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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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A special thanks to Betty Swanson for her donation of a box of books, Eric Glos for his help with the baseboard trim, Ginny Gallagher for her help with painting and general clean-up, and to Mike Stredny for his donation … Continue reading

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Clausen Cabin Update

Work on the Clausen Cabin is moving forward to a point where JTEL is starting to plan for moving in shelving units and filling them with books. New vinyl plank flooring is down in the main area, new interior doors … 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: 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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The JTEL is participating in #GivingTuesday this year! Posts relating to #GivingTuesday are: Please Give and Do Good Check Out A Book Historical Gardens Library Programs Community Events The People We Love Bookshelf Dedications One Week to Go! Rewards Programs Our … Continue reading

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Used books, just in time for the holidays!

JTEL was the only non-borough library represented at the annual Noel Wein Library Used Book Consortium held Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Although there were thousands of used library books on all manner of subjects, we had the very first table … 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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GivingTuesday: Community Events

The John Trigg Ester Library throws two to three big community events/fundraisers each year, and we have a lot of fun brainstorming ideas for them, setting them up, finding musicians and artists willing to donate their talents to provide entertainment … Continue reading

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