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Oct 26

Executive Session: Special Meeting on October 28th

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting on October 28, 2013 at 7pm in the Delany Basement to evaluate the applicants for the position of Director and decide on a course of action. This meeting will be held in Executive Session.

Oct 16

Executive Session Special Meetings

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees will be holding two special meetings, October 22 and October 23, 2013 to interview applicants for the position of Director. The interviews will be held in Executive Session.


October 22nd and October 23rd

  1. October 22nd -- Interview 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Executive Session in the Delany basement via Skype.
  2. October 23rd -- Interview 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Executive Session in Delany Room. October 23rd -- Interview 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Executive Session in Library main floor
  3.   Action taken out of Executive Session after interviews completed.
Oct 09

Special Meeting Announcement: Friday October 11th

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees has called a special meeting:

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2013

WHERE: Delany basement meeting room

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to ??

PURPOSE: To discuss director applications received.

Please attend!

Oct 09

Spooky books for spooky weather

Posted by heather in Interesting Tidbits

It's October once again and there's that distinctive chill in the air that says Autumn is here! It's an excellent time of year to hunker down with a cup of tea and a spooky read. We have lots!

Book display by Heather, featuring selections from our general collection, DVDs, Sci-Fi, children's books, teen, and non-fiction.

Aug 27

Latest Addition...

Posted by heather in Library News

We admit we have been rather lax lately in getting the new book lists up.

However, we have found a way for you to still see what we're adding to the collection, when we're adding it!

You will now see on the main library page, a section in the lower right-hand corner titled "Latest Additions..." In it we have created a RSS feed of our new books -- which means that listing is updated at the same time as we update our catalog!

Also: everything that shows up in the "Latest Additions" box is a link that takes you directly to the catalog record for that item, so you can read more about it or place a hold if you like.

Questions? Let us know! :)

Aug 21

Library Position (re)Announcement: Library Director

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) is seeking a Director that reports to the Board of Trustees in Dayton, WA. 

The Director is responsible for the administration, planning, and operation of CCRLD complying with the District’s mission, vision, and values.  The position is being re-posted with qualifications of MLS preferred but in the absence of an MLS will consider applicants with library management experience.  Annual Salary is $43,476 to $47,136 with benefits.  Application deadline is 9/30/13.  Current employees are encouraged to apply and previous applicants will need to reapply. 

Employment packets are available at the Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd St. or at  CCRLD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug/alcohol/smoke free work environment.  Contact Janet Lyon at 509-382-4131 for additional information.

Aug 02

WA-List Library Card Gallery

Posted by heather in Interesting Tidbits

The WA-List website has done something very, very cool -- they've put together a mosaic map of the state of Washington using images of library cards from around the state.

"We contacted every public library in Washington and asked them to contribute a card (real or digital image) to our project.  The first card arrived within ten minutes... In the end we collected 99 cards from 49 different library systems... (FYI: There are 58 library systems in Washington that use cards and two that don’t.  Only nine libraries did not submit cards to the project.)"

And guess what? Our library card is on the map! :)

Jul 25

Updated Surplus List

Posted by heather in Announcements

There have been some revisions to our surplus list, please take a look!

Surplus items for July 25th, 2013

Jul 10

Amy Suggests..

Posted by amy in Reviews & Recommended Books

Feed by M.T. Anderson

“I don't know when they first had feeds. Like maybe, fifty or a hundred years ago. Before that, they had to use their hands and their eyes. Computers were all outside the body. They carried them around outside of them, in their hands, like if you carried your lungs in a briefcase and opened it to breathe.” Feed. M.T. Anderson


Feed cover art

Feed is the kind of book that stays with you. It’s the kind of story that serves as a benchmark- a post by which you measure other events in your life, stories that you hear, things you read on the internet. It’s a book that’s hard to shake. It’s disturbing and cynical and kind of hilarious the way a fever dream can be all of those things.

Feed is the story of Titus, a teenage boy who lives in a hyper-connected future Earth where everyone has an information feed hard-wired in their brains. Titus and his friends are constantly inundated with information through the Feednet. They can chat with each other or watch t.v. shows like, “Oh? Thing! Wow!”  But mostly they are subject to a constant barrage of consumer information. The Feed is an integration of technology and biology that started out as a great technological innovation, but ended up creating a population of distracted, ill-informed, inarticulate consumers. The planet is dying or dead, everyone is sick and none of Titus’s friends are too worried about it.

The story begins on the Moon, where Titus and his friends have gone for spring break, despite it’s horrible lameness. When a protester hijacks their feeds, they are taken offline and sent to recuperate in a hospital. That’s when Titus falls for Violet, a beautiful, smart girl who chooses to fight the feed.

Feed was written 11 years ago.  It’s a little scary how close to the bone M.T Anderson cuts in this book, considering it was written before most people were familiar with social media. Reading Feed, it’s hard to believe it was written before Facebook and Twitter.

An excellent review of this book by Tony McMillan of DigBoston (linked below) says, "...ultimately the thrust of this novel is not how thoroughly communication technology and its marriage with consumer culture rots our intelligence, it’s how deeply it rots our compassion." I think it’s also about how this marriage eats away at what makes us human; our ability to be present, to connect with other people, to reason. All of this connection tends to make us disconnect from where we are and what is happening to us right now. Feed is what happens when we aren't paying attention.

Feed is available in the “New” section in the teen room. The call number is YA F AND.

Tony McMillan’s exceptional review of M.T Anderson’s Feed can be found here.


Jul 09

CCRLD Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted by amy in Announcements

Columbia County Rural Library District

Special meeting of the Board of Trustees

Strategic Planning Meeting

Saturday, July 20, 2013: 9-noon

CCRLD Board of Trustee Chair, Tanya Patton, scheduled a special meeting to discuss the strategic plan for 2013-2015.  The meeting will be held July 20, 2013 from 9 am to noon. The public is encouraged to attend. No action  will be taken at the meeting.


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call- Trustees Present/Others Present

3. Tour of library and basement

4. Strategic Plan 2013-2015

5. Adjourn

Next regular meeting date Monday, August 19, 2013, 7pm  in the Delaney Room.


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