Category Archives: Advisory

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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Don’t forget Pick.Click.Give!!

PFD applications are right around the corner, so please don’t forget to give to JTEL through the Pick.Click.Give program. Every dollar will go towards operating expenses for the current library/Clausen renovation. We hope to get the Clausen Cabin up and … Continue reading

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Clausen Cabin: Nearly Solstice Update

Solstice happens soon, daylight is short and the busy holidays are here. Yet, thanks to our wonderful volunteers and donors, extraordinary progress has been made on the rejuvenation of the Clausen Cabin. Starting in October, a series of six volunteer work sessions were held. … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Bibliophilia

For those of you who are on Facebook, there is one thing you can do for the JTEL that could bring us needed funds—like and share the story Bibliophilia, about why I chose to donate a significant amount from my … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Please Give and Do Good

Well, the day has arrived: #GivingTuesday is here! All over, people are giving to their favorite charities in the hope of improving their little nook of the world, and the power of these multitudes working together to improve the lot … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Check Out A Book

This #GivingTuesday, come to the library! Browse our shelves and find something you like, sign up to be a member if you aren’t one already, and check out a book! There are card pockets with cards in each item, and a jar … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Historical Gardens

Well, it’s not exactly spring, but experienced gardeners know that the seed and garden catalogs are going to start arriving in December and January. The Clausen Cabin grounds include beautiful flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens planted there by Ida and … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Library Programs

The JTEL has two programs in addition to its collections: the Growing Ester’s Biodiversity seed library, and the Library Lecture Series. The GEB operates similarly to a book library, except that instead of checking out books, you check out seeds, … Continue reading

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