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News From The Friends “Volunteers Supporting Library Services in East Klickitat County” Friends of the Goldendale Library P.O. Box 1009, Goldendale, WA 98620 Email: Nancy Barron, President Inez Freeman, Secretary Joy Bradley, Membership Kate Maple, Newsletter Naomi Fisher, Librarian

May 2012

Next Friends Meeting Time Monday, May 14, 2012 12:30 pm In the Camplan Room at the Goldendale Library. At our May meeting, the main emphasis will be preparing for our busy summer time: the FVRL Board dinner, the July book sale, the ice cream social, the Glass Onion library fundraiser and the Centennial launching. Come chime in.

Nancy Barron, President ____________________

Conversation Circles Continue into a New Cycle

Mary Jean Lord, Vice-President Dick Wilson, Treasurer Judy Thomas, Historian Louise Brown, Literacy

Events at the Goldendale Library Saturday, May 5th, 10am – 6pm Free comic book day at the library! Come by and pick up your free comic book. Dress up in your favorite superhero disguise and have your picture taken for the Superhero Hall of Fame! Tuesday, May 15th, 3:30 Geology Rocks! Come explore the world of rocks. Learn how to identify and find rocks from our area in this after-school program. Monday, June 11th, 6:00pm FVRL Board meeting at the Goldendale Library. Come meet the governing board of the Library District. Friday, June 15th, 3pm The Summer Reading entertainment series opens. Drop by for a schedule of events. Sunday, June 24th, 3:00 – 7:00pm A special Centennial year kickoff celebration and fundraising dinner at the Glass Onion. Be sure to call ahead for dinner reservations, as the restaurant may not be able to accommodate walk-ins!

The conversation circles for persons with English as a second language (ESL) are going strong. Games, songs, visiting, and snacks spice up the evening for the Saturday, June 30th half dozen or more individuals who attend. The “My Dream Journal” craft and journaling program for positive reception has led the coordinators to continue teens. Participants will make or decorate their own journal, and for another six-week session. New people may attend learning about the many styles of journaling and diary writing. at any time. The group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 Thursday through Saturday, July 5th – 7th pm at the Camplan Room of the library. If you are It’s the annual Friends of the Library booksale. Thousands of interested in joining the group as a tutor please call books are just waiting for you. Be sure to bring your membership Naomi at the library. renewal to the door Thursday night for the best selection. Regular, ongoing programs include Kids’ Club, Teen Council, Toddler and Baby Storytimes, and adult computer classes. For more activities visit the events tab at or call the Goldendale Library at 509-773-4487.

Plans for the Centennial Celebrations Proceed

Glass Onion Fundraiser for The Friends

The year-long celebration of the 100 year history of our library begins this summer. A committee is proceeding with plans for displays, evening programs at the library, a Glass Onion fund-raiser, and special features at the ice cream social and community days 2013. To join in on the planning or to help with specific activities, contact Judy at 773-4170.

Mark Your Calendars! The Glass Onion Restaurant is partnering with the library once again for a special Centennial celebration and fundraising event on Sunday, June 24th. Library supporters can drop by between 3pm and 7pm to enjoy music, art and wine. Tickets are available for dinner between 4:00 and 7:00 pm by advance reservation only. Call the Glass Onion to inquire One of the centennial displays will feature comments about dinner prices and reservations. Their telephone from the community on “What the library means to number is 509-773-4928. A portion of proceeds from all me.” This could be an anecdote from your childhood, dinner, art and wine sales will go to the Friends of the how the library has helped you, why you like coming Library. to the library, or any other memories. If you have a thought about this please jot it down and leave it with one of the librarians. Be sure to stop by the library in June to check out our first Centennial display, featuring great stories and pictures of how the library got started back in 1912.

Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed The sun is shining, which means it’s time to start planning for our annual ice cream social. We need a few old Friends, or new Friends, to volunteer to call members for the ice cream social in August. Calls will need to be made in late July, and we will be ____________________ requesting baked goods and event help. If you could help with this endeavor, please call Mary Nygaard at Emailed Newsletters 509-773-5524 or email her at Your assistance would Some folks are getting our newsletter by email, paperbe most appreciated. free, and several days earlier. If you wish to join them and have the newsletter show up in your email, please log and send us Summer Reading Program at onto an email to that effect. Also, if you have misplaced or pitched your paper copy and wish to check something The Goldendale Library from a newsletter, you may now look up the copy posted Spring has barely arrived, but the library is busy gearon our website under “newsletters.” ing up for Summer Reading, one of the busiest times of year. Signups start June 1st, and families can pick up a schedule of entertainment programs and learn Library Board Vacancy about participating for reading rewards at that time. To get a jump on the program at the end of the school The Goldendale Library Board has one vacancy needing to be filled. This advisory board meets six times per year year, the library staff are making school visits and hosting tours at the library, reading stories and sign- and acts as liaison between the Goldendale Library, the City of Goldendale, and its citizens. Please contact, ing kids up for Summer Reading. If you know of a Naomi at 509-773-4487 if you’re interested in learning group that might want to visit the library, call Susan more or participating on this board. or Naomi at the library to schedule a tour.

Booksale Preparations are “Afoot” Anyone interested in helping out may call Louise at 773-3538 or Sara at 773-7127. Sorting the books into the sale categories happens mostly on Wednesday mornings. Call for a schedule. Books may be contributed for the sale at any time by bringing them to the big barrel near the circulation desk in the library. Please assure that any contributions are clean and in good condition. If you’d like to work during the sale, please contact Sara and let her know your preferred hours (leave a message if necessary). Help is most urgently needed for closing the sale and distributing books thereafter. Various jobs this includes are: contacting not-for-profit organizations to recruit them to come select free books the hour after the sale closes to the public; sorting out some good quality books for the outreach book baskets; helping move the books from the sale tables to the amphitheater for free public selection; and helping dispose of books after the sale weekend is concluded. Contact Sara if you are interested in helping, and she will explain more about the details. The book sale is both a lot of work and a lot of fun. It is a major Friends’ fundraiser for the Library and a fine community service. Help make it happen, and, incidentally, buy lots of books for your year’s reading.

The Friends Outreach Rocks! Book Baskets are out! If you have friends in the Bickleton or Wishram areas, please tell them that the Friends of the Library have provided a basket of books for their reading enjoyment. “Take one and leave one, or just enjoy” says the sign, so that reader may either swap a book they have read for one they haven’t, or simply take a book to read and keep it or pass it on in some other way. The book baskets are located in the Wishram Community Center/Tavern and the Bickleton General Store. Baskets have a local sponsor, who will let the library know when more are needed to replenish the supply. The bookmobile assists in transporting the books. The books have been donated to the Friends for the benefit of the library. The book baskets are an experiment to get more books within easy reach of more readers in our outlying areas. We would like for members of the outlying areas to join the Friends, and Friends’ brochures including membership forms are tucked into each book. You may comment about the baskets and books to the bookmobile staff, our librarian, or the Friends (PO Box 1009, 98620) or call Nancy at 773-6662. ____________________

Pirate Books Take Sail in Klickitat

The Goldendale Library and the Friends helped the community of Klickitat celebrate their Pirate Carnival in March by providing pirate books to read. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about the library programs and promote reading. Pictured at right is Vicki Irving. The Friends would love to be invited to your community event as part of our outreach program. Please contact us through email, or visit our website at

Friends of the Goldendale Library Volunteers Supporting Library Services in East Klickitat County

PO Box 1009 Goldendale, WA 98620

Keep us posted! Be sure to update your address, phone, and email with Friends of the Library as needed by returning the form below. Due to the library’s privacy policy, Friends cannot access your personal information in the library database. Share our newsletter with a new friend today!

New Membership or Membership Renewal Form Check your mailing label to find your membership expiration date. Clip this form and mail with your check to: Treasurer, Friends of the Goldendale Library, PO Box 1009, Goldendale WA 98620.

Check one: Individual $5.00 Student / Senior $3.00

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