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Library News

  • I’m sure you know that staff of the Washington State Library travels to all corner’s of the state and reaches out to diverse communities.  Today we received a missive from Lyla Brekke, of the Eastern State Hospital Branch... MORE »
  • Congratulations to the latest group of Washington libraries and museum receiving 2014-2015 LSTA grant awards through the Washington Rural Heritage initiative! A total of 16 Washington institutions (including eight public libraries... MORE »
  • If you had to use one word to describe Jennifer “Non-stop” would be a good one. Other words that apply are enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable.  Jennifer has worked in libraries for over 25 years starting in her high school years... MORE »
  • From the desk of Marlys Rudeen. While looking through issues of the Newport Miner for 1907, I came across the following quote – “Poor old Spokane has had to bow to the inevitable, and beginning next Sunday the lid will be jammed... MORE »
  • On July 14, 2014, The Library Development Program of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Needs Assessment of its Statewide... MORE »

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