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Newsletter of the Timberland Regional Library District Summer 2010

“Make a Splash” — it’s TRL Board to discuss


next steps
summer at the library! in search for
Don’t miss out: the summer program presentations and hands-on activities. Executive Director
for youth of all ages, from birth to age Pick up an armload of books, movies,
18 and their families is under way at all music, and audio books (great for car The Timberland Regional Library
27 Timberland Regional Library District trips). Your librarians can guide Board of Trustees announced at their
June 23 public meeting in Chehalis
branches. And it’s free of you to wonderful summer
that they offered the position of TRL
charge. reading, viewing and
Executive Director to candidate
listening. Leonard Hernandez, Library Director
Children, teens and
parents—drop by any All children and teens for the City of Riverside, California.
Timberland library for who participate in the Mr. Hernandez declined for personal
a packet of materials summer program will reasons.
including program receive coupons for The Board discusses its next steps
schedules, reading logs, free pizza and regional in the search for a new director on
booklists, prizes, and more. attractions. Individual branches Thursday, July 8 at 1 p.m. at the TRL
also award a variety of prizes from Administrative Service Center, 415
The theme this year is water, “Make a Tumwater Blvd. SW, Tumwater.
books to book lights and coupons for
Splash!” for children and “Make Waves
local businesses. All prizes are donated
@ Your Library” for teens. Participate
by Friends of the Library groups,
in lively performances, informative
businesses, and other organizations.
What you’ll find inside

New research reinforces value of library Inside


• Great Reads
youth summer programs
• Library staff offer help &
The After-School Alliance’s May 2010 youth, the number and percentage resources for hard times
“America After 3PM Special Report of children participating in summer • New & improved TRL website
on Summer” supports what youth enrichment programs is startlingly low.”
• Find us on Facebook & Twitter
librarians have always known. The
The Alliance defines summer learning • Passport to Timberland, a
report states: “Research spanning 100
programs as “safe, structured programs TRL Foundation activity
years shows that students typically
that provide a variety of activities • Credit/debit cards accepted
score lower on standardized tests at
designed to encourage learning and for library fees
the end of summer vacation than they
development in the summer months.”
do on the same tests at the beginning • Libraries have free Wi-Fi access
Library summer reading programs fill
of the summer,” and “Three quarters
the bill and the library charges no fees Back Cover
of America’s schoolchildren are not
for participation. • Reference & Information services
participating in summer learning
programs. Despite a growing awareness The complete report can be accessed • Reference databases:
that summer learning loss is a major at www.afterschoolalliance.org/ Magazines & Newspapers
contributor to the achievement gap documents/Special_Report_on_ • Great Internet resources:
between low-income and high-income Summer_052510.pdf. Consumer Information
Children & Teens In hard times, people turn to their
The Incorrigible Children of
Ashton Place, Book 1:
libraries — you can turn to yours
The Mysterious Howling The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Staff brushed up on locating current
Maryrose Wood reported that in April 2010 unemployment information to help you:
Found running wild in the forest, was 9.5% nationally and 12% or higher in • Look for jobs
the Incorrigibles are no ordinary Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Lewis counties.
children. Luckily, Miss Penelope • Improve interviewing skills, prepare
Lumley is no ordinary governess. Research conducted in January 2010 by résumés and cover letters
OCLC, a nonprofit library service and • Get an education or retrain for a new career
Shark vs.Train
research organization, found: • Find scholarships and financial aid
Chris Barton
• Every day 300,000 Americans get job- • Start or grow your own small business
In this wacky picture book, Shark
and Train egg each other on for one seeking help at their public libraries.
• File for unemployment
competition after another, including • 2.8 million times a month people use
burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano • Apply for housing and rental assistance
resources at public libraries to support
playing, pie eating and more. • Learn about bankruptcy and foreclosure
their small businesses.
How to Clean a Hippopotamus • Every day 14,000 people attend free • Apply for temporary emergency services
Steven Jenkins library computer classes. for cash, food, bills, and medical needs
Introduces unusual animal • Learn essential computer skills for
partnerships, revealing the Opportunity for All, a major study by the
research, job searches and applications
connections between such animals University of Washington published this
• Learn how to get a free credit report and
as crabs and iguanas, coyotes and spring, found that in the last 12 months:
badgers, and ravens and wolves. how to understand and improve your
• 40% of library computer users (30 million
credit score
people) used library resources to help
Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire’s
Book of Greek Myths address career and employment needs. Up-to-date books, pamphlets and Internet
Ingri D’Aulaire • 42% (32.5 million people) used library resources on topics for hard times are
An introduction to the gods and resources to help them with their available, many of them for checkout,
goddesses of ancient Greece. education and training needs. some to be used in the library only.
Libraries have also developed displays of
Mockingjay Your own public libraries — the libraries books, brochures and handouts.
Suzanne Collins in the Timberland Regional Library
Powerful and haunting final District — offer help and information for Staff training and new library materials
installment of the groundbreaking job seekers, career changers, entrepreneurs, were made possible by a Renew Washington
The Hunger Games trilogy. and people in need of emergency services. grant from the Office of the Secretary of
Staff in every Timberland library have just State, Washington State Library. The grant
completed a refresher course to update their was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Nonfiction knowledge of specialized local, regional, Foundation and the Institute of Museum
Medium Raw: A Bloody state and national resources that can help. and Library Services, a federal agency.
Valentine to the World of Food
and the People Who Cook
Anthony Bourdain
The author of the best-selling Kitchen
Confidential explores how the
cooking world has changed in the Coming soon: online credit and debit
past ten years.
card payments for fines & fees
The Devil’s Rooming House In early July, payment by Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards will be
M. William Phelps available for library fees of $1.00 or more. Patrons will see an itemized list of
Profiles the owner of a rooming overdue fines and loss, damage, and other fees owed and will be able to select
house in Windsor, Connecticut, fines to pay. Patrons will also be able to pay into a reserve account from which
who was accused of murdering two they will be able to make fine and fee payments. Fines and fees cannot be
husbands and 66 sickly “inmates” automatically deducted from the reserve account. Payments must be made from
between 1911 and her arrest 1916.
a computer. Library staff are not set up to process credit and debit transactions.
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky
For Southwest Washington staycationers Projects and Activities for Dads
TRL Foundation launches summer Passport to Timberland and Kids to Share
Ken Denmead
Which Timberland library was cut into prizes! Prizes are based on the number Cool kid projects that use technology.
three sections and barged up a canal, of libraries visited. Prize categories:
which has a drive up window, and which children up to 12, youth 13–17, and adults Inside the Outbreaks
are less than a mile from the beach? 18 and older. The drawing will be held Mark Pendergrast
and winners notified on September 30. A history of the elite medical corps
The TRL Foundation invites you to at the forefront of the world’s most
Local businesses and organizations are
enjoy their new Passport to Timberland dangerous epidemics.
providing all of the prizes.
this summer and to discover interesting
facts while visiting the 27 Timberland For complete rules and lots more Record Store Days: From Vinyl
libraries and local points of interest. You information, including a list of to Digital and Back Again
can use your Passport to Timberland as prizes, visit the Foundation website Gary Calamar
a guidebook to plan your ‘staycation’ as at www.trlfoundation.org. Also on A loving look at the stores that have
enthralled music lovers, providing
you explore the recreation and beauty the website are updates from sponsors,
a glimpse into what makes a great
of Southwest Washington, home of the bicycling routes and audio downloads. record store.
Timberland Regional Library system. Learn about the important mission of the
TRLF to add value to the libraries and
Ask for your free Passport at any
Timberland library (1 per customer,
communities it serves. Fiction
supplies are limited). Each of the The Timberland Regional Library The Particular Sadness of
Timberland libraries you visit this Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit Lemon Cake
summer will stamp your Passport with its corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Aimee Bender
unique stamp. Stamps count for potential Internal Revenue code. As Rose bites into her mother’s
homemade lemon-chocolate cake,
she discovers a magical gift: she can
taste her mother’s emotions. Now
food is a peril and a threat.

Free wireless Internet service at Timberland libraries The Passage


Timberland Regional Library offers free wireless Internet access at all 27 Justin Cronin
libraries from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To learn what you A security breach at a secret U.S.
military facility unleashes the
need to use your wireless equipment at the library, go to www.TRL.org and
monstrous product of a chilling
mouse over Services for a link to detailed information. experiment. The world is forever
altered for the stunned survivors.

Tinkers
Check out the new & improved TRL website Paul Harding
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize
This May, TRL redesigned its website • Links to the Kids and Teens pages from for Fiction, this work about a dying
at www.TRL.org. The new design is all pages man’s legacy pays homage to love,
visually appealing and provides simpler • A new Birth to 5 page focusing on early loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.
ways to locate information. Examples of learning, home activities, and literacy
new and improved features: Matterhorn:
adventures A Novel of the Vietnam War
• Access to the library catalog and your • Site search and site map Karl A. Marlantes
account from every page Praised as one of the most
Find us on Facebook and Twitter
• A choice of text sizes outstanding novels concerning the
Follow TRL’s Facebook and Twitter Vietnam War. The author served as a
• A “How do I” feature with simple pages by visiting the TRL website at much-decorated Marine in Vietnam.
answers to common questions www.TRL.org and clicking on the
• An updated map of library locations, icons. Check out the library’s Flickr
Selected by Timberland
including kiosks account, too, for photos of the 27 Regional Library selectors
• Links to TRL’s Facebook, Twitter and Timberland libraries and some of their   Jackie Marquardt
Flickr sites exciting programs.   Kim Storbeck
  Jean Padovan
Reference Databases
Magazines & Newspapers Ask a Librarian!
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librarians are here to help.
For a comprehensive survey of a current Timberland Regional Library subscribes
topic, whether you’re still figuring out to online reference databases to provide Reference & Information
which direction to go in your investigations current, reliable resources for personal, 704-INFO (4636)
or have an exact topic in mind, nothing academic, business and professional Outside the Olympia area:
beats the array of magazine and newspaper research. Regularly updated and 1-800-562-6022
databases available. checked for accuracy, they include full- www.TRL.org
text magazine and newspaper articles,
Search in one, several or all of them: Central Reference hours*
directories, auto repair manuals, practice
• navigate to www.TRL.org Monday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
tests, photographs, maps and information
• Go to the Research dropdown Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
on a variety of subjects.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Select Reference Databases
All databases are available on library Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Click on Magazines & Newspapers from computers. Most are also accessible from Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
the Subject List of Databases and choose home with your library card number. Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
the database you want to search. *Except holidays
Or
Click on Search several databases
Internet Picks from your Librarians
at once, then Search by subject,
then Magazines & Newspapers. Consumer Info
At this point, you can choose to search
Be a wise consumer and save yourself • Buyers Guides & Price Comparisons
all the magazine databases at once or a
time, woe and unnecessary expenses. • Charities
selection of your choice.
At www.TRL.org, go to the Research • Homes & Apartments
The results include the full text of articles • Personal Finance & Insurance
dropdown and select Internet
and article summaries.
Resources. Under the Subject • Product Safety &
Categories list choose Consumer Consumer Awareness
Information. There you’ll find dozens • Travel
Today’s Library Editor of web links to the following:
Happy — and cautious — shopping!
Leanne Ingle
Timberland Regional Library TRL Internet Resources are free websites selected by TRL Reference staff to
Communications Department meet the interests of Timberland patrons.

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