The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Writer offers information about library services

 


To The Eagle:

I am writing to comment on Bob Pyle’s letter of Feb. 9 concerning the failed efforts to enroll the county in the Timberland Library system.

When I first started using the Cathlamet Library, I inquired as to why we were not on that system and received an answer citing a lack of funds or will, not the detailed explanation given by Mr. Pyle. Now that I know the approximate amount of money that currently would have to be spent by an individual or family either for a card at the Naselle Timberland or as part of property taxes, I would like to offer the following suggestion:

For $85 per year, any resident of the State of Washington who doesn’t qualify for a free library card from the Seattle Public Library may purchase one. Ironically, they are free to members of the Timberland Library system.

Go to their website or call. It’s not clear to me whether this can be purchased online.

I have been checking out e-books from the Seattle Public Library for five or six years, reading dozens if not hundreds, of books, at no cost per book, while using a free Adobe reader. Currently there are approximately 6500 titles available in the history category, my favorite, and this includes audio books as well.

As of today, in all formats, including video, they have 133,798 titles online, ranging from African-American Fiction to Young Adult Literature and everything in between. So if you want the latest pot-boiler or the truth about our current POTUS, make haste!

Jean Burnham

Cathlamet

 

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