First Wind Donation benefits Oakesdale and Rosalia Communities

Photo -Shawn Elston of First Wind presents support funds to Whitman County Library director Kristie Kirkpatrick and branch manager Karen Wallace at the Rosalia Library

Photo: Shawn Elston of First Wind presents support funds to Whitman County Library director Kristie Kirkpatrick
and branch manager Karen Wallace at the Rosalia Library

 

Library services in the Oakesdale and Rosalia branches of Whitman County Library will see big improvements thanks to First Wind, operators of the Palouse Wind farm that spans Naff Ridge between the two communities. Operations manager Greg Scorsone and support specialist Shawn Elston visited the Rosalia Library on Thursday to present a check for $3540 to library director Kristie Kirkpatrick and Rosalia branch manager Karen Wallace.

In keeping with First Wind's commitment of giving back to the communities they serve, Shawn Elston worked closely with the library district to develop a plan that would benefit the most people. As a result, the Rosalia Library will be open an additional 2 hours each week and the Oakesdale Library will enjoy expanded community programs for all ages.

Beginning December 3, Rosalia residents will see the library's schedule change to Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays 3-7 and Saturdays 10-2. Use of the Rosalia Library has skyrocketed over the past year so library officials felt that patrons needed longer hours to access the computers and programming already being provided.

In Oakesdale, the library's community programs have always been popular. When presentations like Mobius Science, the Bubble Illusionist or Hank Cramer come to town the community responds. Funding from First Wind allows the library district to increase the quantity and quality of the programs they provide to Oakesdale.

To see learn more about library hours and events in Rosalia and Oakesdale, visit the Whitman County Library website or call toll-free 877-733-3375. For more information about First Wind, visit www.firstwind.com.

For more information contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

 

 

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.