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Quilt raffle a record for Friends

Congratulations to Monchiere Commodore for winning the Fancy Forest quilt raffle!  Monchiere is a recent transplant from Seattle, Washington.  She had admired the quilt's colors and thought how nice those owls would look in her son's room, so she bought several tickets. She reports that she [...]

Quilt raffle a record for Friends 2017-09-15T15:37:57+00:00

Lend a hand in the community garden

Our community garden is having an end-of-summer work day on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 1pm, and we could use your help! The community garden, located at Westbank Library, opened at the very end of 2012.  It is well-established after four and a half years, and [...]

Lend a hand in the community garden 2017-09-14T12:06:30+00:00

Immerse yourself in a book

Did you know that people who read books live longer? According to a longitudinal study published last year (A Chapter a Day: Association of Book Reading and Longevity), people who read books – as opposed to periodicals – live almost two years longer than people who [...]

Immerse yourself in a book 2017-09-15T09:30:17+00:00

Slow living at the library

In the pell-mell sprint toward the first day of school – collecting supplies, coordinating outfits, inoculating arms, cutting hair, organizing backpacks, stockpiling lunch snacks, updating calendars, reviewing schedules – it is easy to lose track of ourselves. We become “human doings,” consumed with to-dos and driven [...]

Slow living at the library 2017-08-14T15:40:21+00:00

Birds of Prey at Summer Reading Finale

Has your family been reading this summer? It’s not too late to pick up a passport at the library and log some of your literary travels. What did you read? What faraway and nearby places did you visit in your reading and in real life? Did [...]

Birds of Prey at Summer Reading Finale 2017-08-14T15:42:53+00:00

Serve your community: Board elections 2017

The great work of our libraries is overseen by a five-member elected Board of Trustees, and every year either two or three Board positions come open for election. This year there are two positions open, and anyone who lives in the district and is a registered [...]

Serve your community: Board elections 2017 2017-08-14T15:43:38+00:00

Welcome to the new website!

Our website is the digital branch of Westbank Libraries. We expect you to find the same friendly, easy-to-use experience when you visit us online as you do when you visit us in person.  Have fun exploring some of our new features: Digital resources   Our digital [...]

Welcome to the new website! 2017-08-14T15:44:15+00:00

Westbank Library has a beehive

We have 10,000 new library members at our Westbank location, including royalty! Queen Harper Bee and her thousands of BeeWeaver drones and workers are settling in to their new beehive home at the far end of the community garden. These bees (bred by a local company [...]

Westbank Library has a beehive 2017-08-14T15:44:41+00:00