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     As summer approaches, it is important to remember that even though school may be taking a break, learning should never take a break.  Wherever you and your children go this summer, you can always take a book along!  To help make that summer reading time more fun, the Timberland Library has activities in which your children can take part. The library has creative activities scheduled throughout the summer for teens to take part in.  To find out what’s happening for teens this summer, check out the Teen Summer Reading page:  https://www.trl.org/summer-library-program

    You can find Teen summer events on their events calendar:  https://content.trl.org/SRP%202019%20Thurston.pdf

    Check the Timberland website for information about their Teen summer program, and incorporate some of their events into your super summer!

    And go to the Teen page on the Timberland site for a one-stop shopping site for activities and resources:  https://www.trl.org/groups/teens

    Use your local Timberland Library branch to help enrich your summer activities, and remember to take books with you wherever you go!



     The library is a service that is provided to students free of charge – as long as they promise to take care of the books when they borrow them, and return them when they are due.  We do not have “overdue” fees like the Timberland Public Library.  However, it is often the case that middle schoolers will lose track of the books that they borrow, or something will happen to the book while in their care which renders the book unusable.  If either of those circumstances occur, then we ask that the student do the right thing and reimburse us for the cost of the book so a replacement can be ordered.  It may happen that your child finds a fine on his/her account for an overdue or damaged book.  If you have any questions about a library book fine, please contact Mr. Hagen.  He will double-check to make sure the book is not actually on the library shelves.  But if the book is in fact not in the library, we have to assume it is still out there somewhere.  Have your child think hard about where an overdue library book might be residing, so he/she can return it and get the fine removed.  If it is indeed lost or damaged beyond repair, then we ask that you pay to have it replaced.  Mr. Hagen thanks you for your attention to book fines on your child’s account.


    All Tumwater School District students have access to the Timberland Regional Library’s online resources, whether they have a physical library card or not.  When logged in, students will have access to math, science and history resources, language study programs, ebooks, music, audio books, newspaper, magazines, practice tests and much more.  Earlier this school year, students were given their access codes to this vast resource.  Simply go to the MyTRL page to log in.  The user name is the student ID number (without the “t”), plus their two-digit birth month, plus their four-digit birth year.  The PIN is their two-digit birth month plus their two-digit birthday.  This access is available at school or at home.  A reminder that this just allows access to digital resources.  If you want to check physical copies of books, you still need a Timberland Library Card.




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