winter Giving 2019: Click Here to Support Your Library!

Dear reader,

“Exciting!” is the best way to describe this past year at the Jefferson County Library. We began delivering more programs and services in south county, upgraded to faster WiFi access at the library, and added Kanopy, a streaming video service, to our collection. The library has continued to expand its transformational learning and collaborative resources across the county—but as you know, we rarely work alone. These are community-wide efforts supported by taxpayers, volunteers, donors, staff, partner organizations, and many others. To all who have contributed to the success of our library, we say “Thank you!”

Some of our 2019 highlights have included:

  • Our selection as one of only seven libraries across the country to host NASA’s Discover Exoplanets! exhibition, which included collaborating with Washington State University Extension to bring over 1200 students from four local school districts and one tribal school to experience cutting edge space science.
  • Presenting “Tech Tuesday” classes covering web security, 3D printing, virtual reality, and other current technology topics.
  • Working with WSU Master Gardeners to have a Seed Library available at Bookmobile stops around the county in April through October.
  • Expanding our collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and digital materials to a new total of over 200,000 items!

As 2019 comes to a close, would you please consider a year-end gift to help us continue to make lifelong learning, information, and cultural events accessible to everyone in Jefferson County? Our campaign goal this year is $15,000 and 25 new donors (tell your friends!). You may donate by check or cash at the library, or online by credit card at:

Thank you for your generosity and support. Your gift ensures that the library will be there for you and your family and friends for generations to come!


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Dr. Tamara R. Meredith