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Volume 8, Issue 8


August 2010

Library News and Events
by Dawn Anderson

Fellowship Awarded

Adult outreach librarian Karen Travillion was recently selected as one of 93 Fellows by the National Institute for Museum and Library Services. The Fellowship will re-examine traditional views on aging and explore innovative ways public libraries can become centers of productive aging, lifelong learning, and civic engagement. The Fellowship runs for 1 year and includes a three-day training institute.

Library Levy

Washington County voters will decide on the renewal of a five-year library levy this November. The levy provides 29% of the Cedar Mill Community Library Associations’ annual operating budget. The levy also provides funding for central support services from WCCLS such as courier service and library automation.

The tax rate of 17 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation is the same as the current rate which works out to about $37 per year for the average homeowner in the county.

If the levy is not approved, Cedar Mill’s collection budget will be cut and the libraries open hours will be reduced.

To learn more about the levy or to arrange a speaker for your group, contact Peter Leonard at the library.

Campaign-related information is available from Harry Bodine at (503)292-5626 or go to to learn about advocacy efforts.

Teen Summer Reading @ Your Library!

Book Review and Playlist contest

Read a great book this summer that you think others would enjoy? Think you know the perfect playlist when they turn your favorite book into a movie? Enter the library’s Book Review and Playlist contest. Winners chosen at random on August 15.

After Hours Demigod Movie Night @ Bethany

Come watch the Demigod movie featuring the hero from Rick Riordan’s popular books.  Trivia contest, snacks and prizes! Saturday, August 21, 6-8:30 PM, Bethany Library. For Teens Only!




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