We have a very nice library full of Native American books, in the Administration building, HHS and Longhouse. At this point in time, we have over 2,000 different titles to choose from, and many of which have been donated by local residents as well as tribal members. Topics include crafts, arts, plants, lifestyle, religion, and many other subjects but, best of all, they concern Native life in one way or another.
Collections focus mostly on the Northwest Coast, but we also have Plains, Southwest, and Woodlands. Janis Bailey graciously continues to volunteer her time to change all the books over to the Dewey Decimal System, making it easier to find books by subject. Thank you to Janis for all of your hard work on this project.
We now have a public computer and printer located downstairs in the Admin building that will be available for anyone to come in and use. Check in at the front desk to see if it is in use.
If you get the chance, be sure to stop in and take a look. Books are checked out by leaving me a card with the title of the book, the author’s name, your name, address and the date. Books are checked out for a 2-month period, mostly because our membership is so far away. If books are not returned in a timely manner, then check-out privileges will be stopped until the books are paid for or returned.
If you are ever in need of some information that you think may be found in the books we have, you can always email me or give me a call and I’ll try to look up the information for you. If we don’t have it, then I may be able to let you know where to get it.