Author Archives: Syrilyn Tong

Soft Opening Success!

About 2 dozen people munched on cookies and soup while visiting the Clausen Cabin this past Saturday for our soft opening.  We queried people as to what hours/days the cabin should be open, what categories of books should go in, … Continue reading

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Clausen soft opening, Sneak Peek this Saturday

The time has finally arrived – we are ready to bust down the doors and invite all members, donors, volunteers and all others interested in the library to our Sneak Peek into the Clausen Cabin library, this Saturday, May 20, … Continue reading

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Come walk and graze in the Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity

Do you like to take short walks? While grazing on great food? And helping JTEL raise money? Then the 15th annual Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity is right up your alley! Friday May 12 from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM … Continue reading

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HB197 public comments postponed (again)

As of this writing, there is no further scheduled public comment on the bill.  HOWEVER, according to the Legislative Information Office, they encourage the public to write up their comments and send it to the sponsors of the bill.  Thus, … Continue reading

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HB197 testimony rescheduled to Thursday at 5:00 PM

If you are still interested in testifying against the current seed bill, the phone number to contact is 844-586-9085 at 5:00PM Thursday, April 13

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JTEL Opposed to HB197; public testimony today at 1:00

The JTEL Board of Directors met last night to discuss HB197; legislation regarding Seed Libraries, and is opposed to the specifics of the pending legislation. Here is a brief history and the reasons that we are opposed: History: The USDA … Continue reading

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HB197 – Seed Library legislation

Some of you have heard about this bill making its way through the State house committee, and have even left messages on our voice mail. We are aware of the bill, and are opposed to it, however, we need to … Continue reading

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Thanks for your Pick.Click.Give Pledges!!

Over $2 million was raised by Alaskan non-profits, with 22 persons pledging $1,150 just to JTEL!  Thanks a million to all those who donated – we couldn’t do it without you!

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Books at the Clausen Cabin!!

Finally, the day has arrived that renovations are mostly done and books have been officially moved into the Clausen Cabin.  As of last weekend, a great work crew moved in two huge bookshelves and began moving books from Frank’s Place … Continue reading

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Last Day to File for the PFD and Give to JTEL!!

Midnight is the deadline for filing and/or changing your Pick.Click.Give pledges. If you haven’t yet filed, DO IT NOW!!  If you haven’t chosen a Pick.Click.Give recipient, chose JTEL! All monies are earmarked towards the renovation of the Clausen Cabin. We need … Continue reading

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