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Posted in News on July 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer One of my favorite ways to explore a new topic is to visit the library. When I am planning a trip, I like to read mysteries that give me a sense of the place I’m going. I especially enjoy reading authors like Timothy Egan, Jeff Guinn, and Erik Larson who bring history to life. Egan’s […]

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Posted in News on June 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Super silo “Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for exploring science, history, art, animals, time travel, and more at the library this summer. It’s exciting to discover heroes of the past and future. I’d like to acknowledge some everyday heroes whose stories and acts of generosity inspire me. These heroes give their time, talents, and expertise […]

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Posted in News on May 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer Last month we celebrated National Library Week with our annual Food for Fines event. Now in our third year, Food for Fines is a way for the library to support organizations that care about the community. In exchange for each donated food item, members received $1 off any overdue fees up to $10 per member. […]

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Posted in News on April 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Feature_FromDirectorApr15 This week I read an article suggesting that instead of building libraries, we could just provide everyone with an Amazon account. The author proposed that this would be less expensive than funding libraries. Somehow, he overlooked the cost of providing everyone with an iPad or eReader connected to the Internet. He saw the library as […]

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Posted in News on March 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer People often ask about the future of libraries. Why do we need libraries when there is so much information available on my phone or tablet? Even with the advent of the Internet and mobile technology, libraries continue to be the go-to place for borrowing books and getting information. As I walked through our libraries this […]

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Posted in News on January 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

opened book in library close up As 2015 begins, I’ve been thinking about making a reading resolution: I want to read more non-fiction. Lately I’ve been reading lots of (fictional) mysteries. I’m drawn to series set in another country or time period so I can enjoy the mystery while learning about another culture or epoch. Over the holidays I read The […]

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Posted in News on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

primary school science experiment In December I had the pleasure of attending the Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summit held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond. Over 350 caring people came together to learn how we can prepare young people for careers requiring science and math proficiencies. The Boston Consulting Group presented a study show […]

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Posted in News on July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer Trent, my grandson, just turned five, and his mother is wondering if he’ll be ready for Kindergarten in September. When I read the Ready, Set, Kindergarten! blog by our librarian Rachel Edmondson, I knew I needed to share it with her. I hope my daughter finds comfort in knowing that other parents are concerned about […]

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