We love when our patrons bring us surprises! One of our library’s regular patrons noticed that we have a line on the bottom of our receipts that says “Today you checked out X items with a total of $Z.ZZ. She collected each library receipt for an entire year, and this is what she found. “I started on January 3, 2013, and kept all the receipts through December 20, 2013. The total came to $2033.26! Wow! I could never afford to buy books for that amount in one year. Of course, I realize this was just my small share of reading during one year, but the amount covering all of the patrons would be huge. Just wanted you to know how much I value our public library. I appreciate all that you and your staff do. Thank you.” If each of our 5,278 patrons had checked out materials with the half that value, they would have saved a total of 5.4 million dollars!!!
WINTER LIBRARY HOURS
The library has reverted to normal winter hours of operation. We will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. through Memorial Day. Thank you for your patience.
Ten artists and thirty-six pieces are now on display in the Stevens County Library Local Artists’ Exhibit. The exhibit will continue through the end of February.
The Adult Winter Reading Program, Celebrate 100, is a kickoff for the SCL centennial celebration. Participants may continue to register to participate in the program, which runs through March 21, 2014. Books may be entered individually, or BINGO cards be filled out for additional awards. This week’s winners are Christina Tower, Lindsay Tuman, and Vivian Eves.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SCL
February 15 – 3:00 p.m. Legislative Update at the SCL
February 18 – 12:00 p.m. Chamber Luncheon at the SCL
April – Photography Exhibit
July 7 – 11 – Library Centennial Celebration