Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Donation by Missouri Libraries

We have recently received some books from the University of Central Missouri and the Missouri State Library. These books are ones that have been taken off the shelves at these libraries. When this is done the Libraries offer these books to other libraries, and this time we recieved 5 books which are all about Native Americans.
We would like to thank John Baken for his generous donation of books,and thank you to the American Indian Library Association for including us on their mailing list so we can receive information about book donations, as well as other information.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Friend of Our Library

In the year we had the IMLS grant, we added a lot of books. But not all of them were purchased with grant funds. Very early in that process, a couple of retired librarians in Santa Fe who knew about our library shopped for children's picture books and sent them to us. In the spring of 2008, along came a box of about 50 beautiful books, almost all culture- and native-related titles. And they kept us in mind for the next couple of years. Now and again, another box would come in the mail. Everywhere they traveled they kept their eye out for books for us. Altogether they gave us 107 shiny new children's books.

At the time, they wanted the donation to be anonymous. But one of them has recently passed away. She never met us or saw our library, but she was our good friend, and we are grateful to her memory. Thank you, Mary Grathwol.

Here are the covers of the 107 books Mary and her sister donated to Lower Elwha. Click for larger image, and ask Jim if there are any of these books you would like to see. Or just come take a look at the children's culture books shelves:

Prize-Winning Children's Books

A small donation check has arrived, marked "for children's books." We try to get some of the American Indian Library Association's awards titles every year, so we ordered two from AILA's 2012 list, the picture book winner :


and the young adult winner:


 Indian Country Today has an article about these and other titles which have received awards from AILA.