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June 21, 2017
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Next Tuesday, June 27 we have LEGO Club at 3 p.m. Register for the summer reading program before the end of the week to be entered to win a LEGO Batman kit! We're "building a better world" one brick at a time! Check out the full calendar of events online at midcolumbialibraries.org/calendar.
Adult LEGO fans will also enjoy our new adult LEGO league, "BARchitects", starting at Brewminatti on the next Wednesday June 28th at 6:30 pm. Teams of up to six will be challenged to build a LEGO creation on a theme. Masterpieces will be built, wheels will be spun, champions will be named, prizes will be awarded!

Mark your calendar for next Tuesday: our big kickoff is the Reptile Man in City Park on June 20 starting at 1 pm. Hold a snake, pet a tortoise, and be amazed at his wild crew of reptiles! Snacks, activities and prizes will also be part of the fun, and like all our programs is completely free and open to everyone. We are still looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with the activities, so if you are interested in helping our community in a fun and fast-paced way, please call 786-2533 to get more information. And, volunteering would also count as an "Exploration" activity for your summer reading challenge.
        

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Five Facts to Know About Schools Inslee Will Visit
Lawmakers have 16 days to pass the 2017-19 state budget. Senate Republicans say they are working toward a budget deal with House Democrats.
Lawmakers of both parties agree that they will increase school funding again, this time by $2 to $3 billion.
The boost will be on top of the $4.6 billion (34%) increases in school funding that Democratic and Republican lawmakers have enacted in their last two budgets.
The planned increase will bring public school funding in Washington state to about $12,500 per student, more than the tuition at most private schools.
Meanwhile, Governor Inslee announced yesterday that he plans to visit public schools in five districts to discuss education spending. To help facilitate the public discussion, here are five facts, based on official sources, about the five districts the Governor will visit: