27- November 9- November 17 - December 23 - December 29 -

Facilities Committee

Board Meeting - Mountain View

ALA National Conference - Washington, DC Policy Committee

Board Meeting - Ocean Park WLAlPNLA Conference - Victoria, BC Facilities Committee

Board Meeting - Raymond

All Staff Training Day at St. Martins Policy Committee

Board Meeting -Naselle

Facilities Committee

Board Meeting - Aberdeen

Policy Committee

Board Meeting - Service Center Facilities Committee

Board Meeting - Service Center

Focus on North Mason

We want to welcome you tonight to the North Mason Timberland Library. We serve six communities in the north part of the county. According to the local paper, we have about one-third of the county's population here-about 18,000-19,000 people.

You were last here just a little over a year and a half ago, and I'd like to update you on what's happening in our library since then:

Jenny Grenfell, our Youth Services Librarian, participated in a State Library grant project in 2009 called "What's the Big Idea? Science and Mathematics for Young Children in Your Public Library." She was one of four librarians in the state who participated in several activities. Jenny later worked with Ellen Duffy to see how parts of the project could be used here in Timberland. Jenny is also presenting, with others on that State Library team, on this project at the PNlA conference this August.

We've supported Mason County Literacy's presence here in North Mason for many years. We provide them with office and tutoring space. Despite its name, Mason County Literacy doesn't just do literacy in Mason County. They are also active in Thurston County, and will be increasing their presence there over the next few years. I'm just completing a three year term as a board member for MCl, and I've acted as the library representative on the Board.

We are reaching more people than ever with some of our adult programming. last Fall, we had 120 people attend author Richard leMieux's talk. And then Friends really outdid themselves with the program at their annual meeting-they had 160 attendees, with Ed Hume as their featured speaker.

We have three new pieces of art in the library. Stained glass artist Gary Barber donated a striking piece that he created specifically with the library in mind. The second piece of art is a result of an interactive program that we did in the library on the theme of peace. Over 100 patrons participated and each created their own peace circle on a small piece of fabric. One of the local quilting groups then gave of their time, talent and materials, and incorporated these circles into the six banners that you see hanging at our circulation desk. Our Friends purchased the third piece. It is a beautiful pair of small soapstone bears that are currently on display in the children's area. The Friends are in the midst of a long range project that started about five years ago: to enhance our space through art work, and small remodeling projects that help us keep pace with the way we are currently using the library.

I'd like to talk a little bit about how we interact with groups here in the library.

last November the Eighth Grade Humanities Honors Class at our local middle school looked at Timberland's Internet filtering policy as part oftheir Project Citizen studies. They examined our policy and decided to recommend a change. They each wrote a letter, addressed to me. I read every letter, and realized the students probably didn't have all the information that would have been helpful to them in considering the policy. Like any good reference librarian, I wanted them to have that information,

and I also wanted to be responsive to them. So I wrote a letter back to the students, explaining how our filtering policy evolved over the years, and why we have the current policy. This spring, I heard from the students again. They were in the middle of another Project Citizen unit, which was how a bill becomes a law. They had picked a controversial topic, researched it and then proposed a change to the law. The students themselves called me and asked if the class could display the exhibit they created for their project in the library for the community to look at and comment on. We did provide space for that dsiplay, and just a couple of weeks ago, I received a thank-you note from the class. It said:

Thank you so much for letting us display our Project Citizen boards in the North Mason Timberland Library. We are very greatful (sic) ... that you took the time to help us. A thousand thank yous! Sincerely, Sullivan's s" Grade Honors Class ©

Another way that we interact with groups has to do with a service that we provide. It's not very glamorous; it doesn't have the cool factor that wireless access does. It's a quiet, humble service. It's our meeting room. I've attached a list of some of the groups that have used the room in the last eighteen months. You can get an idea of the range of groups meeting here. I'm especially happy when I look at the political category-you see very diverse opinions represented there, yet they all feel welcome to meet here and share their ideas. Probably nothing demonstrates better the library's role as a community meeting place.

Hobbies. Interests and Sports Belfair Block Builders Quilting Group Peninsula Stitchers

Master Gardeners

NM Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club F:67 Camera Club

Artful Rogue Theater

Jane Austen Book Club

Toastmasters

Opportunity 4-H

Belfair Farmer's Market

Peninsula Birdhunters Association

Puget Sound Genealogical Society Belfair Chapter Family History Group

La Leche League

Mothers Offering Mothers Support Club Int'I Parent Advocates

Girl Scouts #316

Cub Scouts Pack 4513 Girl Scout Troop 41711

Boy Scouts Board of Review North Mason Little League North Mason PeeWees

North Mason Girls Softball Association North Mason Youth Soccer Club

Service Clubs and NGO's

Humane Society of Mason County Planned Parenthood Teen Council North Mason Coalition of Churches Relief Society of Belfair

National Association for the Advancement of Haiti Faith in Action

North Mason Lions

Political

Mason County Republicans Mason County Democrats

ss" Legislative District Democrats John Birch Society

North Mason Community Voice League of Women Voters

Environmental Mason-Thurston Land Trust

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Cascade Land Conservancy

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

Lower Hood Canal Watershed Coalition Hood Canal Watershed Education Network

Government

Mason County Sheriff Volunteers Mason County Planning Department

Mason County Public Health (Food Handler's Class) Mason County Fire District #2

Mason County Transportation Authority

WA State Department of Social and Health Services WA State Department ofTransportation

WA State Department of Natural Resources Washington Sea Grant

WA State Attorney General

WA State Department of labor and Industries

WA State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation U.S. Small Business Association

U.S. Census Bureau

VITAjAARP Tax Volunteers

Military and Family Life Consultant

Contractors for WA State meeting with clients

Education

North Mason School District Olympic College

Mason County Literacy Belfair Coop Preschool

Homeowners and Community Organizations Twanoh Falls Beach Club

Belfair Acreage Tracts Homeowners Association Twanoh Falls Beach Club

Belwood Homeowners Association

Timber Tides Homeowners Association Klondike Beach Club Homeowners Association Lakewood Heights Homeowners Association Twanoh Tides Community Club

Olympic Sunset Estates Homeowners Association Beards Cove Community Organization

Blacksmith Lake Road Maintenance Association Olympic Palisades Road and Water Association View Ridge Heights Community Association Klondike Beach Club

Tahuya River Road Maintenance Association Belfair Manor Road Maintenance Association Allison Acres

Riverhill Homeowners Association Bel Aire Cove Community Club Treasure Island Country Club Beards Cove Neighborhood Watch Neighbors Group

Family Read-Aloud Appreciation

Timberland Regional Library Foundation

A special thank you goes to the Timberland Regional Library Foundation. They generously provided paperback copies of the book Read To Your Bunny by Rosemary Wells to participating families. This small book warmly invites families to read together every day - a perfect mirror ofr the Read-Aloud message!

Timberland Friends of the Library

A special thank you to the generous and supportive Friends of the Library groups throughout Timberland. They support the Family Read-Aloud each year with refreshments, programs, books, prizes and hands on volunteer time.

Communications Department

Many thanks to the Timberland Communications Department for creating for creating a lively new look to our Read-Aloud House. This year's house was a spaceship - inspiring imaginations districtwide! Thanks, too, for capturing the spirit of the Family Read-Aloud through promotion in local media. A final thank you for printing the new Early Learning Bookmark just in time to celebrate the Family Read-Aloud.

Thanks to the Youth Services Staff!

A huge thank you to Timberland's Youth Services Staff for embracing the spirit and message of families reading aloud with unique library programs, displays, drawings, incentives, and for so enthusiastically encouraging families and classes to read aloud together. These young children will enter Kindergarten with a greater chance for reading and academic success.

And, hopefully, they will become life-long imagination explorers and lovers of stories.

A Word from District Winners!

It is a distinct pleasure, not unlike being Santa Claus, to call a family in each of our counties to congratulate them on winning a suitcase or backpack full of books!

Aberdeen

The Walker Family of Aberdeen was very excited to hear that they won a suitcase full of books. They have two preschool boys to whom they read many stories this year.

Shelton

The McMorris family of Shelton won a backpack full of books. Mrs. McMorris said that often when she checks on her six year-old son after lights out, she finds him in bed with many, many books there too! She thanked TRL for the many wonderful programs at the Shelton Library.

Naselle

The Zimmerman Family of Naselle won a suitcase full of books. Naselle Library Manager sent Ellen a warm and very special thank-you card from the Zimrnermans. Each of their six children listed favorite books found in the suitcase!

Tumwater

Ellen reached Mrs. Weiks by phone to congratulate her family on winning a suitcase full of books. As it turns out, Mr. and Mrs. Weiks are "adoptive grand-parents" of the Jorge children who actually won the books. The Weiks bring the two Jorge children to the library on a regular basis. They kept the suitcase a surprise until they reached the library. The cover on this year's report features the two Jorge children with their newly discovered suitcase full of books!

Ellen Duffy, Youth Services Coordinator

Timberland Regional Library

Family Read Aloud 2010 Purpose and Outcomes March 2 - April 12, 2010

Purpose: To provide a partnership program with area reading foundations and sponsors that:

• Highlights early learning research

• Promotes the emotional, social and educational value of reading together

• Encourages families to read together every day

• Promotes the enjoyment of families reading together

• Celebrates the birthdays of beloved children's authors Dr. Seuss (March 2) and Beverly Cleary (April 12)

Outcomes:

1. Timberland families read aloud together in rooms all over their house.

2. Timberland families recognize reading aloud as a valuable and enjoyable activity.

3. Timberland families will enjoy participating in the Timberland Family Read

Aloud event together.

Outcome Measures: Survey

Outcomes will be measured through a "60 second" online and in person survey. Staff are asked to distribute surveys or ask survey. questions at librarY programs and events during Family Read Aloud.

1. At least 75% of the families responding to a survey question will report

that they enjoyed reading in more than one room in their house during the Family Read Aloud.

2. At least 75% of families responding to a survey question will identify what

reading aloud has brought to their family and identify favorite programs at their library during the Family Read-Aloud.

3, At least 75% of families responding to a survey question will report that

they would like to participate in another Family Read aloud event.

Outcomes Achieved?

1. Yes - outcome achieved. 97.7% (88) reported enjoyed reading in more than one room in their house during Family Read Aloud.

Room favorites included:

ROOM # of Families who read there

• Bedroom 83

• Living Room 81

• Dining Room 55

• Kitchen 47

• Bafuroom 47

• Family Room 43

• Garden 20

• Porch 16

• Office 14

• Hallway 13

• Stairway 8

• Attic 2

• Mud Room 2

• Garage 2

• Other: Car, Floor, Doghouse, Attic Crawlspace, Tree

2. Yes - outcome achieved. 75.5% (68) families identified at least one outcome that reading aloud has brought to their family and identified favorite library programs at their library during the Family Read-Aloud .... List included in report.

3. Yes-outcome achieved. 100% (90) families reported that they would like to participate in another Family Read Aloud event.

Effectiveness of Program Promotion:

# of families (or teachers) responding to a question about how they found out about a recent library program. They were asked to check ALL that applied.

• Library staff 48

• Family member 25

• Website 18

• Poster/bookmark 16

• Brochure 11

• Newspaper 5

• Email 3

4/10

Family Read-Aloud 2010 Participant Comments

What has Reading Aloud brought to your family?

1. Establishes better routines.

2. Time spent together each day.

3. Laughter and happy memories.

4. Bonding, quiet, calm time.

5. Unity.

6. It has brought us closer and a little more fun during reading time.

7. We read aloud every day but it is a fun way to talk about reading in different rooms.

8. Fun!

9. Together time, learning, laughs.

10. Fun, laughter.

11. More encouragement.

12. Good, quality time together.

13. Coloring pages and free book.

14. A little extra fun.

15. Bath tub reading.

16. Much enjoyment.

17. Many happy hours and shared memories; a family culture.

18. Reading together.

19. Time together.

20. The right way to pronounce things/words.

21. Chance to win books.

22. Family time.

23. Mom can read hard books so I can understand.

24. Entertainment, closeness, learning new things.

25. Books

26. Time together.

27. This is my first time; however story time has encouraged us to read at home more.

28. A sense of continuity; my daughter now tells me logical steps, where she couldn't

before.

29. Brings us closer as a family.

30. Togetherness.

31. It is nice to sit all together and share family time.

32. Even greater familiarity with the library.

33. Family bonding, learning about different subjects and about letters and words.

34. Shared stories, cuddle time.

35. A fun activity to bring us back to the library even more. We love the library staff and the library.

36. We always read to our daughter.

37. A good time to be together, love of books for children.

38. Closer.

39. We love reading together.

40. Closeness and learning.

41. A fun shared experience of great stories.

42. An increase in awareness that we should be reading everyday to our son. (I always knew you should read to older kids, but we're now making a bigger effort with our 8 week-old son.)

43. Endless happiness!!!

44. Everyone reading together, taking turns. Reading for longer periods in the evening and morning.

45. I wish we kept track of books we've read and turn them in at the end for an extra entry

in the drawing.

46. It gives? focus to what we do anyway.

47. It has brought a wonderful new bedtime routine!

48. We have spent a lot of time together and found more genres that our child likes to read.

49. One on one time as she's an older sister.

50. Coloring and keeping track of where we read.

51. Literacy.

52. Tea,legos and connections.

53. Reading for pure enjoyment and sharing a story.

54. Time together.

55. Fun focus on Reading.

56. Brought creativity - cool sticker activity.

57. Adventure - makes them interested in non-computer things. Helped Daniel to be more interested in reading himself.

What library programs were your favorites during the Family Read-Aloud?

• Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

• Irish dancing

• Jill's Pail

• Toddler Time and Book Babies
• The Adventures of Reading
• Preschool Story Time
• D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)
• Cowpokes
• Magic Shows
• Puppet Shows
• Harmonica Pocket
• Ribsy
• Mystery Jars
• Beverly Cleary Guessing Jars Family Read Aloud 2010 Staff Stories

From Aberdeen

Aberdeen Friends are offering a basket of books drawing prize for the Family Read-Aloud. We put it out on the desk in the middle of March, and 10 and behold, we've had 25 more families sign up for the ReadAloud! Thank you Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library!

Bob Stalder

From Amanda Park

Amanda Park held its Family Read-Aloud kick-off event on March 3, celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and his stories. The party began with a reading of I am Not Going to Get Up Today!" The kids gathered around the craft table to make "whovllle" pencils. While everyone worked they talked about the Horton Hears a Who movie and retelling all the funny parts. After refilling their popcorn bowls, we watched cartoons featuring three Seuss favorites. Thirteen families registered for the read-aloud program, and everyone ate cake with punch as the staff drew names for a variety of prizes to celebrate stories.

Kathy Clayton

From Elma

The week of April 5-9 I went to Elma Elementary School to promote the Family Read-Aloud. I read the story of The Empty Pot by Demi aloud to each class during their library time. The Elma Friends donated seeds, and working with the FFA high school students, we planted seeds after the story. Using school visits and family night at the Headstart preschool, I was able to reach nearly 1000 students, teachers and parents.

Donna Simms

From McCleary

A nanny reports that she and her two girls read in every part of the house - even in a tree outside. One place they read (and will never do again) was in the crawl space under the house. It went fine until they ran into spiders and decided-not again under there!

Karen Kienenberger

From Naselle

A three year-old girl shared the story of her family reading in a very funny place! They put pillows in and read in the bathtub! The Friends of Naselle were very generous to the community during the Family ReadAloud. In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, they sponsored a wonderful children's music program by Jill Trenholm at the elementary school for preschool through grade 5 - and all the kids got to enjoy the show in their pajamas!

Michelle Zilfi

From Tumwater

This year we had a promotion with Tumwater School District classes who participated in the Family ReadAloud. All participating classrooms would be entered in a prize drawing for a bag of books for their class and school library. We decided that Clifford would deliver the prizes! The students AND teachers loved having Clifford visit. Clifford sat for a story and participated in hand rhymes and songs. It made our 10-20

minute visits extra special for everyone. The teachers were more than excited to get a bag of books, stickers, bookmarks and posters included in the prize bags. They were all books from our Tumwater Friends of the Library donations as well as hardcover review books. We are planning a similar promotion next year with our schools and will advertise a character visit. This is really going to boost classroom participation and we will really promote each family in the participating classes to participate at home. Brenda Pierce McGuigan

From the Youth Services Coordinator .... Read-Aloud Library Visits

Oakville

Sally Nash and I donned Cat in the Hat hats as we visited Oakville on March 2, birthday of Dr. Seuss!

McCleary

McCleary's Dr. Seuss birthday party featured stories with Cat in the Hat and cake, punch, activities, free books and prize drawings with Cat in the Hat as host! The best part was seeing the faces of Karen and Alicia reading aloud in the comfy "display" chair next to the "display" fireplace. Very clever!

Olympia

At the Olympia Library, we welcomed the music and energy of Harmonica Pocket along with a capacity crowd in the sunny atrium. It was picture perfect - and made especially so afterwards. Olympia staff allowed me to register families for the Family Read-Aloud program. After a lively conversation with a young patron, she stepped back to deliver a beautiful dance for me ..... one of those unforgettable moments in the library. Olympia staff created a unique and eye-catching display with red and white striped paper. Each week a different genre of read-aloud books was highlighted.

Tumwater and Lacey

I followed Harmonica Pocket on to Tumwater and to Lacey for Saturday programs that delighted large family audiences. Lacey highlighted great read-aloud titles with a huge and colorful display of Dr. Seuss hats. Tumwater invited their patrons to choose their favorite Dr. Seuss title in their bright and interactive Read-Aloud bulletin board.

Chehalis

At Chehalis Library performer Jeff Evans wowed yet another crowd of young readers and their parents. The library looked festive and inviting, with Dr. Seuss Hats and green eggs adorning the windows, a ReadAloud/early learning display in the display case and a colorful bulletin board to match. Jeff has the unique ability to delight both children and adults with his magic and his humor.

Shelton

Families attending the Henry Huggins has a Dog and Ribsy is his Name program learned a delightful new version of the B-I-N-G-O song, created a dog with golf balls and googly eyes, crafted doggy bookmarks and colorful Ribsy (and a few Socks) mobiles, and received a free book from the South Sound Reading Foundation.

Ellen Duffy, Youth Services Coordinator

2010 Family Read Aloud Participation
LIBRARY FAMILIES CLASSES TOTAL YOUTH
Preschool-Grade 3
Aberdeen 151 13 507
Amanda Park 13 1 26
Centralia 50 0 100
Chehalis 119 1 210
Elma 11 34 418
Hoodsport 10 0 22
Hoquiam 32 4 136
Ilwaco 6 0 33
Lacey 57 6 87
McCleary 25 10 229
Montesano 55 1 114
Mt. View 18 0 38
Naselle 41 12 223
North Mason .28 1 67
Oakville 32 2 44
Ocean Park 25 0 35
Olympia 232 5 378
Packwood 4 0 4
Raymond 15 0 32
Salkum 100 4 225
Shelton 65 2 146
South Bend 12 4 116
Tenino 9 0 25
Tumwater 98 40 1056
Westport 13 0 25
Winlock 62 16 547
Yelm 123 31 1007
Totals include 5 organizations who registered online
TOTALS 1406 187 5850
2010 2009 2008 2006 2003 2002
1406/187 1365/124 1430/19 1127/99 1102/5 1401/37
(1593) (1489) (1624) (1226) (1160) (1441 ) *The TRL budget constraints substantially reduced the opportunities for YS staff to promote this district initiative person-to-person outside the library building this year. Inspite of this, participation in most libraries was excellent!

Family Read Aloud Programs and Events in Libraries

There were 1580 participants in 40 individual events held at Timberland Libraries in celebration of Family Read Aloud 2010.

2009 1257 participants in 42 events

Family Read Aloud 2010 Library Programs

Grays Harbor County EVENT

ATTENDANCE

Aberdeen Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Aberdeen Junior PageTurner Book Group

Amanda Park Celebrate Seuss!

Hoquiam Four First Fifteen

Hoquiam Reading Magic with Jeff Evans

McCleary A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Montesano Reading Magic with Jeff Evans

Oakville Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Oakville Family Night: Cowpokes

Westport Drop Everything and Read

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March 4,11,18,25 March 6

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Centralia Reading Magic with Jeff Evans March 13 35

Chehalis Reading Magic with Jeff Evans March 13 52

Salkum Dragon Daze Family Program March 19 66

Salkum Fun with Pharaohs April 16 32

Winlock Junior PageTurner Book Group March 18 15

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Hoodsport Creative Conjuring with Jeff Evans March 20 16

North Mason Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday March 4 41

Shelton Dr. Seuss Birthday Party March 2 58

Shelton Creative Conjuring with Jeff Evans March 20 29

Shelton Henry Huggins has a Dog-Ribsy is His Name April 6 45

Pacific County

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Family Day at the Library March 13 8

Family Day at the Library April 10 5

Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt April 7 17

Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt April 7 31

Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday March 5 17

A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party March 9 35

Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt April 1 13

Saturday Game Day March 6 7

Ilwaco Ilwaco Naselle Ocean Park Raymond Raymond Raymond South Bend

Thurston County

EVENT

ATTENDANCE

Lacey Lacey Lacey Olympia Tenino Tenino Tumwater

Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday March 6

Family Game Day April 8

Reading Magic with Jeff Evans March 24

Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday March 4

Reading Magic with Jeff Evans March 24

Beverly Cleary Birthday Party April 10

Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday March 6

75 40 70 300

20 10 110

2010 2009

40 events (2 had 2 sessions) 42 events

Total Participants

1580 1257

Timberland Regional Library

News Release

(360)943,5001· Fax (360)586-6838, www.trlib.org·415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501 Timberland Regional Library; Website: www.TRL.org; Information: 704-4636 in Olympia area, or 1-800-562-6022.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 11,2010

Media Contacts: Leanne Ingle, Communications Specialist, (360) 704-4508, or Ellen Duffy, Youth Services Coordinator, (360) 704-4576.

Library's early learning program offers family fun

TRL annual Family Read-Aloud program begins March 2

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) announces its 2010 annual districtwide Family Read-Aloud program, connecting reading and early learning with family fun. Two nationwide reading initiatives bookend the program: March 2, which is Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day, and April 12, which is Beverly Cleary's Birthday and D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read). Each Timberland library in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties will provide free Read-Aloud kits and most will also host one or more free related events.

"Reading aloud together is one of the most important gifts that a parent can give a child," said Ellen Duffy, TRL Youth Services Coordinator. "Children learn best when they're having fun and interacting with loving parents and other caring adults. Reading together nurtures family relationships and sends children a strong positive message about the value and fun of reading," said Duffy.

Based on early learning research, the TRL Family Read-Aloud program promotes the educational, developmental and social value of families reading aloud together every day from the time children are babies. The program focuses on families, childcare groups and classrooms with children from infancy through grade three, but all ages are encouraged to join in the fun. One of the most entertaining aspects of the program involves families and classes reading aloud together in every room in the home-yes-that includes the basement, bathroom, kitchen, laundry space ...

Make your house a read-aloud house

Families and childcare groups can pick up a free Family Read-Aloud House kit at any of the 27 Timberland libraries beginning March 1. Kits include:

• A new original drawing of a house and its rooms to color-this year's house is a spaceship!

• A free paperback copy of Read to Your Bunny, by Rosemary Wells, compliments of the TRL

Foundation, that charmingly depicts the special gift of reading aloud to a child

• Stickers to place on the drawing as the family reads together in rooms of their own home

• Program information and a reading log in English and Spanish

• A colorful Read-Aloud House door hanger

• A list of books that are especially good for reading aloud

• A prize drawing entry form

Online read-aloud materials and tips

Busy families, childcare providers and teachers who can't make it into their Timberland libraries in early March can begin participating online at www.TRL.org. By the end of February, the Family Read-Aloud webpage will include program information, printable materials and booklists. Then, when participants visit their Timberland libraries in person, they can enter prize drawings, check out children's books and talk with library staff about the whats, hows and whys of sharing books with children.

Finding Read-Aloud Books

Look for these booklists at your Timberland Library or online or ask a friendly library staff person to recommend a book that your family will enjoy reading together.

• 100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School

• 100 Favorite Children's Books

• Books to Read Aloud

Favorite Books ABOUT Reading Aloud

• Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, by Mem Fox, (2008 Revised Edition)

• Reid's Read-Alouds: Selections/or Children and Teens, by Rob Reid, 2009

• The Read-Aloud Handbook," the classic, by Jim Trelease, 6th edition, 2006 and earlier editions

Prizes

• The Big One: Everyone wins good times, lifelong educational benefits and family bonding.

• Five grand prizes: A backpack or suitcase packed with books will be awarded to one family in each ofTRL's five counties.

• Hundreds of books and other prizes provided by local reading foundations, Friends of the Library groups and businesses will be given away to children at local library branches at various times during the program.

Reading aloud is key in reading success

Research shows that young children who are read to each day subsequently perform better in school in all areas of learning. "Reading aloud together is one of the most important gifts that a parent can give a child. And the zany fun of reading in unusual spaces in the home motivates participation and reinforces the joy of reading," said Duffy,

For further details about the family Read-Aloud program, call or visit your local Timberland library or go to www.TRL.org.

Family Read-Aloud events at Timberland libraries

Unless otherwise stated, events are for all ages. At very popular events, children will be seated first.

Grays Harbor Timberland Libraries

Aberdeen, (360) 533-2360

• Feb. 27, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Party and cake with the Cat in the Hat and a Reader's Theater Production of "Horton Hatches the Egg!" Free book for each child.

• April 1, Junior PageTurners Book Group, 3:30-4:30 p.m., grades 1-3. Book chat, games, craft and snacks. Preregister and pick up the book, "Ramona Quimby, Age 8," by Beverly Cleary.

Amanda Park, (360) 288-2725

• March 3, Celebrate Seuss! 4:30-5:30 p.m, Join in a Dr. Seuss celebration with Seuss story DVDs and games. Win books, laugh, eat cake and check out a book.

Hoquiam, (360) 532-1710

• March 4, 11, 18,25, Four First Fifteens, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Librarians will read aloud the first 15 pages of four books each week to whet your appetite.

• March 6, Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join in a performance that celebrates books and magic.

McCleary, (360) 495-3368

• March 2-AprilI2, Mystery Jars Figure out the titles of Beverly Cleary and Dr. Seuss books from clues in the guessing jar and enter a prize drawing.

• March 13, A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, 1-2:30 p.m. Play games, hear stories and have some cake.

Montesano, (360) 249-4211

• March 6, Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join in a performance that celebrates books and magic, and have some cake for Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Oakville, (360) 273-5305

• March 13, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Join in songs and games, enjoy some cake, and hear celebrity readers.

• March 18, Family Night: Cowpokes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create your own brand and lasso a cow.

Enjoy tall tales and cowpoke tunes and cookin'. Wear pajamas if you like.

Westport, (360) 268-0521

• March 6-Aprill0, Weekly Book Drawing. For families who have registered for Read-Aloud at Westport library. Each child in the family through grade 6 will be able to select a book.

• April 10, D.E.A.R.: Drop Everything And Read! 1-2 p.m. Read aloud or listen at this D.E.A.R. event in celebration of Beverly Cleary's birthday. Cake and prizes for everyone.

Lewis County Timberland Libraries

Centralia, (360) 736-0183

• February 27, Birthday Candle Guessing Jar. How many birthday candles are in the library's jar? Closest guess wins a small prize.

• March 13, Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Explore the magic of reading with favorite book characters and enjoy a piece of cake for Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Chehalis, (360) 748-3301

• March 13, Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Join in a performance that celebrates books and magic.

Salkum, (360) 985-2148

• March 19, Dragon Daze Family Program, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Stories, games and activities.

Discover your royal name, jump the moat monster and pin the flame on the dragon.

• April 16, Fun with Pharaohs, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Write hieroglyphs, compete in a "cat mummy" race, craft Egyptian accessories and learn about a fascinating ancient culture.

Winlock, (360) 785-3461

• March 18, Junior PageTurners Book Group, 1-2 p.m. and 3:30 -4:30, grades 1-3. Book chat, games, craft and snacks. Preregister and pick up the featured book, "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" by Beverly Cleary.

Mason County Timberland Libraries

Hoodsport, (360) 877-9339

• March 20, Creative Conjuring with Jeff Evans, 1-1:45 p.m, Science stunts, wacky inventions and magical mayhem.

North Mason (Belfair), (360) 275-3232

• March 4, Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday, 4-4:45 p.m, Music and theater with lots of audience participation celebrates Seuss and some of his best-loved stories.

Shelton, (360) 426-1362

• March 2, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, 11-11:40 a.m. and 4-4:40 p.m. Play games, listen to stories, and have a good time celebrating Dr. Seuss.

• March 20, Creative Conjuring with Jeff Evans, 3:30-4:15 p.m, Science stunts, wacky inventions, and magical mayhem.

• April 6, Henry Huggins has a Dog and Ribsy is his Name, 2-4 p.m. Dog-gone good art projects. Young children may need adult assistance.

Pacific County Timberland Libraries

Ilwaco, (360) 642-3908

• March 2, Read-Aloud Guessing Jar, 1-1 p.m. Make the closest guess to the number of fish in the guessing jar and win a prize.

• March 13, Family Day at the Library, 1-2 p.m, Join library staff for Dr. Seuss stories, games and crafts.

• April 10, Family Day at the Library, 1-2 p.m. Join in Beverly Cleary's birthday with cake, games and activities.

Naselle, (360) 484-3877

• April 7, Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt, 1-1:45 p.m. Join in a spring break scavenger hunt and find out where Henry, Otis, and Ramona are hiding.

Ocean Park, (360) 665-4184

• April 7, Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt, 3-3:45 p.m. Join in a spring break scavenger hunt and find out where Henry, Otis, and Ramona are hiding.

Raymond, (360) 942-2408

• March 5, Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday, 1-1:50 p.m, Music and theater with lots of audience participation celebrates Seuss and some of his best-loved stories.

• March 9, A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, 3:30-5 p.m. Play games, hear stories, and have a good time celebrating Dr. Seuss. Guess the story and win prizes!

• April 1, Beverly Cleary Scavenger Hunt, 3:30-4:30 p.m. What's that Ramona up to now? Join in a spring scavenger hunt and find out where Henry, Otis, and Ramona are hiding at the library. There will also be some egg dyeing.

South Bend, (360) 875-5532

• March 6, Saturday Game Day Party, 1-2:30 p.m. Play games and have cookies and punch to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday.

Thurston County Timberland Libraries

Lacey, (360) 491-3860

• March 6, Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Music and theater with lots of audience participation celebrates Seuss and some of his best-loved stories.

• April 6, Linda Severt's JuggleTunes, 11 a.m.-noon. Circus arts, puppets and music including songs that inspire kids to read.

• April 8, Family Game Day, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Drop in and play board and electronic games.

Olympia, (360) 352-0595

• March 4, Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday, 10-10:50 a.m. Music and theater with lots of audience participation celebrates Seuss and some of his best-loved stories.

Tenino, (360) 264-2369

• March 24, Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Celebrate reading with magic and favorite story book characters.

• April 10, Beverly Cleary Birthday Party, 3-4 p.m, Celebrate Beverly Cleary's birthday with cake, hats, singing and readings from her books.

Tumwater, (360) 943-7790

• March 6, Harmonica Pocket's Dr. Seuss Birthday, 11-11:45 a.m. Music and theater with lots of audience participation celebrates Seuss and some of his best-loved stories.

Timberland Regional Library provides for the information, reading and lifelong learning needs of the Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston county public at 27 community public libraries and 7 library service partner locations, Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in a library's program may contact the library one week in advance.

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LAND REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING OLYMPIA TIMBERLAND LIBRARY 313 8TH A venue SE, Olympia WA 98501 Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DRAFT MINUTES

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Hall, Emmett O'Connell, Steve Hardy, Edna Fund, John Braun, and Judy Weaver.

BOARD MEMBER EXCUSED: Tom Schaeffer.

STAFF PRESENT: Michael Crose, Sally Nash, Gwen Culp, Judy Covell, Rich Park, Jeff Kleingartner, Tim Mallory, Ellen Duffy, Liz Boston, Leanne Ingle, Lhisa Reish, Cheryl Heywood, Jinny Burns, David Seckman, Susan Faubion, Carrie Dye, Sara Pete, Adrienne Doman, and Marian Thompson.

GUESTS PRESENT: Mayor Doug Mah, Craig Hanson, Jean Finley, and Mary Belz.

President Bob Hall welcomed everyone to-Olympia and then called the Regular Board meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

AGENDA ITEM

1. Steve Hardy led the pledge of allegiance.

2. Self introduction of Board Members, staff and the public were made.

3. Approval of Agenda -

10-15 - JUDY WEAVER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AND EDNA FUND SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

4. Focus on the Local Library - Before giving her focus on Olympia, Cheryl Heywood, Olympia library manager, welcomed everyone to Olympia and then introduced Mayor Doug Mah.

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"Olympia loves its library!" Mayor Doug Mah exclaimed and then he welcomed the Board and guests to Olympia. He stated that even in tough economic times, the City of Olympia is going to upgrade the library building as finances allow including, among other things, upgrading the HV AC system to become more energy efficient. The great partnership between the City of Olympia and TRL has been positive for both and will continue. As far as the future is concerned, he went on to say that Olympia is looking into the possibility of either another library on the Westside in a business park or of a kiosk. The library continues to add value and opportunity to the community.

Cheryl Heywood then introduced her supervisors, Mary Belz, President of the Friends and Jean Finley, also from the Friends. Cheryl again thanked everyone for corning and gave a brief update on programs and events at the library since the Board last visited in 2007.

5. Correspondence - Michael Crose read a letter from Secretary of State Sam Reed donating a biography and oral history of Nancy Bell Evans to the TRL collection.

6. Public comments - There was no public comment.

7. Board comments - Judy Weaver thanked the City of Olympia and the TRL Olympia staff for welcoming the Board.

Edna Fund thanked Michael Crose for allowing copies of flood plains documents to be made at the library during a public meeting so that all attending the meeting could be informed.

8. Interim Executive Director's Report - Michael Crose gave a brief report on the TRL district events of 2009 as well as the outlook for 2010. He stated that because of the careful steps taken with the budget to reduce service levels in a very measured way, we were able to protect library services and were able to balance the revenues and expenditures while providing excellent equitable service at all 27 libraries. He reported on the new TRL website and the fact that all 27 libraries would have a presence on FaceBook.

TRL is right on target with budget both in terms of revenues and expenditures according to Mr. Crose.

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Mr. Crose displayed a certificate given to the TRL Green Team for its recycling efforts in Thurston County which we are applying to all our libraries. Mr. Crose stated he was very proud of the employees taking part in these efforts.

9. Financial Report Michael Crose presented the financial report, highlighting various expenses and revenues that have occurred during the normal course of business.

10. Voucher Report - Michael Crose presented the voucher statements and declared that the voucher report showed the normal flow of business.

11. Consent AgendaO

10-16- EDNA FUND MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WHICH INCLUDED THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 31, 2010 REGULAR BOARD MEETING, AND PAYROLL VOUCHERS #50328 THROUGH #50395 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,106,749.69; AND OTHER VOUCHERS #96050 THROUGH #96211 IN THE AMOUNT OF $259,870.19; JUDY WEAVER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

The President called for a 15 minute break. Meeting came back to order at 8:05 p.m.

12. Unfinished Business -

a. Amendment to the Bylaws -The final draft was presented at the March meeting. There being no further changes or discussion:

10-17 - EDNA FUND MOVED THAT THE CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS AS PRESENTED BE APPROVED AND JUDY WEA VER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

b. Reaffirming Board Committee Assignments - After discussion,

10-18 - STEVE HARDY MOVED TO RECONFIRM THE BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. JOHN BRAUN SECONDED THE MOTION,

Judy Weaver stated that she was on too many committees and would like to get off the Budget Committee. After discussion, Emmett O'Connell agreed to serve on the Budget Committee.

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10-19 - JUDY WEAVER MOVED TO AMEND THE ORIGINAL MOTION CONCERNING THE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS BY REPLACING HER WITH EMMETT O'CONNELL ON THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. EDNA FUND SECONDED THIS MOTION WHICH PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE ORIGINAL MOTION (10-18), THE AMENDED BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY:

TIMBERLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 2010

BOARD PRESIDENT PRESIDENT -ELECT

Bob Hall Steve Hardy

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Emmett O'Connell Bob Hall

Steve Hardy

POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE

Edna Fund

Tom Schaeffer Emmett O'Connell

TRL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FOUNDATION BOARD Steve Hardy

Judy Weaver

FACILITIES COMMITTEE Tom Schaeffer

John Braun

Judy Weaver

c. Executive Director Selection Committee - Judy Weaver gave a brief report on the Apri119 meeting and the future steps to be taken. She thanked the

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Human Resources Department and staff for being so organized and efficient that the committee was able to get through all of the applications in one day. She also thanked Tim Mallory for his assistance in getting the applications out to qualified people at the PLA and ALA conferences. She stated that the next step would be telephone interviews by the Selection Committee on April 26. At the end of that meeting the Board would hold an Executive Session to determine who would proceed further in the process including being presented to the TRL District for a question and answer forum.

13. New Business - There was no new business.

14. Discussion Items - Gwen Culp, Information Technology Manager, informed the Board that the new TRL web page had been launched about an hour earlier and that each library would have its own FaceBook page. In addition, Ms. Culp gave a brief update on the broadband grant status - there is nothing definitive in writing yet.

15. Board Report-

a. Facilities Committee - Michael Crose gave a Facilities Committee report on the progress with Yelm, Ocean Shores and Oakville. Yelm's Mayor Harding has been sent a letter signed by the Board of Trustee's President and Mr. Crose stating that TRL is planning to honor their end of the ten year agreement which will mean the Yelm library will close in December 2011.

Mr. Crose stated that he has met with certain Ocean Shores elected officials and will be meeting with community groups in the future concerning Ocean Shores annexing to Timberland. He stated that should Ocean Shores try to put the matter on the ballot, the earliest would be August 2010 which would be too late to annex to Timberland in 2011.

The Facilities Committee still needs to look at the Grand Mound/Rochester/Oakville corridor to determine the best solution for TRL patrons in those areas.

Mr. Crose informed the Board that the Rainier Kiosk would be featured at the Rainier Open House on May 8 and everyone is invited.

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16. Trustee Roundtable -

Steve Hardy reminded everyone of the Friends and Board Forum on Saturday and stated it was a good way to connect with people.

Edna Fund commented on the importance of TRL's "Book Babies" and other children's programs and stated that 50% of the children in Lewis County start school behind.

John Braun stated that he is in the Navy Reserve and his unit is being mobilized. He will be deployed for seven months so his last Board meeting will be May 26. He will meet with the Lewis County Commissioners to discuss whether they want to hold his Trustee position open for him until he gets back or appoint a new Trustee.

Emmett O'Connell commented on the social media guidelines that let staff know the ground rules.

Bob Hall commented on the service stories that staff had submitted. He also urged the Trustees to attend the Friends and Board Forum on Saturday. In addition, he also stated that he would not be at the May Board meeting but President-elect Steve Hardy will preside at that meeting.

There being no further business, President Bob Hall adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

President

Secretary

TIMBERLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING Administrative Service Center

415 Tumwater Blvd SW Tumwater, WA 98501-5799 Monday, April 26, 2010

DRAFT MINUTES

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Edna Fund, Judy Weaver, Emmett O'Connell, Stephen Hardy, and Tom Schaeffer.

STAFF PRESENT: Rich Park, Sally Nash, Judy Covell, Gwen Culp, Michelle Zilli, Patty Ayala Ross, Jamie Allwine, Toni Costa, and Marian Thompson.

GUESTS PRESENT: Mary Belz, and Carolyn Dobbs.

President-elect Steve Hardy called the Executive Director Search Committee to order at 8:08 a.m. and welcomed everyone and explained the purpose of this meeting would be to go into Executive Session and interview candidates by telephone. Mr. Hardy suspended the meeting for an Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 §(m)(2) and RCW 42.30.110 §(g).

The meeting was called back to order at 3:22 p.m. without a quorum, and, there being no further business, Judy Weaver adjourned the meeting at 3:23 p.m.

President

Secretary

Logo Research Project Summary Results

Timberland Regional Library's Communications Department researched the recognition level of both logos the library system has displayed to the public. This includes the logo with the acronym (trl.) and the logo used on library cards resembling a lone tree with the moon. Beyond inquiring into the recognition levels of each logo, additional questions were asked pertaining to keywords or phrases that describe these logos and also keywords or phrases that describe Timberland Regional Library today and into the future.

The research was conducted on several fronts, including surveys of patrons, staff, the community and a core group of staff representing the board of trustees, Director's Advisory Council, libraries, youth services and Communications graphic design team.

A critical component of the research yielded keywords that across all surveys were mentioned consistently. These can be used to better understand how the public, patrons and staff visualize Timberland Regional Library. These keywords can be vital in the development of the next strategic plan and possibly district's mission.

For guidance, the district's Communications team utilized research and our background and near-century of combined experience in design, marketing and branding to define the term "logo" for our audiences. The definition of a logo is a succinct visual impression that symbolizes the core values of an organization. It must be memorable and distinctive. A successful logo is easily recognized, instills confidence in the organization, strengthens relationships and encourages loyalty from customers and those within the organization.

The following pages illustrate the individual results from these surveys conducted between February and May 2010. Keywords that continued to be mentioned by staff, patrons, and community citizens about what words they associate with Timberland Regional Library include - community, information, books, library; education/learning/knowledge, computers/technology; friendly; service/librarians; reading; entertainment and fun.

A critical component of the research came with community citizens, some of whom are not library users. Recognition by the community overall in all five counties was low, as 60% of those surveyed did not recognize either logo, while 27% recognized the trl. logo and only 13% the tree/moon logo. Also, 1 in 4 young people confused the trl. logo with a long-time MTV show entitled "Total Request Live" that used its acronym often. Nearly 20% of community citizens also said the tree/moon logo was for Weyerhaeuser or another logging company.

In the paper survey for patrons, the most striking response was to the question of what words you associate with Timberland Library in comparison to the other two questions about what words the trl. logo and the tree/moon logo conveys. A strong logo mark should see similarities in what words the current logo conveys to what words they associate with the organization. Keywords that came up in the words associated with Timberland Regional Library that did not in the current logos question include - community, computers/technology, friendly; education/learning/knowledge, service/librarians, entertainment and fun ..

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Logo Research Project Summary Results

The core group developed keyword descriptions of the library system to compare with the other groups surveyed and once they developed their list of words and then looked at each logo mark their consensus was that neither mark reflected the keywords they associate with the library district.

Finally, it's the recommendation based on this research that since neither of the current logos reflect the organization's mission or the keyword descriptions provided by its audiences and recognition level is low, Timberland Regional Library's Communications team should move forward with developing concepts based on keywords gained from the research for a new logo, Communications will bring those concepts and rationale to a future board meeting for review, discussion and possible selection.

Community Survey Results

Community Surveys were conducted in all five counties with at least 50 participants in each county. These surveys took place in high traffic gathering places, including supermarkets, health clubs, department stores and malls. A total of 322 residents of diverse ages and ethnicities were surveyed. Of those surveyed 89 people recognized the trl, logo, 41 recognized the tree/moon logo and 192 did not recognize either logo.

The charts below show the response in each county and overall response within the district.

Grays Harbor

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl, logo

recognized tree/moon logo

Mason County

15%

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl, logo

recognized tree/moon logo

Pacific County

8%

Additional results

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl, logo

recognized tree/moon logo

Lewis County

• In addition to the recognition level of the logos, those surveyed were asked for keywords/short phrases they would use to describe Timberland Regional Library. The following terms were mentioned by at least twice - books (12), computers (6), librarians (5), elementary school (3), homework (3), old/historical (4), events (3), volunteers (3), purple card (2), place to read (2).

10%

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl. logo

recognized tree/moon logo

Thurston County

9%

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl. logo

recognized tree/moon logo

District Survey Results

13%

IIli did not recognize either

IIli recognized trl, logo

recognized tree/moon logo

• Nearly 1 in 4 people (estimated to be <35) thought the TRL. logo was the long-time MTV show "Total Request Live" & almost 20% said the moon/tree logo was Weyerhaeuser or another logging company.

• Most of those surveyed who were willing to be asked additional questions, were asked if either logo reflected their image of a public library or conveyed the words they provided about Timberland Regional Library and the majority answered no.

Patron Logo Survey Results

Question #1: What Keywords/Ideas do you associate with the TRL. logo?

Timberland Regional Library (102) library (27) nothing (14)

books (10) reading (5) trail (5)

Timberland (4)

trailer (4)

information (3)

Question #2: What Keywords/Ideas do you associate with the tree/moon logo?

tree (58) timber (17) forest (14)

nothing (13) Timberland (10) peaceful/serene (6) Washington state (5) logging (3)

woods (3)

northwest (12) evergreen (8) nature (6) library (4)

rural (3)

Timberland Regional Library (12) environment (6)

green (4)

moon (4)

sun (3)

Question #3: What Keywords/Ideas do you associate with Timberland Regional library?

Books (54) community (16) computers (14)

friendly (14) Learning (14) reading (12)

information (12) library (12) knowledge (9)

entertainment (8) service (8) region (8)
TRL (8) available to all (6) trees (6)
DVDs (5) easily accessed (5) resource (5)
helpful (5) access (4) family (4)
Timberland (4) large (4) internet (4)
best source of information (3) CDs (3) free (3)
fun (3) history (3) joy (3)
movies (3) timber (3) warm (3) Question #4: Does either logo convey the words you provided in Question #3?

., 64 of 211 (30%) of respondents felt the TRL. logo represents the library system by the words they provided in Question #30

• 13 of 211 (6%) respondents felt the tree/moon logo represents the library system by the words they provided in Question #3 .

., 69 of 211 (33%) respondents feel both logos represent the library system in the words they provided in the survey .

., 63 of 211 (30%) respondents felt neither logo represented the library system in the words they provided in the survey.

Staff Logo Survey

Number of respondents - 50

Question #1: What keywords or short phrases describe Timberland Regional library today and into the future?

Community Space/Hub/Center - 16 Information - 11 education/learning - 9

service - 6

fun -5

Library - 5

Current/cutting edge- 5 Technology - 4

Lifelong learning - 4

reading - 4

entertain(ment) - 4 programs/events -4

access(ible) - 4

TRL- 3 stable/reliable 3 resources - 3 books - 3

people - 3 Literacy - 2

Neither logo is library-related -2 local- 2

free -2

Friendly - 2

Connecting learning to life - 2 Combine logos - 2

Question # 2: Does the TRl. logo reflect the words or phrases you associate with Timberland Regional Library?

Yes - 54% No -46%

Question #3: Does the Tree/Moon logo reflect the words or phrases you associate with Timberland Regional library?

Yes - 45% No -55%

Core Team Logo Research

Keyword Descriptions - Timberland Regional Library February 17, 2010

Outreach Opportunities Hope Dream Vision Success Education

Lifeline

Safety net Grow

Community

Gather Thinking place Imagining Gathering Meeting Self-directing Education

Self improvement Individuality (customization) Service (personal service) Welcoming

Center

Heart

Sharing

Recommendation Collaboration Green [sharing] Resources

Value (green $) ~ dollar stretching Reuse

Serendipity - meeting

Diversity

Culture

Lifelong Learning Confidence

People Connect Interaction Personal Partnership

Items in bold came up consistently in all survey groups.

Trust/Confidentiality Stories

Explore, Imagination

Experience

Expand Horizons

Window on the world Broadening (not fattening)

Emphasize DISTRICT

Value - dollar goes farther Sharing

Wider variety

Mountains ~ coast

Sense of place size - geography 5 counties

Anchor Reliability

Stability/longevity (community) Change + adaptability

Inclusive

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Open to all

Free Access

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CENTRALIA

One evening, I placed holds on ten Star Wars chapter books for a young boy. A week later, he came in with his mom to pick up his holds. His mom told me "you really came through -- he has nine to pick up today." The boy literally clapped his hands with glee because his books had arrived!

Submitted by Linda Conroy, Senior Librarian - Youth Services

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A Headstart pre-school class came in for a special story time and library tour. While Donna entertained the class with some stories Michele and David worked as a team to complete around 20 library cards as the parents of the students had filled out applications beforehand. Many of the kids were thrilled to be checking out books for the first time with their very own library card!

Submitted by David Seckman, Library Manager

HOQUIAM

We have two stories that came in within 5 minutes of each other. One patron who has a 3-year-od and an infant brought us a card that said No matter what is going badly at home, we know that we will always have a good time at the library and that we will have the staff greet us and show us that we are welcome. The other patron offered to buy us all lunch. He said his father enjoyed coming to the library and we took good care of him. "My father is ill and very hard to please, but he always has good things to say about the library and the staff. I would like to buy your lunch to thank you for putting up with him." We told him that his father was never a problem and that we really liked his visits. Submitted by Mary Thornton, Library Manager

LACEY

A patron asked to see me and wanted to know if I remembered her. She went on to say, "Four years ago, when I moved to Washington, you helped me with starting a foundation. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that it's been up and running now for four years." It's nice to hear how things turn out!

A Lacey patron went up to Linda at Fred Meyer's and told her that she had changed her life. Linda had given her local resources for her son with

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schizophrenia, and since then, her son had gone on to get his GED and found a job at Morningside.

Submitted by Andrea [ungkuniz, Senior Librarian Adult Services

MCCLEARY

A student came in 15 minutes before closing asking for books on socioeconomic inequality. Chances of finding something like that in a book form at closing in our little library isn't very likely. And, of course it seemed to be the busiest time of day-a patron was getting a new library card, someone wanted help checking out and the phone was ringing. (It felt like one of those interview scenariosl) I took a deep breath, prompted her for more information and thought of our reference databases. I took her to the catalog computers and showed her how to use Proquest (one of my favorites). While Alicia, McCleary's Library Assistant helped the person checking out and answered the phone, I finished the library card. I went back to check on the patron. I talked with her some more and found out all she really needed was information so her teacher could show her how to write up a bibliography. I showed her how to print the abstracts of the magazine articles. She was thrilled. She then told me she also needed to be able to tell the teacher how she would go about finding a book in the library on the topic she needed. I thought how cool that a teacher actually thought to have the students learn how to find books on their own. I showed her how to do a quick catalog search, we found a book that would work, she printed off the catalog info, and I explained where it would be on the shelf if we actually had the book in McCleary. She was thrilled that it was so simple to do all of this. And I was pleased that this was such a great learning experience for her and we got it done in time to close the library. I also did joke that she could tell the teacher the way she would find a book in the library was to go to the reference desk and ask the person working to help her find the book

Submitted by Karen Kienenberger, Library Manager

NORTH MASON

First story submitted by Corene McDaniel: An honors class from the local middle school brought in a large display as part of their "Project Citizen" unit on how a bill becomes a law. Their proposed law change had to do with sex offenders and consensual sex between young adults and older teens. It was a provocative display and a home school mom took immediate exception to it. Our Youth Services librarian, Jenny Grenfell, spoke to her, describing the assignment and the details of their proposal. The patron left satisfied with Jenny's explanation. The next week, she returned and made a point of speaking again to Jenny, thanking her for the careful explanation, and indicating that Jenny had

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taken what was startling to her and made it understandable. Second story submitted by Jenny Grenfell: A patron needed a test proctored at the North Mason library. After the test was completed, he sent Jenny an email saying "Thanks again for helping to proctor my exam today. It makes it easy to have the service available at my local library. It looks like I scored a 100%. Must have been the environment."

Submitted by Victoria Rexford, Library Manager

OAKVILLE

A patron who recently moved to Oakville had found out that there was a library in her own town so she decided to visit us. The patron was very delighted with the size of our library and of the chance to use our computers. Since she had never been to the Oakville Library before, she asked a lot of questions about the library system, where to find different genres, etc. I gave her the grand tour and showed her how to log onto the computers. Our patron left very happy and very excited to come back and enjoy the Oakville Library.

Submitted by Lin Capps/OK

OCEAN PARK

One of the many retirees who live in the Ocean Park area recently told us about how much he appreciates the library. He lost much of his retirement savings in the latest recession and is on a tight budget. The library represents a great bargain for him. He can come in everyday and stay in touch with the world through the Internet and newspapers.

We recently had a call from a patron who had a limit of razor clams but did not know how to clean them. After talking with her for several minutes, Beth said if she brought in a clam, she would show her how it was done. Beth showed her how to remove the shell and the other technique needed to clean a clam. Our patron left very happy!

Submitted by Iuer Matheson, Library Manager

OLYMPIA Dear Cheryl,

Thank you so much for coming to our Woman and Finance Group on Monday to talk to use about "Personal Finance and the Public Library." You gave us much information, and brought very good handouts, too. I could tell the participants got a lot out of your presentation by the thoughtful questions which they asked. One woman told me that she had not known before that you did anything at the

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library besides checking out books! Again, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to use. Sincerely,

Barbara

Submitted by Cheryl Heywood, Library Manager

PACKWOOD

During the Packwood Mountain Festival and Quilt Shows, staff hosted five story times for the 2nd grade from White Pass elementary. The kids had blast learning about quilt making and how quilts tell stories just like their parents, teachers, and even librarians. The highlight of the story time for the kids was when they got to color their own quilt block to put on a quilt that would be displayed in the Library during the Mountain Festival and Quilt Show. The kids did a great job and the quilt gets lots of comments from our patrons. (Please see photo posted on Packwood's FaceBook page).

Submitted by Elizabeth Squires, Library Manager

SALKUM

Library Associate Colleen Cox delighted area children with two weeks of "Dragon Daze!" Using one of the theme-based kits available from Youth Services at Sc, Colleen presented two consecutive Friday Family Story times with dragon theme, crafts, and activities. One session alone drew 66 kids and their caregivers! During Spring Break week, we also had a PLU student intern with Tacoma Power who presented her original program on "Edible Archaeology". Kids learned basic stratigraphic archaeological concepts, and then made models of them using pudding, cookies, and other treats. Both of these successful programs showed how sharing resources=material, creative, and people--make us stronger throughout TRL.

Submitted by Cherie Rusk, Library Manager

One Thursday in March, Library Associate Colleen Cox noticed a couple releasing pigeons from crates at the Fire Hall next door. When we left work at 8 p.m., there was a pigeon resting on top of our book drop. Since this had happened the previous year as well, Librarian Cherie Rusk was familiar with what to do. She got the band number without disturbing the bird, and checked the pigeon's specific racing union's online directory. The owner was located in Tacoma and em ailed to let him know the bird was here, and water was set out for the bird. We recently got an email of thanks from the owner, stating that it was the same bird as was late last year, and that he'd look at our building to see why it was so familiar and attractive to this particular bird. I learned that racing

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pigeons can sell for $2,000 each, and told him if she overnighted here again, I'd Mapquest her directions horne and invite her to a reading of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" at Preschool Story time. Cherie Rusk, Salkum Timberland Library

TENINO

A patron stopped in the office door. "Are you the manager?" "Yes, how may I help you?"

"I wanted to tell you how much Sirena has helped us with our class. She's found materials for us and has added so much! It's just wonderful!"

Submitted by Ryan Williams, Library Manager

TUMWATER

For this year's Family Read Aloud program we invited our local teachers and school librarians to sign up their classes and participate in the program. To encourage participation, we entered all of the classes who signed up into a special prize drawing provided by the Tumwater Friends. The four winning classes each received a bag of books for their classroom and school library, as well as a special visit from the Cat in the Hat and Clifford the Big Red Dog. All of the kids were so excited to see Clifford, giving him high fives and hugs and laughing when he did the Wheels on the Bus and other action rhymes with

them. The teachers were ecstatic when they saw their prize books. One of them, who was not our grand prize winner and had received a smaller bag, exclaimed, "This is one of the small prizes?" She was thrilled with each of the book selections. All of the teachers were eagerly taking photos of their students with Clifford and the Cat in the Hat to mark the special occasion. We're looking forward to next year and even more participation from the schools as a result. Submitted by Leanne Heald, Senior Librarian-- Youth Services

WINLOCK

One of our long-term patrons is an avid fisherman. He thought that he had read most of the library's fishing literature and knew virtually all there was to know about fishing, but a friend recommended a new book. Timberland owned this "hot new title", so we promptly put it on hold for Bill. It arrived quickly, in plenty of time to prepare for his next fishing trip. By reading the book, Bill learned a new way to tie an old lure and promptly caught a large steelhead. He couldn't believe it and proudly proclaimed that the staff at the Winlock Library is "worth our weight in Steelhead". That's treasured praise from a fisherman like Bill!

Submitted by Jamie Allwine, Library Manager

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tainer Friday morning in h;r husband's garage near Lacey is an Iraq War veteran who was discharged from the Army 50 she could raise her daughter. her father said outside coun ),,[ondav

- "It's a big loss lor me." Carlos Goseyun said -of his daughter, Winter Plummer

Goseyun a former police officer' caught a flight to \Vashingwn 5 om his home at the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in southeastern Arizona 0\ er the weekend arret hear-

Apache Indian Tribe Winter Plummer's 2- vear-old daughter also is a tribal member, and Gosevun said she will be returning with him [Q the reservation

Winter Plummer's husband, SEt Sheldon Plummer. a faint Base L~I' is.\IcChord soldier.uvas beina held vlonday at the Thurston Counr, ]ail or: suspicion of second-degree mur-

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STEVE SlOOM/S.afi phorcgnoher With attorney James Dixon at his side, Sheldon Plummer addresses Thurston County Superior Court Judge Richard Strophy Monday

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Rainier resident Car! Sessoms uses the library kiosk to check out books for his family this month .. With a daily work ccrnmuts from Seattle, Sessoms appreciates the convenience of the library. "We're currently home schcollng, so i·,'5 " great help to have ~hi, service here!'

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VOLUNTEERS: Community's dream of having a library is reality a year later

BY TYLER scorr Contributing writer

RAINIER - One veal anc: the erection of a local librarv was proposed 2Vt a Rainie! Historical Society meeting, the Rainier volunteer Lib: arv will celebrate irs grand

opening

The \12\1 8 ceremonv concludes 2~ whirlwind veavr that brouzht the entirclv vol:'_!nteerv~'~.m library from dream to realirv

This was hOI' biE of an outer. that the cornmunir, wanred a librarv" \ olunteei COOl dinator IZ Kleeman said

The libl an found Rhome in Rainie! S historic school-

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house sharins the facilin with a new ihrifi srore and iO(31 food bankMuch of the building: required reno- arion including: new windows

paint a~d refinished floors -

It was their vision and i1 came out of [he cornrnunir( program ~il e,c,tol iulie Dallavo said ~2lIirw the thrift store and toed D5.n1' 'kevs.ones [0 the building

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With its onl~, funding coming from grants, the libra IV survived thlou~h volunteer donEltions and time commitments, as well as a partnership with the Timberland Regional Librarv svstem

Timberland provided Rainie: with a computer kiosk that a1l0\\5 residents to place holds on books and videos from any ol the 2; Timberland branches The re served mute: ial is delivered to the Rainier librarv. where communin members can' pick it up .

Timberland has other kiosks in high-traffic areas throughout its service area, but this is the onl, one that is incorporated into a

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30 percent of employees are affected, according to Gregoire's Office of Financial Management In the end, that number c~uld be as few as 20 percent if those earning S30,000 or less a year choose to use vacation or leave time on the selected furlough days, according to Tim Welch, spokesman for the Washington Federation of State Employees

The union represents about 40,000 state workers in general government and higher education and fought hard against the furlough measure Th~e use of leave bv workers was added to the bill near the end of the special session, which concluded early April 13

Welch said the union prefers to see Gregoire veto the rnandatorv furloughs piece of the bill Such a veto would not prevent Gregoire from shutting down agencies, just as she was able to do with a pilot

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coal with natural gas which also causes greenhouse gas emissions

"Our No 1 concern is we hale to have a meaningful look at the options;' How-ell said "We don't want the parties going to the public with a predetermined out-

middle school student has volun teered his services in loading the necessarv software on eachrna-

chine .

Students and members of the community use the computers to do research search for jobs and check e-mail. Kleeman said

Ingle praised the willingness of the Rainier community to step Iorw ard and volunteer time and materials to build a resow ce that

volunteer lib.arv

"It's a verv cost-effective service for us to provide,' library communications specialist Leanne Ingle said "Thev have everv Timberland service except an ~ctual collection of books' .

\[embers of the Rainier communitv donated close to 300 boxes of 'books gil ing the library more them 8000 items available for checkout in the building \01- unteers devoted thousar~ds o! hours in September and October to cleaning labelins and shelvins the donaree! mHterT,,1s KJ~eIllCi~ said

[he library OPened its doors to [he cornrnunitv Oil 0'U\ 12, and has been open Wec!rlesdav through Saturday Seven cornput(.'I'S have been donated, and a

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energy-savings project that required workers at [he Department of Commerce to work four 10- hour davs

But state agencies face a number of challenges putting the bill into practice

The furlough bill lays out 10 days over the next year - and beginning July 12 - that agencies would be closed, and workers would be off work without pay Agencies have an option of coming up with their own plans for saving the same amount of money, and that's where Gregoire's preference for uniformity comes in

There also are a lot of exemptions for workers, which, according to Brown, "are in most cases veT'y appropriate." But it creates what he called inequities between agencies and within agencies

Democratic Rep Brendan Williams of Olympia said he thinks there is a risk the bill won't save what it is designed to

"You look at the example of Oregon anel they found this thing

some SjOO million in pollution controls since 2000 But buminz coal tor electricity is also a major source of ruercur; pollution II hich threatens human health and haze which obscure views in the regions national parks and wilderness areas

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"V\ 'hal the Rainier libl an OITel S that we could not afiolc(w ell! given our facilities and priorities is a place to come, do homew ork access computers and talk with a librarv stall person,' inzle said "This'is a bootstraps effort and the tacilitv is wonderful"

As the' grand opening nears

has created more problems and costs than were anticipated," Williams said Monday "In some cases people have had to work overtime and bill overtime to make up for lost hours. It becomes an administrative nightmare because agencies are designed to be functional"

Williams said agencies are designed to provide services but the furloughs raise a question whether the state will stop doing laundry at veterans' homes or perhaps will skip other work such as processing unemployment claims at the Employment Security Department

The Governor's Office is aware of Oregon's experience and concerned by it, Brown said But he

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volunteers are working to finish final updates to the facility One of the historical society board members is installing a f{ber-optic line to provide wireless Internet for the entire building Dallavo said

Kleeman estirrTates that about 20 people between the ages of 13 and 80 volunteer to help run the library Bur she hopes that more II ill pitch in and help the library ~n)\\ ro offer !.!lC21ler resources ~lasses and services to the corn in unir,

'I clune think dot \d101e cern munity in general know s that we rc open' Kleeman said 'Yes. were open Yes, we need you We need people so \\e can gro« '

said the savings must be achieved, because \Vashin2toll lawmakers reduced allocations to agencies

"We are trying to get over the next couple weeks to see what it would take to make it work," Brown said "If we shut this down, what are the ramifications? Does it means the next day people have to work 10 hours') We're trvinz to be as thoughtful as we can ~ but it's bumpy"

For instance, exempted activitieS are spelled out in the bill But Brown said an exemption that protects academic or classroom activities in a community college leaves unclear how much support service must be provided to allow classes to go on

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Ie Taholah and South Bend areas arlier in the week at the ConvenCenter, the Ocean Shores Promo; Advisorv Committee (P-\C) held .onthly meeting. 'Those attendanged from hoteliers Tim Van

ten (the Shilo) and Ken Elgin terburv Inn), to councilman Dick /is and' new Chamber of Com-

e co-director Hollv Plackert.

:k Frost, of Howa;d and Frost ad;ing agency, said the 2010 adver-

; campaign is right on budget; usportion of the hotel/motel taxes eives, Ocean Shores had budgeted nder $240,000 for promotions, eaL

large portion of that is aimed at let users. Frost said the "50 Years .asting" page at Facebook has

a big success, with over 2,500

" sharing their memories of the .s, now and then.

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EMS vote

Bullors on Ocean Shores Proposition I, "Levy to Support Emergency Medical Services," must be postmarked by April 27, to be counted (Postage is required.)

Ballots mil! also be dropped off at the Ocean Shores Ccnvention Center on T uesduy, April 27, 7,\ rn. to 8 r m

According to elections administrator Julie Murphy, Grays Harbor County sent ballots to 3,182 voters

The results will be announced too late for the this edition of the North Coast News. For results, see norrhcoasrnews.corn, or The Daily World.

news on me groups mission, which has changed, drarnaticallv Two-and-a-half vears ago,' the Friends came about to try to keep Dr. John Holm's Coastal Medicine Clinic in Ocean Shores.

When the beloved doctor made it clear more than a year ago that he likely would be closing, the Friends shift-

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Timberland Library annexation mutteo

Roundabout: $3.5 million Street LID: $40 million

At Monday night's City Council meeting, Ken Lanfear gave an update on costs of two major Ocean Shores projects.

Lanfear said the cost of the Roundabout projects, including the new circular intersection and adjacent sidewalks and street lighting, is just under $3.5 million.

This is around 15 percent higher than the $2,921,799 bid that was accepted. That bid included a sewer line which was not installed, due to instabilitv of the area

Lanfear ;lso said that the Street LID construction costs were $32.4 million. "Th rough tight control actual construction is $600,000 under what the bids were."

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By Tom Scanlon

Michael Crose, interim executive director with Timberland Regional Library, was the guest star of an unusuallv crowded Ocean Shores'Librarv Board meeting, last week. Usually, a handful of citizens come to these meetings; on Thursday, it was almost standing-room-only in the library's meeting room, as more than 20 came to hear what Timberland has to offer.

Jim Mitchell, of the Library Board of Trustees, said he is hoping for

an advisory ballot in the November election, asking voters if they would prefer a levy to join Timberland, or a cheaper levy to support the existing library "Timberland will cost more," 'Mitchell said. "But it will give us more."

After Mitchell shared with the group that 14 new volunteers had stepped up to help the largely defunded library limp along through 2010, Crose gave a low-key sales pitch

"I'm not here to trv t'l convince you to annex into Timberla;ld Regional library," he said. Bllt he did point out that Timberland operates in five counties

"The only independent librarv in those five counties isrhe Ocean Shores Library"

He explained that there are two options to become part of Timberland: contract, or annex

Either option would require paying into the system, at a levy rate of 34 cents per thousand of as-

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"If Vall starred the (annex) process toduv," Crose said, "there's no wuv it would be effective I,d~)rt' Jan 1,2012."

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propriate information too, such "It isn't the end of the case, as health-related research, social and we haven't lost the case," networking sites and inforrna- said ACLU spokesman Doug tiona I sites about drug and alco- Honig. "It's the state Supreme hol addiction. Court saying it doesn't violate

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Released Thursday, the preme Court decision may help

judges' written opinion said the the library's federal case.

library is allowed discretion in "How important is this? It's selecting appropriate materials huge because the Washington for its collection. state constitution -- Article 1,

"We conclude that the same section 5 -- is considered broader discretion must be afforded a and more liberal than the federal public library to choose what statute," Marney said.

materials from millions of In- Honig said he did not want ternet sites it will add to its col- to speculate on how the state delection and make available to its cision may affect the federal case. patrons," Chief Justice Barbara He said the ACLU is still review-

Madsen wrote. ing the judges' decision.

"Censoring material on the "We realize that even if the

Internet is not the same thing state Supreme Court ruled as declining to purchase a par- against us, the case is going forticular book," wrote Justice Tom ward on federal claims. We are Chambers for the dissenting mi- pursuing those," he said.

By Rachel Schleif

The Wenatchee World

SEATTLE - Federal agenneed to take a new look at effects of salmon farms on chinook salmon and killer - both listed as "threatened" ung,~,[".PW Endangered Species Act, .'lscordine: to a fed-

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U.S. District Judge John Coughenour ruled last week that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to consider recovery plans for Puget Sound chinook and killer whales when updating sediment standards under the Clean Water Act.

Technically, Washington

state writes the standards under which permits are issued for various on-the-water activities. But the EPA must approve the state standards, which triggers actions under the Endangered Species Act. For example, the law requires the EPA to consult with other agencies, including the National Marine Fisheries Service. The law also requires the agencies to use "best available science" in their decisions.

The federal agencies considered a lot of studies when it updated sediment standards for salmon farms, Coughenour said, but there is no evidence that they even looked at the recovery plans for chinook and killer whales. The recovery plans, which are guidelines for restoring healthy populations, mention problems that farmed salmon can cause for wild salmon and orcas.

Coughenour cited reports indicating that farmed salmon can compete with wild salmon if they escape from their net pens, such as happened in 1997 when

are fed antibiotics.

Iannine Iennings, mana, of the Water Quality Standal Unit for the EPA in Seattle, sa the federal agencies have not) decided whether to appeal t judge's ruling or take a fre look at relevant studies in the covery plans.

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supporter and member of the NBCIA since its inception. The food was terrific, and free of course! Thanks

to the lCA for donating the meat:

During the meeting, th~e following stepped up to serve on the :\BCL\

There will be folks who say I am negative, a naysayer and a reactionarv, bur all I know is that when rnv income is low I don't buv more than I can afford Yes the skv is falling in and the government is ignoring ~

Cuest Editorial

Health. care refor:rn questions

By Chris Raders

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that

was recently signed into law has components that will affecr every citizen. Starting this year and continuing through 2020 new programs and reforms are planned as health care in our country is reinvented. Our agency

has had manv inquiries about how health care reform I will impact each of us and the following are some of F:l.\ the most common questions:

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j<l... When do the IniljOr changes start?

,~ Actually, many begin this year with the creation of

Ttr a temporary retiree reinsurance program. A national ti\ risk pool is to be established for those unable to get

IV) insurance. The lifetime benefit limits imposed by many ~ insurers will be eliminated. Dependents can remain on Z their parent's policies until age 26 and cost sharing for -l- preventive care services will be eliminated. Medicare V) payroll tax increases in 2013 for those earning over

('0 $200,000 per year, a sales tax will be levied on medical ..3 device manufactures. The biggest changes are slated :f. for 2014 when individual and group health insurance '.:.. requirements kick in, insurance exchanges become

-2 operational, pre-existing conditions are eliminated and health insurers will face new taxes.

i$ I'm uninsured; do I have to buy insurance?

In 2014 all American Citizens will be required to have health insurance coverage or face an annual penalty The initial penalty will be $95 and by 2016 will increase to a flat fee 0£$695 or 2.5% of income whichever is greater. Those with low incomes will be able to receive aid to assist them in purchasing insurance.

President: Lisa Reiner; Vice

President: Melanie Ernrv: Treasurer ____

Wolter van Doornick; S~cretan: ~-...-rants choice '-----.-

Anneka van Doornick. Both ,,\lolrer and Anneka retained their former positions. Board members are: Jeanne Elliott, Phyllis Shaughnessv, and Dave Agner

Thanks again! Dave Agner Past President

Is the sky falling?

I feel like Herinv Pennv. The mayor and Councd merrily go about scratching for grants and new projects to enhance their resumes while the public is largely ignored. The E.:vIS levy went down in flames on the first vote, and then rose like a Phoenix,

The Council and the Mavor and fire department groupies as;ured us that our very lives depended on the levy passing. Ken Lanfear assured us that the Roundabout was fullv funded by grants and a \vonderf~l asset for the Cirv.

Whv then da' we have the infamous fiaggers back? The road I live on is now worse than before it was repaved. The Library Board is sure that they are in the right and refuse to give the public a choice. These stupidities go on and go and this wonderful little piece of heaven sinks into the mire

:\ich Anderson

As a full time resident of Ocean Shores, I am finally beginning to feel that mv opinions count for nothing, while mv rnonev counts for everything, regardless of how I would like tax money to be spent. Costs for everything continue to go up, while services go down, If we as a city lose the use of a library, be it the local one or the opportunity to join Timberland,

it will be another nail in the coffin

of the community Community is a place for fellowship, and any library plays am important part in that.

It should be incumbent on you, as leaders of OS, to represent all

the citizens and to understand and discuss important issues such as the library system in a responsible manner. Please do not "just say no"

Rose Mvlroie

Loum a small business and can't afford health insurance for myse!f, milch less buy itjor my employees Is there help available?

Starting in 2014 businesses that have 50 or more employees will be required to offer health insurance. Tax credits will be established to help make coverage affordable for em . Insurance exchanges will be business access national

Please submit letters of 300 uiords

or less to lette7J@northcoastnev.:scom or tswnion@northc"Omlne'ws.com, Deadline. Friday, noon. Please include a phone numberforverification (norfor publication)

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