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Jan 16

Teen Video Contest Underway!

Posted by heather in Announcements

This just in from the Washington State Library:

Know any teenagers who love making videos? Do you have a son or daughter who aspires to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for them.
It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.
Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that encourages teens to read and use libraries this summer. Entrants need to include their interpretation of this year’s contest slogan, “Spark a Reaction.”
Go here to learn more about the state contest, download a contest entry form, learn what to include in a video, where to upload the completed video and how to send in a completed entry form. Contestants need to send in their completed forms by March 7. Any Washington teen or group of teens ages 13-18 may enter.
The contest is being held by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. The Washington State Library is a partner in the annual contest.
One individual or group will be selected as Washington’s Teen Video Challenge winner and receive a $275 award. The library listed on the entry form will receive from CSLP and a $25 gift certificate for Upstart products. The winner(s) will be notified in April.
In addition, the Washington video winner and all notable Teen Video Challenge entries from our state will be available on the Washington Summer Reading Program page.
The Washington State Library is a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

Jan 10

The Oldest Books in Our Library

Posted by heather in Interesting Tidbits

While doing research in our newspaper archive other day, I had a patron ask me what the oldest book in our library was.

I did a little sleuthing and this is what I came up with:

Two books, Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World: History of Oregon, Illustrated and History of Washington Volume 1, both with print dates in 1893.

The Pen Pictures book has a lovely, embossed leather cover.

Unfortunately, we don't know much about these two books, other than they are very old. Both have complete page counts, and are an interesting look into the history of the Pacific Northwest.

If you are interested in taking a gander at these old tomes, please inquire about the Genealogy Reference section at the front desk. :-)

Dec 18

World Book Night

Posted by heather in Events

Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community? It’s Shakespeare’s birthday and 25,000 volunteers will go out on one day and give a half million specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers across America. Apply to be a book giver by January 5, 2014 by going to, read up on the guidelines and list of books, and then apply!

Select the Columbia County Rural Library District as your pickup site.

On the night of the event, book givers can pick up their books at the library and we'll have refreshments available.

Dec 05

New Mobile Library App!

Posted by heather in Library News

Thanks to the efforts of the Washington State Library and Boopsie, you can now access our library catalog and your accounts with the Library Now app! 

The Library Now app is available for Android, Mac, and Windows platforms.

Visit to learn more!

Dec 05

Executive Sessions for December

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announces special meetings to take place on:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4 to 5:30 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 4 to 5:30 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of meeting is to interview applicants for the position of Director.

Dec 04

Get in the Christmas Mood with Some Christmas Books

Posted by heather in Interesting Tidbits

Come check out our new display of Christmas books for the holiday season!

Nov 27

Friends' 2nd Annual Cookie Walk & Other Holiday Info

Posted by heather in Events

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their 2nd Annual Cookie Walk, "Cookies on Parade," in the Delany Room on Friday, November 29th from 1 to 4pm. Come buy cookies and goodies for your holiday needs and help support the Friends!


There will be NO STORYTIME on the 29th, as the Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day (the 28th) and the day after (the 29th).

The Library will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 30th.

Nov 22

Library Board of Trustees Position Announcement

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announces an opening on the County Library Board of Trustees. The County Library Board is taking applications for anyone who is interested in a five-year term as trustee beginning April 1, 2014.  Applications must be received by Chair Tanya Patton at the Columbia County Rural Library District by January 10, 2014. 

Applicants will be interviewed by the Library District Board of Trustees at their regular meeting in February. One person’s name will then be recommended to the Columbia County Commissioners for appointment.  The term for the incumbent trustee expires March 31, 2014.  The incumbent trustee will not be applying for another five-year term.

Applicants may pick up a Trustee information packet at the Dayton Memorial Library, 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton, during library open hours, at the Commissioners’ Office, or from our Board Members page.

Nov 20

Library Assistant I Position Announcement

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District is seeking a part-time Library Assistant I working a maximum of 19 hours per week including evenings and Saturday. Starting salary is $11.34 per hour. Position will begin January 2, 2014.

Application, resumé, and essay must be received or postmarked by December 13, 2013.

For the Application Packet and full list of qualifications, see our Employment page.

You may also pickup a packet at the Dayton Memorial Library, 111 S. 3rd Street

Nov 20

Friends Meeting Change

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Friends of the Library’s December meeting has been changed to December 18th from 10 a.m. to noon in the Delany basement.

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