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Oct 29

Storytime changes

Posted by heather in Announcements

Storytime will be cancelled for Veterans Day, November 11 and again on November 18, due to staff holidays. 

When we return on November 25, we will be cancelling Baby/Toddler Storytime in favor of an all-ages Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:45 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Aug 05

Job Announcement: Library Assistant I

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District has an opening for a highly motivated individual with a great sense of humor, friendly customer service skills, attention to detail, and strong written and verbal communication to join our team as a part time (19 hours/week) Library Assistant I.  Strong customer service attitude, verbal communication and computer skills are essential in our ideal candidate. Complete job announcement, description and application requirements are available at the library at 111 S. 3rd, Dayton, WA, or on our website,  No phone calls, please. INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. EEOC

Jul 15

Summer Reading Challenge -- See Amy's Hair Turn GREEN!

Posted by heather in Announcements

We have decided to extend the Summer Reading Challenge. Now you have more time to read, read, read and a second chance to see Miss Amy's hair turn green! The extended Summer Reading Challenge will culminate in an after-hours Read-a-thon in the Delany Room from 5-8 pm on Friday, August 22. FREE pizza will be provided!

Keep bringing in your hours to collect prize tickets until Saturday, August 23.

Every Saturday is Double Ticket day. So bring your reading logs in on Saturdays and collect twice the bounty!

Jun 19

Computer Network Updates

Posted by heather in Announcements

Our computer network is currently DOWN and expected to be down until further notice.

However, if you have your own laptop or tablet, our Wi-Fi is still up and running.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Apr 15

Redesign our "Bell Garden"!

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District is asking for your help in redesigning the garden area in front of the library. As a continuing effort to grow and serve the community better, CCRLD would like to create an open and inviting outdoor space in front of the library.

The Columbia County Rural Library District and the Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library are sponsoring a design contest for the Bell Garden space in front of the library. The winner will be named at a special reception and will have the opportunity to see their design, or elements of their design implemented. The winner will also have a plaque in the garden and have the opportunity to name the new garden area.

Contest guidelines:

The space is 21’ 6” along the east and west edges and 19’ north and south. The bell is on a base, which is 3’ 8” square.

The budget for this project is $1000 for labor and materials.

The contest is open to all ages. Both groups and individuals are encouraged to enter.

Required elements:

  • There must be some spaces for seating.
  • All plants and other elements must be low maintenance
  • There must be at least 10” of hardscaping or xeriscaping/ drought resistance landscaping around the perimeter. This is to protect the basement from water damage due to maintaining thirsty plants. (Existing plantings will be relocated.)
  • The design must compliment the architecture; this includes incorporating the bell and design elements that are in scale with the building.
  • The winning design will be a pleasing and inviting space for people to relax and enjoy.

Preferred elements:

  • Xeriscaping (landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water)
  • Native plants
  • Low maintenance and weather resistant architectural/art elements
  • Edible plants

To enter, please submit no later than 5pm, Friday, May 16, 2014:

  • A scale drawing of your plan, on an 11 x 17 sheet paper, that includes a key to the elements in your design.
  • A brief written description of your plan.

Contestant’s plans will be on display in the library from May 19 to May 29. Community members will vote to decide the winner.* A reception will be held in the Delany Room on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6 pm to announce the winner.


  • The winning designer(s) will see his/her design implemented*
  • The winning designer(s) will have the opportunity to name the new garden
  • The CCRLD will install a plaque engraved with the garden’s new name and the name of the designer(s) somewhere in the garden.

*If the results of voting are not decisive, the library reserves the right to use elements of the winning design along with elements of other designs, as the budget allows.


For more information, call the Columbia County Rural Library District at 382-4131, email or come by the library at 111 S Third, Dayton.

Jan 16

Teen Video Contest Underway!

Posted by heather in Announcements

This just in from the Washington State Library:

Know any teenagers who love making videos? Do you have a son or daughter who aspires to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for them.
It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.
Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that encourages teens to read and use libraries this summer. Entrants need to include their interpretation of this year’s contest slogan, “Spark a Reaction.”
Go here to learn more about the state contest, download a contest entry form, learn what to include in a video, where to upload the completed video and how to send in a completed entry form. Contestants need to send in their completed forms by March 7. Any Washington teen or group of teens ages 13-18 may enter.
The contest is being held by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. The Washington State Library is a partner in the annual contest.
One individual or group will be selected as Washington’s Teen Video Challenge winner and receive a $275 award. The library listed on the entry form will receive from CSLP and a $25 gift certificate for Upstart products. The winner(s) will be notified in April.
In addition, the Washington video winner and all notable Teen Video Challenge entries from our state will be available on the Washington Summer Reading Program page.
The Washington State Library is a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

Dec 05

Executive Sessions for December

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announces special meetings to take place on:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4 to 5:30 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 4 to 5:30 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of meeting is to interview applicants for the position of Director.

Nov 22

Library Board of Trustees Position Announcement

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announces an opening on the County Library Board of Trustees. The County Library Board is taking applications for anyone who is interested in a five-year term as trustee beginning April 1, 2014.  Applications must be received by Chair Tanya Patton at the Columbia County Rural Library District by January 10, 2014. 

Applicants will be interviewed by the Library District Board of Trustees at their regular meeting in February. One person’s name will then be recommended to the Columbia County Commissioners for appointment.  The term for the incumbent trustee expires March 31, 2014.  The incumbent trustee will not be applying for another five-year term.

Applicants may pick up a Trustee information packet at the Dayton Memorial Library, 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton, during library open hours, at the Commissioners’ Office, or from our Board Members page.

Nov 20

Library Assistant I Position Announcement

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District is seeking a part-time Library Assistant I working a maximum of 19 hours per week including evenings and Saturday. Starting salary is $11.34 per hour. Position will begin January 2, 2014.

Application, resumé, and essay must be received or postmarked by December 13, 2013.

For the Application Packet and full list of qualifications, see our Employment page.

You may also pickup a packet at the Dayton Memorial Library, 111 S. 3rd Street

Nov 20

Friends Meeting Change

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Friends of the Library’s December meeting has been changed to December 18th from 10 a.m. to noon in the Delany basement.

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