Wired or Wireless recognized as top library supporter

Photo: (l-r) Bill Giebel, Shannon Roe, Mike Puryear

Photo: (l-r) Bill Giebel, Shannon Roe, Mike Puryear

Wired or Wireless was recently honored during a reception at the Malden Library celebrating the conclusion of their two year grant that provided 60 hour per week access to Malden's library and computer center. Malden librarian Shannon Roe presented Wired to Wireless owner Bill Giebel and business manager Mike Puryear with Library Supporter of the Month honors. While the company will no longer provide staffing for the facility, they will continue to provide free internet and computer support for many years to come.

Prior to the grant, the Malden Library was open just two hours per week and operated out of a garage-like space. Thanks to the efforts of Wired to Wireless, the library offers 9 public computers and a library facility that has become the focal point of the community. Malden's new library hours are Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. with educational storytimes each Wednesday at 4:30. For more information about the Malden Branch of Whitman County Library, please contact Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director at 509-397-4366.

The Board of Trustees, administration and Friends of the Whitman County Rural Library District sponsor the Library Supporter of the Month award as a way to recognize those individuals and groups that play an irreplaceable role in supporting and supplementing the library’s budget and activities.  A complete listing of the more than 50 individuals and businesses honored over the past five years can be found under the Your Library link at the Whitman County Library website.

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.