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Orcas Island Library Seeks New Trustee

The Orcas Island Public Library is seeking a new trustee to begin serving a five-year term on Jan. 1, 2016. The board is composed of five members who are charged with planning the direction of the library services, making sure those policies comply with laws, and overseeing the library’s expenditure of funds. The trustees also have the exciting task of working together on the .

As the trustees’ handbook states, “Throughout our nation’s history, the public library has offered free and equal access to the collected knowledge, information, and history of our culture.” Serving as a trustee for the Orcas Public Library enables an individual to contribute to an institution that is available for everyone.

Serving on the library board requires a passion and talent for teamwork, along with a belief in the culture and tradition of public libraries. We’re looking for individuals to apply who enjoy learning with and from each other, and will bring new ideas that inspire and energize other board members.

If you are interested in serving as a library trustee, contact Phil Heikkinen, Director 376-4985 and he will guide you through the application process.

Learn a new language: Pronunciator

You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, Pronunciator has ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages! Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.

To access Pronounciator please enter your entire 14-digit library card barcode when prompted.

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Birds of North America Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. The lab's hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.

To enter this site, click on the link http://bnaproxy.birds.cornell.edu/login. Select "Library card holder" then enter your entire 14-digit library card number.

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