March 02, 2015

Happy March

Happy March!  Spring is just around the corner – let’s all hang in there just a bit longer!  It won’t be long before we start seeing those first signs of spring – the stalwart daffodils that line sidewalks and occupy patches of yards and fields there and here.  Like little fluttery cups of sunshine, these harbingers of spring happen to be the official “flower of March.”
So, as a sweet little kindergartener I had in my classroom twenty-some years ago said to me (as she clutched a tight-fisted bouquet of yellow), “Look Miss Kathleen, I bring-ed you some daffy-dills.”  Daffy-dills, indeed!  Happy March!  And may you find many sweet daffy-dills along your way to spring!
Kathleen Ahern
Children's Librarian

March 01, 2015

Check out something new!

Do you want to see what new items have been added to the library's collections during the month of February?  Take this link!  Many of the items are still being processed so it can take a while for them to be ready to be checked out, but go ahead and place a hold and you'll be notified when it's ready for you to pick up. Make sure we have a current email and postal address for you.

New downloadable items are added every month as well. Here's the link to Washington Anytime Library.

February 27, 2015

Neill Public Library will be closed from Sunday, March 1, 2015 to Sunday, March 8, 2015 for our annual In-House Work Week.

You can visit the library via our website at 
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 reopen at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.

February 25, 2015

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!
Foot bridge on Kamiaken Street - Pullman, March 2, 1910

February 22, 2015

The Short and Long of It....

We’re about to finish this second month of 2015 and with that, the

shortest month of the year as well.  So, it seems the perfect time to

ditch the short and look to something long.  The end of February is

 the perfect time to set a long-term goal that the library can 

completely support!  For the remaining ten months of the year, 

let’s challenge ourselves to read at least one item listed as “new” 

on the library’s online catalog.  Not sure how to find those

listings?  Just click on the library’s website: 

Then look at the left side of the page and click on “new items.”

There are several categories you can now explore. From adult 

nonfiction to the latest in children’s picture books – these new-to-

the-library items are just waiting for you to check them out to 

enjoy! There are new listings in each of the categories on a regular 

basis. So, you’ll be able to find many items each month from 

which to choose to help you meet your goal (and satisfy your 

reading passion!) Here’s to the rest of the year! Happy (new book) 


Kathleen Ahern
Children's Librarian