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Jul 25

Updated Surplus List

Posted by heather in Announcements

There have been some revisions to our surplus list, please take a look!

Surplus items for July 25th, 2013

Jul 08

Library Position Announcement: Director

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) is seeking a Director that reports to the Board of Trustees in Dayton, WA.  The Director is responsible for the administration, planning, and operation of CCRLD complying with the District’s mission, vision, and values.  Annual Salary is $43,476 to $47,136 with benefits.  Application deadline is 8/10/13. 

Request or download an application packet containing Job Description, Application, Preliminary Questions, and Essay Questions at the Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd St. or from our Employment Page:  CCRLD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug/alcohol/smoke free work environment.  Contact Janet Lyon at 509-382-4131 for additional information.


Jul 05


Posted by heather in Library News

Columbia County Rural Library District received funds from Banner Bank and The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library to replace old and worn children’s books.  Many of the well-loved books, classics, and favorite authors, like Dr. Seuss, are in need of being replaced.  The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library submitted a grant to Banner Bank to help CCRLD purchase replacement titles of worn books.  Banner Bank generously awarded the Friends with $200.  In addition the Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library agreed to donate an additional $500 to CCRLD.   CCRLD will be able to purchase about 60 new library-bound replacement books with the funds of $700.

Jun 07

Need Help Using our Online Catalog (Koha)?

Posted by heather in Link of the Month

Just a quick shout-out to Bywater Solutions (who helped us migrate to our new catalog system a couple years ago!) for putting this together:

If you're having issues using our online catalog, please check out their tutorial playlist on YouTube. It covers everything from using the Cart function, renewing items, and placing holds, to setting your privacy options in your account, and making purchase suggestions. An excellent resource!

Jun 05

New Books for May 2013

Posted by heather in New Books

New Books for the month of May 2013

492 titles added last month! Some highlights:

Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs (by Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Malcom MacPherson)

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (by David Sedaris)

Widow of Gettysburg (by Jocelyn Green)

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! (by Mo Willems)

Moonbird (by Phillip Hoose)

The Ophelia Cut (by John Lescroart)

The Bee-Man of Orn (by Frank R. Stockton)

Iron Crowned (by Richelle Mead)

Ashfall (by Mike Mullin

Jun 05

Kicking Off the Summer Reading Program!

Posted by heather in Events

It's almost time for our annual Summer Reading program! Sign-ups begin on June 11th, but we're kicking things off early with a special performance by the Walla Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival musicians this Friday at 3:30pm.

The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival musicians will be presenting a performance called "Harp," of Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat, op. 74. The nickname 'harp' comes from the way the musicians pluck the strings during the first movement.

Refreshments to follow the performance.

May 24

Libri books have arrived!

Posted by heather in Announcements

That's right! The library just received our shipment of Libri Foundation books!

These lovely books brought to you by the Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library and the Libri Foundation. Thank you! :-)

"The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program."

To learn more, see

May 10

Spotlight on Services: Ask-WA, 24/7!

Posted by heather in Link of the Month

Did you know we are part of a co-op offering 24/7 online reference (question answering)?

The Columbia County Rural Library District is a member of an international co-op of librarians, who work together to make sure your questions get answered, whenever you ask them! Have a term paper due and can't find that last primary resource? Having trouble getting that ebook downloaded properly and we're closed for the weekend? Need to know where to go for credible medical information? No problem! Inquiring minds want to know, and we are there for YOU.

You can access this FREE library service via our Ask a Librarian page (simply type your question and information into the chat box on the right of the page), or via the official Ask-WA website:

May 08

New Craft books for the Crafty among you!

Posted by heather in New Books

We just got in a TON of brand-new craft books on a variety of topics including:

Embroidery, knitting, crochet, doll and puppet-making, furniture-crafting, painting, sewing, and much, much more!

If you have an itch to begin a new project, look no further. :)

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May 01

New Books at the Library for April!

Posted by heather in New Books

New Library Books for the month of April!

514 Titles added. Some highlights:

The western horse's pain-free back and saddle-fit book by Joyce Harman

Hillbilly heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

Les Miserables (DVD & Blu-Ray)

Starting now by Debbie Macomber (audio CD)

The winnowing season by Cindy Woodsmall

The testament by John Grisham

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

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