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UCSLD Budget Hearing & Board Meeting

Budget Hearing Notice:
A public meeting of the Umatilla County Special Library District will be held on May 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm at Zoom Meeting or audio only at 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID 868 596 316. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 as approved by the Umatilla County Special Library District Budget Committee. A summary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained by contacting District Director -, 541-276-6449, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm or online at This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year.

The UCSLD Budget Hearing & monthly Board meeting will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5:15pm via Zoom & audio only, available via phone:

       meeting link:
       Meeting ID: 868 596 316
       Phone 1-253-215-8782 (for audio only)

Board Meeting Agenda (pdf)

Budget Hearing Notice & FY2020-21 Budget as approved by Budget Committee (pdf)

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Libraries Provide – Countywide! l Celebrate our libraries during National Library Week - EO Column

Libraries Provide — Countywide! | Celebrate our libraries during National Library Week

By Erin McCusker, Umatilla County Special Library District - Apr 25, 2020

National Library Week celebrates libraries and promotes library use and support for libraries. When the
American Library Association developed the theme for this year, they originally chose “Find Your Place at the
Library.” With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme was changed to “Find the Library At Your

First observed in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and
celebrated in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and
special — participate. Check with your library to see what they had planned.

National Library Week is a time each year to celebrate all of the ways our libraries contribute to our
communities and offer opportunity to everyone. From free access to books, audiobooks, music, magazines and
movies, online resources, programs for all ages, internet access and resources for job seekers, entrepreneurs
and lifelong learners, library staff members go above and beyond to make sure people get the information they
need to flourish.

The theme of “find the library at your place” is illuminating how libraries are offering virtual services and
digital content that Umatilla County communities need to support learning, information access and to
continue reading!

As libraries continue to evolve their services to deal with the impact of the pandemic, library staff members are
proving innovative, creative and flexible. Even though many of the libraries are closed to foot traffic, they are
still a vibrant source of information, free access to abundant online e-books, e-audiobooks, virtual storytimes,
programs and activities. If you have a question, the library is still available to help you find an answer. Check
their websites, call their desks or see their Facebook pages. For the links, go to

Some things that people can do to find the library at their place: Send a thank you note to your librarian; check
out the library’s website and Facebook offerings; explore amazing library collections online
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libraries around the world (…?

Your library may be closed to foot traffic, but it is still providing access to a world of information, books and


Erin McCusker is the district director of the Umatilla County Special Library District. She writes a regular column, Libraries Provide –
Countywide!, the last weekend of the month. Contact McCusker at 541-276-6449, or visit…-

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Umatilla County Special Library District


The Umatilla County Special Library District works in partnership with our libraries to advance and make available excellent library services, programs and continuing education opportunities for all.


The Umatilla County Special Library District (UCSLD) works collaboratively with our public libraries to ensure that high quality library services are available to all.

Public libraries are places of welcome for everyone, and UCSLD strengthens and unites our communities.

Library staff are valued and recognized for providing exceptional service to their communities. UCSLD invests in Library Staff development, and offers opportunities for interaction, skill-building and cross-training.

To advance the vision, UCSLD partners with groups and organizations to increase the reach of literacy and access to information, building on the foundations of a democratic society.


Customer Focus—Communication—Leadership—Integrity—Teamwork—Growth—Creative Innovation—Flexibility

- Strategic Plan - FY2018-2020, Vision updated 11/19