North Mason Timberland Library

North Mason Timberland Library

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April’s free teen / adult craft kit was growing mushrooms. This is my mushroom kit.
we have enjoyed 2 meals and are looking forward to more.
The next event in our series with 2021 Washington State Book Award Winners:
Jennifer K. Mann Author/Illustrator in conversation with
North Mason Timberland Library Youth Services Librarian Erika Miller, will be available for viewing Feb. 8, 10 am!

Links to the program will be available at:
www.WashingtonCenterForTheBook.org/WSBA-AuthorEvents

This series is presented by The Washington Center for the Book (an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and a partnership of Washington State Library and The Seattle Public Library) and Washington Library Association.
Will the library be open today?
Will the library be open today
Will the library be open today?
Has anyone been to the new Bark Park yet?

We hear it's a tail-wagging good time.

Check it out!

Thank you North Mason Timberland Library library for telling us all about it!
My little one has been loving the stem challenges lately! Here she is with the bridge and house we built together! #ilovemylibrary
The Salmon Center is excited to collaborate with the North Mason Timberland Library to give you the Passport to Mason County. You can visit surrounding natural areas like Twanoh State Park, Staircase Rapids, Walker Park, and 14 others. Grab your passport and get exploring today!

Print yours here: www.pnwsalmoncenter.org
I have a question for ya...

A few weeks back, I checked out two books. I believe they were brand new. They were books sort of about social emotional support. They were picture books.

One was about a penguin who just wanted to be alone. But then realized he didn't want to be alone... Or something like that.

And the other one is about a giraffe who was embarrassed over his long neck.

Im trying to gather books that support SEL. And I think these would be great. But I can't remember the name or the author.

Thanks!
Will you be open today?
Is the drop off box open outside of Library Take out hours?
I'm looking for a lost post. 😂

For suggestions Wednesday...

My daughter was looking for books like the selection and matched series... I was given a bunch of really good recommendations but now I can't find them. Help! 😂

The North Mason library started in 1950 in a Belfair drug store. The current library shares Timberland's collection over 1.6 million books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks, downloadable audio books, videos, magazines, and talking books.

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Operating as usual

Timeline photos 06/08/2022

June is the month to celebrate the world's oceans and to take action. Tomorrow is World Oceans Day. To learn more about both and find links to resources, go the websites below.
World Oceans Day:
https://unworldoceansday.org/
World Ocean Month:
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/30days/

06/07/2022
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06/06/2022

"What Laughter Tells Us: Asian Americans, Comedy & Belonging" is an online Humanities Washington presentation on Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Sign up, and you will receive a Zoom link to join the program: https://events.trl.org/event/what-laughter-tells-us-asian-americans-comedy-belonging

06/05/2022

The Friends of the North Mason Library will hold a book sale on Tuesday, June 14, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. The next book sale isn't until September, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your summer reading needs! Find out more here: https://events.trl.org/event/north-mason-friends-library-book-sale-0

06/04/2022

We started handing out the June Take & Make craft bag for young children on June 1. These are popular and go fast, so be sure to stop by and pick one up! Here are some of the supplies included in this month's bag.

06/03/2022
06/03/2022

Did you know we have free Summer Library Program prize books for all ages? Receive one when you sign up, and one when you complete 10 activities.

06/02/2022

Summer Library Program begins today! From now through August 31 all ages, babies through adult, can come to the library and receive a free book, (just for participating!) and pick up an activity sheet. Complete the activities and receive another free book!

Timeline photos 06/01/2022

Is someone having a birthday? Oscar the Grouch is! The Sesame Street resident is perpetually 43 years old today.
www.sesamestreet.org/

05/31/2022
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05/30/2022

All Timberland Regional Library branches and offices will close on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Circle of Friends 05/29/2022

Circle of Friends

Irish author Maeve Binchy, who died in 2012, was born on May 28, 1939. Her novels sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. We have many of her books available as ebooks, including this popular title: https://timberland.overdrive.com/media/148356

Circle of Friends “[An] irresistible invitation to share the lives of people who believe in enduring values.”—Detroit Free PressIt began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring pare...

05/28/2022

Have you visited our StoryTrail at the Salmon Center's Bark Park yet? From the Salmon Center (600 NE Roessel Road,) follow the signs to the Bark Park and read the picture book "Senorita Mariposa" along the way. And when you reach the end of the story you can continue walking on the newly extended path that loops back to the road!

Timeline photos 05/27/2022

May 31st is National Heat Awareness Day, a campaign by OSHA and the National Weather Service. Are you ready to stay safe in the heat this summer? Check out the sites for tips.

05/27/2022

Summer Library Program is almost here! Starting June 1 you can come into the library and receive a free book. Find out all the details here: https://www.trl.org/summer-library-program

05/26/2022
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05/23/2022

Picture books in the library are arranged in fun categories for families who like to browse for subjects like "animal," "dinosaur," or "seasonal" books specifically. Come in and explore the neighborhoods in Picture Book City!

Mary E. Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve 05/22/2022

Mary E. Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve

Did you know the North Mason Timberland Library and the Theler Wetlands are only .3 of a mile distance from each other on State Route 3? You can plan a day during library open hours to visit both! Find out more about the Wetlands trails here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mary-e-theler-wetlands-nature-preserve

Mary E. Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve Located at the head of Hood Canal, Theler Wetlands consists of more than 3 miles of accessible walking trails within 139 acres of protected salt marsh and estuary wetlands. If they’re open, you and your family can discover the displays and hands-on exhibits that teach more about the wetlands ecosy...

05/21/2022

Are you a fan of science fiction books? The Hugo Award nominees for 2022 were recently announced. The awards ceremony is scheduled for September, giving you plenty of time to read these titles and predict the winner: https://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2022-hugo-awards/

05/20/2022

Timberland Regional Library continues to offer virtual Storytimes on Zoom throughout the summer. To receive the Zoom link each week for Friday Family StoryTime, register here: https://events.trl.org/event/zoom-family-storytime-20

05/19/2022

The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program offers free vouchers for low income seniors. Apply online or pick up a paper copy at the library, applications are first come first serve. https://lmtaaa.org/media/dynamic/files/583-2022-sfmnp-application---english.pdf

A Conversation with George Takei: George Takei in Hyde Park 05/18/2022

A Conversation with George Takei: George Takei in Hyde Park

Watch this short video of George Takei or the full program from US National Archives for AAPI month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-FXnYE8-eY

A Conversation with George Takei: George Takei in Hyde Park “…I’m going to the home of the man who imprisoned me, to remember my childhood imprisonment. Only in America could that happen.”An excerpt from the program “...

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument | US Forest Service 05/18/2022

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument | US Forest Service

May 18, 1980 was the day Mount St. Helens erupted. The library has information about this event in our display case this month. You can find out more about this historical date here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/destination/mount-st-helens-national-volcanic-monument-0

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument | US Forest Service At 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St.

Research Guides: Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide: Introduction 05/16/2022

Research Guides: Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide: Introduction

Check out the The Library of Congress' Asian American and Pacific Islander collection virtually on https://guides.loc.gov/asian-american-pacific-islander

Research Guides: Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide: Introduction Comprising over 21 million people, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. electorate. This guide provides research strategies and pointers to materials available both at the Library of Congress and online.

05/16/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national movement to raise awareness, fight stigma and provide support. Find out more here: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

05/15/2022
Photos from Timberland Regional Library's post 05/15/2022

Some of our Timberland Regional Library branches recently held a Literary Peeps Diorama Contest. Check out the cute photos of the Peeples Choice winners! https://www.facebook.com/TimberlandLibraries/posts/10158785943918133

Timeline photos 05/14/2022

Dim the Lights for Birds at Night.
May 14th is World Migratory Bird Day.
Help the birds and learn about the campaign.


05/14/2022

We hope you didn't have any bad luck on Friday the 13th today. Ever wonder how this superstition began? Here are some insights from history.com: https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/friday-the-13th

05/13/2022

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23081 NE State Route 3
Belfair, WA
98528-1179

General information

The North Mason library began in 1950 in Dorothy Newkirk Harper's Belfair Drug store. The drug store was sold in 1958 and when the new owner relocated the store in 1966, the library moved to leased space in the back of a TV shop. In July 1976, it was moved to slightly larger leased space until September 1979.
A new library was opened in November 1979. The Friends of the North Mason Library purchased the land for the library building and deeded the property to the district. TRL purchased additional land at the current site on which a new 14,400 square foot library was built.

The old North Mason building was recycled and moved by barge where it reopened as the Hoodsport library in March 1997. The new North Mason building was opened in March 1998. Since Belfair is not incorporated, there is no contractual arrangement.

The North Mason Library has:

* Books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, audio cassettes, newspapers and magazines for readers and library users of all ages.

* Programs and events for children and adults.

* Computers with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and online reference databases. One-hour computer sessions can be reserved using the online reservation system or by calling the library.

* Free wireless Internet access in the library during regular open hours.

* A public meeting room that can be reserved for community meetings and programs by calling the library.

Contact the library for information about the local Friends group.


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