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  1. Library Installs Memorial Statuary

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    July 10, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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    -Special to the Observer by Jane Bryant- In memory of volunteers, John Gilbreath and Paul Libor, the Master Gardeners of West Fork recently installed a new statuary in the library rain garden. Along with members of the community and Friends of the

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  2. Proposal for New West Fork Library

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    March 19, 2013 by wcobserver

    This proposal was presented to the West Fork Friends of the Library at their regular meeting March18, 2013. Proposal for a New Library Without Significant Cost to Taxpayers   March, 2013 The Need: The West Fork Municipal library has outgrown its current space; the area that was once dedicated to children for story hour and children programs, reading, and children’s computers has been significantly reduced.  Even seating for leisurely reading has been removed.  A sagging foundation has required multiple repairs and the book stacks to be moved to the newer addition to prevent the threat of collapse.

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  3. Rain Gardens Come To Library

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    October 27, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By Jane Bryant “It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood” as Friends of the Library, community members, and local Master Gardeners met to plant the two rain gardens at the West Fork Library on Oct. 3.  The Library received two grants to help clean up the runoff from the roof of the library before it enters the watershed of the West Fork of the White River. Volunteers planted more than 200 plants and shrubs on the southeast and northwest corners of the library.  

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  4. Library Innovations Shine with Polaris

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    February 2, 2012 by wcobserver

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    WASHINGTON COUNTY  — Remember the library catalogue when it consisted of long, narrow drawers with index cards? Well, to paraphrase, “We’ve come a long way, Baby.” After the wood and paper system there was the Computerized Library System. But earlier this month, the Washington County Library System (WCLS) took a bigger step by introducing an integrated library system called Polaris to its members. “It is a system that is geared to libraries of our size. It is just going to get better and better,” said Steve Thomas, Washington County Library System Assistant Director. Thomas said that the main reason for the change is cost, but it also provides services that will free up staff to help patrons and will provide more information about library materials available to the public. Before purchasing Polaris all costs were analyzed and it was realized that $300,000-$400,000 could be saved over 10 years. That savings can be used for books, materials and other products and services. The WCLS saved $120,000 over the last two years through other cost saving changes and is supported by a millage tax voted in place last fall throughout Washington County. Additionally, the cities mentioned above provide monies for their libraries. …

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  5. Library Funding Gets Appropriated

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    May 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    A funding appropriation approved during the May 12 Washington County Quorum Court meeting will mean new supplies and equipment for the West Fork, Greenland and Winslow libraries.

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