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Your Timberland library card is more than a pass to check out books or use a library computer. It’s a ticket for you and your family to a world of information, resources and entertainment. In conjunction with Timberland Regional Library’s (TRL) 45th anniversary of public library service to communities across Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties, TRL is having a 45-day contest. Every person who signs up for a new Timberland library card between now and Oct. 31 will be entered into a drawing to win an e-reader, donated by the Timberland Regional Library Foundation.

What can I do with a Timberland library card?

– Gain access to print and electronic books, magazines, movies and music

– Use library computers with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software

– Participate in cultural events and activities for adults, kids and teens

– Share your ideas at book discussions for adults, teens and children

– Draw on Research Databases for work, study and individual pursuits

– Take in Story Times with your babies, toddlers and preschool children

– Access TRL’s Ask-a-Librarian information service 24/7 by phone, email and real-time chat

– Log into Wi-Fi at all libraries daily from 6 a.m. to midnight

– Reserve a meeting room

– Enrich your kids’ and teens’ lives with events all year long

– Check out a pre-loaded Nook E-reader

– Access Homework Help for kids and teens

– Receive one-on-one reading and information-finding expertise from community librarians

– Borrowing instead of buying

Buying books and magazines, going to the movies and purchasing music can get costly. You can save money by borrowing these items at your local Timberland library.

24/7 online library services

With TRL’s website it’s never too late to find a book, check your account, search for interesting programs to attend, conduct research or chat with a librarian— on your own schedule.

Get ahead with job and career resources

Build your skills and your future with the library’s computer classes, small business workshops and resources that will help you find and apply for that next job or determine your career path.

In addition to books and newspapers, the library has online resources including Job & Career Accelerator and Learn4Life (an interactive education program providing classes on popular employment fields), the WOIS Career Information & National Schools & Scholarship Center, and LearningExpressLibrary standardized test preparation guides with practice tests. These online resources require a valid TRL library card.

If you don’t have a Timberland library card, you’re missing out. Getting a library card is easy and it’s free. If you are 17 or older, stop into any of TRL’s 27 libraries and bring a photo ID with your current address (or photo ID and a piece of mail you have received that shows your current address. Those under 17 must have a parent or guardian sign them up. New library cardholders of all ages are eligible for the e-reader drawing.

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