November 20, 2014

CLOSED: November 26 - December 1

Neill Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday, November 26 thru Sunday, November 30, 2014. 


You can visit the library via our website at www.neill-lib.org where you can view the catalog, check out electronic resources, use the library databases, request an item and view your account. No materials will be due at this time, but if you wish to return materials you may do so using the book drop at the North entrance of the library.

We will re-open at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1st.

November 19, 2014

Explore the Palouse Heritage Collection

The Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library has a wide variety of materials about the Palouse.  We will be sharing some of the photos from the collection with you over the next few days and weeks, but don't just view the materials here.  Come down to the library and explore the Palouse Heritage Collection!

Unloading Freight

November 15, 2014

Explore the Palouse Heritage Collection

The Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library has a wide variety of materials about the Palouse.  We will be sharing some of the photos from the collection with you over the next few days and weeks, but don't just view the materials here.  Come down to the library and explore the Palouse Heritage Collection!

Pullman's Great Artesian Well - 145' Deep Flows 3 Million Gallons per Day!

147' Artesian Well - Pumped 2400 Gallons per Minute in Pullman, WA

November 13, 2014

Today is World Kindness Day!

November 13  World Kindness Day


RAK.  One more acronym, yes.  But this one is one that bears elaboration. RAK. Random Acts of Kindness.   An act of kindness means putting someone else first – in thought, in action, in appreciation.  An act of kindness need not cost the giver a cent.  Opening a door, initiating a conversation, smiling, going that extra mile – they all can have a profound impact on another person and on the world itself.

November 13 has been designated World Kindness Day.  It seems to me the perfect occasion to make a commitment to ourselves to put kindness at the top of our “to do list”. Once one begins to do those RAKs, something quite wonderful begins to happen. The giver – the RAK “do-er” feels a sense of warmth themselves.  Studies show that when one demonstrates kindness, the results include the giver reporting increased levels of happiness. Studies also show that kindness begets kindness.  And who could argue that our world – immediate and otherwise – is in need of kindness upon kindness?

Need further information or inspiration? Check out these items from the library – and then get on with your RAKs.  I plan to do the same!
The Art of Being Kind by Einhorn
The Power of Giving by Jamal
Acting With Kindness by Scheunemann
One Simple Act by Macomber

Kathleen Ahern
Children's Librarian

November 12, 2014

Explore the Palouse Heritage Collection

The Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library has a wide variety of materials about the Palouse.  We will be sharing some of the photos from the collection with you over the next few days and weeks, but don't just view the materials here.  Come down to the library and explore the Palouse Heritage Collection!

A Family Poses with Their Wagon