"What's Hatching" with Friends of the Winthrop Library
What a beauty of a winter! Here in the Methow Valley we've been skiing, sledding and skating, and, of course, reading (what I'm reading now: Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain.) Your faithful friends' group has been hard at work as well at our mission of supporting community, literacy and learning, believing that the library is-- or can and should be -- the heart of a community:
We've participated as a board in our local Town Council meeting, presented at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, and have a trip on the books to present at the North Central Regional Library System at their board meeting. We are so grateful for all of our many community parters and the incredible support they have shown and continue to show!
We're grateful for continued news coverage in our own Methow Valley News HERE, and a piece if forthcoming in the Omak Chronicle- wow, word sure travels! (know someone who wants to be informed? Forward this on to them!)
What's hatching with the big project? We are implementing a CRM system and setting up for a late winter/early spring feasibility study, while evaluating sites based on a number of metrics including those supporting our mission of community, literacy and learning: accessibility to public transportation, walkability and visibility, among others.
As we put together information for grant applications, it's fun to get numbers together: we tracked almost 2000 volunteer hours for our little library last year (thank you!). Did you know we have the highest circulation of any branch in the NCRL system (or in a like sized town in Washington excepting the islands)? Which is all to say, we love our library and our community, and can't wait to see how the library will bring this special community together in the future! Thank you for being a part of it!