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The Yelm Timberland Library Board of Directors gave their annual report to the Yelm City Council on Tuesday, February 27 including the following highlights:

– new patrons increased by 8% over 2005
– checked out items increased by 6% year over year
– Wi-Fi now offered at Yelm’s libraryThe Friends’ of the Library Book Tile fundraiser has sold 409 tiles, with 48 remaining. You can make a tax-deductible donation for $40 each.
– There are two open seats on the Yelm Library Board:
“The Yelm Library Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on specific library matters. It consists of five members appointed by the Mayor for a period of five years, on the basis of demonstrated interest in, or knowledge and support of public libraries, who serve without compensation for their service. Three of the members appointed to a position on the board shall be either a resident of the City of Yelm or shall own property inside the city limits or shall have a current City of Yelm business license. The remaining two members shall reside within either the Yelm or Rainier school districts,” quoting the City of Yelm website.

The Library’s current lease exprires in 5 years, so the time is now to start thinking about a future home for Yelm’s Library.

The current Yelm Library Advisory Board members are:
Jeanette Burnham
Steve Klein
Ronni Nutter

The Yelm Timberland librarian [Kristen Blalack] serves as Timberland Regional Library Board liaison to the Yelm Library Advisory Board.

If you are interested in being a Board member, please let Ms. Blalack know at the Yelm Library.

Yelm’s Timberland Regional Library Branch
Photo courtesy of Free Flow Media

Posted by Steve on March 3, 2007 at 6:32 am | Permalink

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