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Collections Report for August, 2017

Cataloging has continued in August, with another 171 titles added this month.  Focus remains on setting up a variety of children’s books for check out, including the Caldecott Medal winner, Owl Moon, and books for young readers and teens/young adults. … Continue reading

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Gazebo windows installed!

After being vandalized a few years ago, new stained glass windows were procured and the Ida Lane Gazebo is now sporting those new windows and protective plexiglass shields.  There was one casualty – one of the windows was broken and … Continue reading

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Garden clearing and books n’ things

There weren’t many helping hands last Sunday, but we hauled off 3 truckloads of pallets, rotten flowerbed rails and junk, thereby cleaning up the yards and grounds of the Clausen Cabin.  In the meantime, books are being cataloged and shelved … Continue reading

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Garden Party/Yard Clean-up

We could use your help to spruce up the grounds of the John Trigg Ester Library! When: Sunday, June 25, noon-4PM Where: Clausen Cabin Who: Anyone who would like to help weed, take out trash and in general, spruce up … Continue reading

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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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Collections and inventory – April 2017

With the 24 titles added in April, the total of catalogued books and movies in the JTEL collections comes to 7,711. Many volumes in the Alaska Geographic series (donated by Merritt Helfferich) were added this month, as were a couple … Continue reading

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Collections and inventory – March 2017

While March was minimal for new books entered into the online catalog (only 5 titles, bringing the total to 7,687), a great deal was done with regard to the collections. First, the trim work and office space at the Clausen … Continue reading

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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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Collections and inventory – February 2017

This month 80 titles were added to the library’s inventory, bringing our catalog total to 7,682 items. Most of these were oversize, how-to-draw books from the Walter T. Foster art series or books on Alaska, including many volumes from the … Continue reading

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