Collins Memorial Library

Coming Summer 2014: New Library Search

Big changes are in store for Collins Memorial Library! A new library system will debut in mid-June 2014. We are moving with our partner libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance from 37 stand-alone systems to one powerful, shared system.  Through a single search box on the library home page, you will be able to search across a much broader array of content from our collections, including journal articles, our local collections, along with regional and global resources. READ MORE...

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From the Archives: Verve

The artistic and literary quarterly Verve was published in 1930s Paris by director Teriade (born Stratis Eleftheriades). Its mission was described as the following:

“VERVE proposes to present art as intimately mingled with the life of each period and to furnish testimony of the participation by artists in the essential events of their time. READ MORE...

Food for Fines! April 21 - May 11, 2014

This spring, Collins Memorial Library and Backpacks of Hope are co-sponsoring Food for Fines. Pay off your library fines with food instead of cash, April 21st – May 11th. Donate to a worthy cause AND clean up your library debt at the same time. Bring in 1 can of food and we will waive $1.00 of your library fines (for returned items). That’s right! $1 per can! No limit! READ MORE...

April is National Poetry Month: "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

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