Errors in library mailing

  • Oct 26, 2016 at 12:28PM

In the Library Snapshot brochure, which was mailed out last week to all postal customers on Orcas, some of you may have noticed a couple of typographical errors:On the front panel, one of the headers says "2018 Levy Lid Lift Ballot Measure." It should instead show 2016 as the year, as listed inside the brochure.In the section about the Purpose of the Expansion, it said that it will add 30 percent more collection space, because book use has leveled off, and surveys consistently show that people want more books. It should have said that ebook use has leveled off. This is based on both the library's own ebook download stats, consistent at about 700 per month since last November and national statistics and articles. Here are a couple of interesting discussions about ebooks.


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San Juan County bans single-use plastic bags

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 11:07AM

San Juan County Council approved a county-wide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Newts are on the move

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 5:06PM

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Changes to OPALCO election process approved

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 2:07PM

After hearing from the membership at OPALCO open house events, the Board approved a number of the changes to the election process that were proposed by a volunteer Member Review Committee. Beginning in 2017, all voting will be by electronic (online) or mail-in ballot. The era of voting on the boat is over in order to have a more substantive and informational annual meeting on the ferry. Voting districts will remain as they stand and members will continue to vote in every election, not by district.

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