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Neill Public Library News

The City of Pullman Arts Commission is seeking a candidate to serve on its board of commissioners. The position is currently open for a full term (January 2018 – December 2020).  A full term is 3 years. The Commission meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Neill Public Library’s Young Meeting Room. 

The Pullman Arts Commission (PAC) cultivates the visual and performing arts to enrich the quality of life of the community through its vision, advocacy, and financial support, connecting residents, students and visitors to diverse aesthetic and cultural experiences. This Commission works to acquire City Council approved artwork for the City and is responsible for the acquisition, documentation and conservation of the City art collection.

Persons interested in serving on the Arts Commission should complete the Application for Vacancy online at: http://bit.ly/2FThGHO or in hardcopy at Neill Public Library. 

The position will remain open until filled. Submit applications to Mayor Glenn Johnson, City Hall, 325 SE Paradise St, Pullman, WA 99163.

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Date: June 12, 2018  

To: All Media

Contact name/phone/e-mail: Kathleen Ahern, Children’s Librarian/ (509) 338-3258/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event/Date: READY, SET, ART CHILDREN’S PROGAM meets at Neill Public Library/Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Children who just finished grades K-5 are invited to Neill Public Library’s “Ready, Set, Art!” program. Children will enjoy great books and also do related hands-on art activities. Great door prizes too! Join the fun each Wednesday, starting June 20 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the library’s Edith Hecht meeting room.

Pre-registration is not required.  For more information about this free program or other Summer Reading events and programs, contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (509) 338-3258.

By Mary Jane Neill
Neill Public Library trustee board member

The pages of the calendar are turning quickly, and the Fourth of July is already behind us. Summer is life at its best, and even though the lazy days of the season suggest a slower pace, there is so much to enrich our lives at Neill Public Library.  Come in and take advantage of all the library has to offer the Pullman community.  It is free, and everyone is welcome. 

Summer can be a time to tackle the “To Do List” and profit from the extra daylight hours.  Maybe you have been contemplating that summer project and need ideas.  The library has resources to provide information for building a deck, installing a new water feature, or updating the landscaping.  Now that the project is done, you might want to host a neighborhood
barbecue.  The cookbooks, the magazines, and the free online access at Neill Public Library can all provide inspiration for new recipes and entertaining ideas for a warm summer evening.  For family entertainment after the sun goes down, check out the great selection of DVD’s, including documentaries, foreign films, kids’ favorites, and movie classics.  And don’t forget the books on CD, e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out to make hours traveling in the car during the summer vacation fly by for listeners of all ages.

Summer is the perfect time to pick up that book you have been wanting to read.  Be a role model and encourage and challenge your children and grandchildren to read this summer.  If you hear, “There is nothing to do,” that is a perfect moment to suggest reading a book and being transported into another world.  Reading is a terrific way to keep kids focused when they are not in the classroom on a daily basis, and to help reduce the documented summer learning loss that kids experience when school begins again in the fall. 

To encourage reading, stop by Neill Public Library and sign up for the Summer Reading
Program for kids, birth to seventeen years.  The theme this year is “Libraries Rock.” Filling out the reading log encourages young readers and the prizes offered through the program provide incentives for participation.  Mother Goose reading sessions are offered all summer, and there are fun, interactive Tuesday programs for children age four and older.  The Summer Reading Finale on July 26 celebrates the success of all the young readers who have participated in the Summer Reading Program.  


There are a multitude of reasons to visit the library this summer and to make use of its services.  Whether you are searching for a newly published book, are using the free internet, or are looking for a quiet spot to study, come to Neill Public Library where the opportunities are limitless.  Stop in and see for yourself.  In the words of Dr. Seuss, “You can find magic wherever you look, sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

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Date: July 16, 2018

To:  All media

Contact name/phone/e-mail: Kathleen Ahern, Children’s Librarian/
(509) 338-3258/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event/Date:  MAGICIAN CECIL LEWIS PERFORMING at Neill Public Library/Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Friends of Neill Public Library invite you to enjoy a free magic show with renowned magician, Cecil Lewis. Lewis has been delighting audiences across the Great Northwest for the past 20 years. A magician and illusionist, Lewis displays a consummate artistry and Southern charm that will leave you spellbound. A native of Mississippi, Lewis has been working the stage for nearly his entire life. 

Lewis is in Pullman to entertain folks on Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm in the library’s Heritage Addition.  Make plans to attend one of these entertaining shows for all ages.

Pre-registration is not required for this free, fun library program.  For more information about this or other upcoming Summer Reading events at Neill Public Library, please visit www.neill-lib.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at (509) 338-3258.

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Date: July 18, 2018

To:  All Media

Contact name/phone/e-mail: Kathleen Ahern, Children’s Librarian/
(509) 338-3258/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event/Date: PULLMAN FIRE FIGHTERS READ at Neill Public Library/Thursday,
July 26, 2018

Young children and their families/caregivers are invited to join guest readers from the Pullman Fire Department in the library’s Heritage Addition on Thursday, July 26 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Fire fighters will be reading some of their favorite books and sharing information about fire safety.

Pre-registration is not required for this free, fun library program.  For more information about this or other upcoming Summer Reading events at Neill Public Library, please visit www.neill-lib.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at (509) 338-3258.


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