Make-over for the Shelton Timberland Library’s Front Face

TRL logoVolunteers and supplies are ready to go for this year’s selected project in the United Way of Mason County’s Day of Caring. Tuesday, June 23, the Shelton Timberland Library’s front entrance area will get a fresh coat of paint. The library will be closed to the public on that day.

United Way selected the Library from a host of proposed Day of Caring projects. The organization’s website reports the day is one of making connections:

“Some of the best experiences people have are visiting with the people they are helping that day. Others like the camaraderie that comes with working together.”

Awnaroll Painting will donate equipment, supplies and safety training for the volunteers. The Friends of the William G. Reed Public Library will purchase paint, pay for the power washing and for professional painting of the upper section.

This project is a joint effort of the City of Shelton, Timberland Regional Library, the Friends of the Library, United Way. Library Manager Patty Ross thanked the community for its support and remarked on the project:

“I know this community has great pride in its library. Your caring makes a huge difference. A fresh coat of paint is not only an aesthetic improvement, it also serves to increase the life of the wood and hence the building itself. The City of Shelton, that owns the building, is looking at ways to raise the funds needed to finish the job, but for now, painting the front with volunteers is a great start.”

The Shelton Timberland Library is located 710 Alder Street. For information, contact the library at (360) 426-1362, or visit