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January 28, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Off the Shelf: Library News

Photo by Rebecca Fink
Kevin Lusk, Joslyn Felicijan and Ray Tolcacher pose together Jan. 20, after Lusk presented Felicijan with the trophy for winning the Voice of Democracy writing contest for 2015.

School Board
By Rebecca Fink
After a Study Session involving highlights from the district wide school improvement plan presented by each school's Principal the Prosser School Board met for their regular board meeting Jan. 20.
Joslyn Felicijan was once again recognized as the winner of the annual Voice of Democracy writing contest. The theme for 2015 was: Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future.  As this year's winner Felicijan has the opportunity to compete in the state wide competition where the first place winner of the each state will win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for the grand prize of a $30,000.00 scholarship paid directly to the winner's American university of their choice.
We're excited to report that the contract bid has been approved by the MCL Board of Trustees for construction on the branch remodel, with Total Site Services LLC. Artwork and furnishing procurement is also underway. Stay tuned for more updates as we move forward! 
Winter Reading Challenge is almost finished be sure to log those last few minutes, and pick up a book (for kids) or bookbag (for adults). Our other promotion in January features audiobooks for every audiobook checked out, either at the branch or digitally, you get an entry to win a Kindle! Check out our website www.midcolumbialibraries.org for more details and to find our extensive digital audiobook collection.
Wine industry announces scholarship offering

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. All applications are due March 15 with awards for the 2015-2016 school year awarded by May 15.
Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $114,000 to nearly 100 students for education in the grape and wine industry.
The 2015 scholarships offered include:
Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship