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Community aspirations survey

Many organizations work to make the Westbank area a great place to live. Besides the library, we are supported by local governments, schools and parent groups, the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, churches, the Picayune and other local papers, service organizations, fire and law enforcement [...]

Community aspirations survey 2018-01-12T14:31:39+00:00

Honoring the Journey

Each of us is on our own journey. We each started in a particular place with a particular family, we went to particular schools and had our own particular set of experiences. All of these particulars have colored our view of how the world works, our [...]

Honoring the Journey 2018-01-05T13:16:25+00:00

Resolution to Read

How many books did you read last year? Actual books – not articles or social media, but full books made of paper, downloaded to a digital device, or experienced in audio format... Actual books with tens of thousands of words telling a complex story or exploring [...]

Resolution to Read 2017-12-15T13:26:21+00:00

The Kids’ Page

Have you visited the Kid’s Room on our website? We have some really cool features to bring the joy of digital reading to your family… Bookflix (new!) offers over 100 classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction books for a rounded reading experience.  You can choose read-aloud [...]

The Kids’ Page 2017-11-25T22:13:18+00:00

Grateful every day

It’s a thankful time of year. At the library, we are thankful for… Readers!   We add thousands of new books every year, and this community checks out our books hundreds of thousands of times. Folks chat with us at the desk about what they like to [...]

Grateful every day 2017-11-15T10:19:31+00:00

Celebrating artisans

Artisans… they’re those dedicated souls among us who spend hour upon hour, over weeks and months and years, practicing, learning, and developing their craft. They sew, mold, dye, felt, weave, mix, carve, paint, knit, cook, and build – creating beautiful everyday objects that bring us joy in [...]

Celebrating artisans 2017-11-04T09:19:14+00:00

Honoring our Veterans

Every year on November 11, our country honors and thanks its Veterans for their service to our country and the world. Many in our community have family members who have served in our armed forces, and each year we invite you all to create a page to [...]

Honoring our Veterans 2017-10-18T16:35:30+00:00

Beehive update

Our beehive now has a second story! Since moving into their new home in May, our girls have been hard at work -- building comb, gathering nectar and pollen, taking care of the young, making honey, and the countless other tasks that go on inside of a [...]

Beehive update 2017-10-06T14:20:19+00:00

2017 Board Elections

We are very fortunate to have three candidates running for our Board of Trustees this year. There are two positions open, and when you go to vote you will get to vote for two candidates. You can learn more about them on the candidate brochure produced by [...]

2017 Board Elections 2017-10-05T18:29:47+00:00

Sensory Programming

We don’t all think and learn the same, and some families face extra challenges in navigating a world where their child develops differently than others. Last year, local families came to us to say their children were “outside of the box” -- kids with special needs, [...]

Sensory Programming 2017-09-29T22:38:37+00:00

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