Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parking impacted at Tualatin Public Library, August 20 through mid-October

From the City of Tualatin,

Construction on the new City parking lots and the Seneca Street extension is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 20. Parking for the library will be impacted during this time, as one of the two lots will be closed; however, there are other nearby public lots where you can park during construction.
Public Parking Lots
The south lot, adjacent to the former Council Building, will be closed beginning the week of August 18. Customers will still be able to access the City Offices and Library via the existing driveway off of Martinazzi Avenue, and limited parking will be available in the lot closest to the Library (the north lot). This first phase is expected to be completed in late September. Once the south lot is reopened, construction will begin on the north lot. The City appreciates your patience during this construction process.
At this time, Tualatin Library expects to maintain regular program schedules and regular library hours during the construction.  
Hours are:Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-9:00pmFriday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pmSunday, 1:00-6:00pm 
We encourage regular Tualatin Public Library users to look for construction updates on the City's webpage:
http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library/construction-around-library
And via social media (Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/Tualatin.OR

Friday, August 8, 2014

Website maintenance scheduled for 9pm Tuesday, 8/12

The website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, August 12, from 9pm to 11pm.

During this time you will NOT be able to access the WCCLS website.

The following services will still be available:
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar
  • WCCLS telephone renewal line
Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Library Notifications by Text Message

Beginning August 6, you can choose to receive WCCLS notifications by text message, in addition to (or instead of) email, phone, or mail.

With text message notifications, you will receive a text:

when your holds are ready

when your items need to be returned or renewed

when your items are overdue, and

when it is time to renew your library card. 

Important things to consider: 

You will be responsible for any associated text message costs. You’ll receive a text for each item you placed on hold so if you are concerned about the number of text messages you may receive, you may want to stick with your current notification method.

Because WCCLS sends out many notices each day, you could receive WCCLS text messages as early as 5:30 a.m.

Find out more at www.wccls.org/notifybytext, including a two-minute video to get you started. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Featured Resource: Learn a new language with Mango

Traveling abroad this summer?  Want to brush up on your high school Spanish?  With your library card, you have access to learning over 60 languages.  Mango uses real-life situations and conversations to help you quickly grasp a new language or improve your language skills.  Mango also includes literal meanings, cultural notes, and grammar notes to help you communicate more effectively.

 
How to get started:  
  1. Access Mango through the WCCLS website.
  2. Create a login and password which will allow Mango to remember where you leave off (optional).
  3. Select a language and level of instruction.
  4. Get talking!
Check out Mango Languages with your library card handy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

WCCLS website will be down Tuesday evening, 7/22

The WCCLS website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from approximately 9pm to 11pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


What does this mean?  During this time you will NOT be able to access these services:
  • WCCLS website
The following services will be available:
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar
  • WCCLS telephone renewal line

Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, July 18, 2014

WCCLS website, catalog & accounts will be down Monday evening, July 21

The WCCLS website, catalog, and patron accounts will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from approximately 9pm to 11pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.


What does this mean?  During this time you will NOT be able to access these services:
  • WCCLS website
  • Your online account 
  • The telephone renewal line
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar

Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Special Events at Garden Home Community Library

Garden Home Community Library is hosting two special guests this month:

Meet the Author – Paul Gerald

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Paul Gerald is the author of five books, including 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, Breakfast in Bridgetown, and Peaceful Places in Portland, which have new editions this year. He will read, tell stories, and show pictures.

Before the Show Began:  Theatres of Oregon
Tuesday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Director Darrell Jabin will introduce his newest documentary and answer questions.

Garden Home Community Library is located inside the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center at the corner of SW Oleson Rd. and Garden Home Rd.

Free.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Library Closures for Independence Day, July 4, 2014

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Forest Grove City Library will also be closed Saturday, July 5. Other libraries will return to their regular schedules July 5. Please check our schedule for your library's hours.


Photo by Flickr user puzzler4879.
Our online resources and e-book digital collections such as Library2Go are always available. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Featured Resource: find your next book with NoveList

Looking for a new book to read this summer?  Not sure where to start?  WCCLS library cardholders have access to NoveList Plus, a resource designed to help you find read-alikes and other great books.

Searching tips: Search for a title you loved, and then look for suggested titles on the right-hand sidebar.  Or find new books by genre, using the menu in the left-hand sidebar.  No matter how you use it, Novelist is full of ideas to get you reading something you enjoy.

Check out NoveList Plus with your library card handy.