On behalf of North Tillamook Library Friends — which provides the building and grounds that house our library in Manzanita — I extend heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community who made our annual Memorial Day book sale one of our most successful ever. This year’s sale produced just over $8,000 in total revenue, which will enable Library Friends to keep our Library in tiptop shape. Our annual book sale truly was a community effort, from the hundreds of book buyers who came out on a rainy Saturday to snap up book bargains and make additional donations to Library Friends, to the three organizations that opened their doors to house the sale — Calvary Bible Church, Hoffman Center for the Arts, and Pine Grove Community House, to the more than 175 volunteers who worked on sale day and during the year preparing for the sale. Overseeing all those volunteers was the volunteer-in-chief, book sale director Madeline Olson. The book sale exemplifies the exceptional community spirit in North Tillamook County, and underscores the motto of North Tillamook Library Friends: Building a Community of Learners Since 1987.
On a related note, thank you to everyone who voted to renew the five-year property tax levy that will keep our library — and all Tillamook County
branches — operating at full strength through 2027.
With deepest gratitude,
President, North Tillamook Library Friends