Friday, March 11, 2016

Get a free canvas bag for filling out Orofino library’s survey

By Jo Moore

Clearwater Memorial Public Library wants to hear from its patrons, and we have provided a survey that can be downloaded and filled out from their website. The first 100 people to return a completed survey between April 1 and April 15 will receive a limited edition canvas library bag, free!

You can find the survey on our new website by going to or It is the last option on the top menu, and also featured as a blog post.

Please take time to download and complete it. We will start accepting completed surveys at the library on Friday, April 1, with a deadline of April 15.

Letters will be going out to our known patrons, asking that they fill out and return the survey. Copies may also be picked up at the library front desk and returned there.

While you are on our website, check out the blog entry on Tumble Books, and feel free to send any ideas or thoughts to, and these may be added to the on-going blog by our webmaster, Kc Morris. We are seeking input on exciting books to read, or suggestions for making our website the go-to place!

The library’s future

It is with a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm that we inform all our library patrons that a non-profit foundation has completed its official non-profit formation, with the purpose of creating awareness of the need for expansion of our library. 

Orofino’s library has been located on the corner of Michigan Avenue, across from the old junior high school, since 1965—50 years now. The last major expansion was accomplished in 1984 with a grant and almost $50,000 in local donations, adding a new wing on a piece of adjoining property which was purchased for that purpose.

It has been over thirty years since the last addition, and many advances in the services offered by Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) have been made. We have been in the computer age with an automated circulation system since the 1980’s, and the electronics boom with hand-held devices has caused a plethora of needed new services offered to the public by CMPL. The problem is: not enough people space! We are studying the future importance and needs for our library, and have come up with a survey to help us determine our future path toward expansion.

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