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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 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: Bookshelf Dedications

One way you can contribute to the JTEL on #GivingTuesday is to honor the ones you love or admire through a bookshelf dedication for our capital campaign. We have several bookcases in storage, a few of which will be placed … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Our Capital Campaign

The JTEL is attempting to do something quite difficult: run a library, build an endowment, remodel an old building, and construct a new building—all at the same time, and with volunteers as much as we can. In my previous posts … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: In-Kind Donations

With #GivingTuesday, another extremely important way to donate to the JTEL is via in-kind donations. This saves us considerable money, helping keep our operations and capital costs down, and helping us raise money at fundraisers. These generally fall into several categories: … Continue reading

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Monitor moving

August 31, Mike Musick and Gary Pohl moved the Monitor 441 to its new location and drilled a hole for the fuel line. This means we’ll have a warm, cozy cabin come winter! With the temperatures beginning to get nippy … Continue reading

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Major Milestones of Construction on Tuesday August 30

Tuesday, August 30th was a good day for construction progress at both the new PassiveHaus Phase 1 Project and at the Clausen Cabin. Trost Construction poured 29 cubic yards of concrete at the PassiveHaus thermal storage tank, starting with the … Continue reading

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Golden shovels!

The official groundbreaking for Phase One of the new John Trigg Ester Library took place on Saturday, July 30, shortly before the Tape and Tarp Ball. While it started out with a light rain, the weather broke briefly at the … Continue reading

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Stalwart volunteers at the Clausen Cabin

Some incredible progress has been made today at the Clausen Cabin, thanks to the amazing efforts put forth by volunteers Eric Glos, Josh Harris, Hans Mölders, Mike Musick, and Gary Pohl. These men worked in rain and wind all day … Continue reading

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