From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Chelan is third in a series covering Washington’s 39 counties, including how they got their names. ————————————— If you look at a map of Washington, you’ll notice a long body of water gently winding across the northern Cascades. This blue swath is not a river, but Lake Chelan, a long, narrow lake that is a scenic […]
  • Since many of you are getting ready to vote in the Primary ending next week, here’s a chance to sharpen your voting skills by taking part in the July edition of the State Library Jewels poll. This month’s three candidates are a copy of the book Hop Culture in the United States, a copy of […]
  • During the summer months, tourists and Washingtonians alike flock to the San Juan Islands to enjoy the sights and activities, including a possible a glimpse of whales. Pods of orca, gray, and humpback whales frequent the waters around the scenic islands. They can often be seen on boat tours, ferry rides, and from island vantage […]
  •     July is the most patriotic month for many Americans. Millions across the nation celebrate American heritage and freedom on Independence Day every Fourth of July. The Washington State Library adds a historical flair to the month this year by showcasing one of their rare books on American history. The book, American Archives, written […]
  • Four tax advisory votes will be on the statewide ballot this fall, including the transportation funding package, marijuana tax changes and closure of several tax preferences, Secretary of State Kim Wyman says. The votes, which are nonbinding, are an opportunity for voters to express support or opposition to revenue provisions in bills that passed in […]