Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pay Your Fines Online

WCCLS is excited to announce that patrons can pay their account fines and fees online, starting today!

How does it work?
  1. Log in to your account.
  2. View your fines and fees.
  3. Click the "Pay Fines Now!" button and follow the directions.
More information can be found on our website.

If you have additional questions, please contact your local library branch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Teen Read Week 2018

Teen Read Week 2018

Author Talks & Writing Workshop
William Ritter – author of the Jacoby series


The Cooperative invites local teens to meet and chat with Oregon author of the Jackaby series, William Ritter. He is brought to Washington County by WCCLS as a local promotion of the American Library Association’s Teen Read Week™.

All sixteen of the WCCLS member libraries are offering copies of Ritter’s title Jackaby, while supplies last, to give away to teens starting in September. WCCLS will present three engagements with Ritter for local teens in early October - two author talks and one writing workshop.

The workshop focus is Fundamental Facets of Fiction. Participants will learn about world building, character creation, pacing and more. Enjoy an engaging, interactive talk and leave with techniques and tips to boost your writing.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Begun in 1998, Teen Read Week™ is held annually during the second week of October (October 7 – 13, 2018). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

William Ritter is an Oregon educator and author of the bestselling Jackaby series. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

AUTHOR TALKS:
Tigard Public Library: Tuesday, October 9, 6 - 7 p.m.
Sunset High School: Thursday, October 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WRITING WORKSHOP:
Hillsboro Public Library, Shute Park: Wednesday, October 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

William created a video just for his WCCLS visits. View it here!

Visit the Calendar of Events or William Ritter's blog for more details.

Monday, September 24, 2018

8th annual Garden Home Sustainability & Repair Fair

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12 from 5-7:30

WHERE: In the THPRD Garden Home Community Rec Center’s Gym
Address: 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. At the intersection of SW Garden Home Rd & SW Oleson Rd.

This event is FREE and open to the public. It’s family friendly.

There are topics of interest for everyone: parents or retired, apartment dwellers or homeowners. A list of exhibitors is included in this press release.

A sampling of our exhibitors:

Depave *NEW EXHIBITOR
ecoShuttle
econstruction NW *NEW EXHIBITOR
Full Circle *NEW EXHIBITOR
Happy Baby Food
New Seasons Market
Portland Urban Beekeepers
River West Village
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) Nature Park
Tualatin Riverkeepers
Victory Seed Company
WashCo Bikes (formerly Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition) *NEW EXHIBITOR

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Labor Day Library Closures

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.


Image via PlaceIt
Want to access books and movies but the library is closed? Download e-books and audiobooks  and watch movies on your smartphone, tablet and more - 24/7!

If you have any questions, please contact your local WCCLS library

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Banks Library temporarily closed - Thursday August 9, 2018


Banks Public Library will be closing immediately (1:00 pm Thursday August 9) due to electrical issues.  The Library will most likely remain closed tomorrow as well. 

For regular hours and contact information for all libraries, please visit: http://www.wccls.org/your_libraries.

Update 8/10/18: The electrical issues are resolved, and the library will re-open with regular hours on Saturday, August 11.  Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Stay Cool at Your WCCLS Library

Check your library's hours this week - they all have air conditioning and many are open until 8 pm or later!

Tualatin Public Library will be open extended hours on Sunday, July 29 until 7 pm.

Tips for Staying Cool:
  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device when it is very hot.
  • Avoid strenuous activities in the heat of the day.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature. Find a splash pad or fountain.
  • Don’t use your stove, oven, washer or dryer on very hot days. 
  • Eat small, light meals.
  • Close your blinds and curtains to keep sunlight out.
  • If the temperature falls at night and it’s safe to do so, open your windows to let the cool air in.
Stay hydrated:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Library Closures for Independence Day - July 4, 2018

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed next Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Libraries will return to their regular schedules July 5. Please check our schedule for your library's hours.

Our online resources and digital library are always available.

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Temporary Service Changes at OCAC Library

OCAC entrance by Tedder,
CC BY 3.0
Due to staffing limitations over the summer, OCAC Library collections will not be available to fulfill holds placed by general WCCLS cardholders. If you need access to particular titles, consider using our interlibrary loan service to make the request, and we’ll try to get those books from other libraries across the country.

The OCAC Library will not serve as a holds pickup location over the summer, or a place to return WCCLS library materials. Please pick up your holds and return WCCLS library materials at an alternate WCCLS member library. The nearest WCCLS public libraries are the Cedar Mill Community Library and the West Slope Community Library.

In the meantime, patrons are still welcome to visit the library during open hours to browse materials in the library. However, OCAC cannot loan out materials until regular service resumes.  Also, donations are not being accepted at this time.

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to resuming our usual service levels for the public in the fall.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Reading Starts June 1st – Something for Everyone!

Librarians across Washington County have been hard at work preparing for the 2018 Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) Summer Reading program, and it all starts on Friday, June 1. We invite you to stop by your library and experience a summer of FUN!

WCCLS brings three performers to each of our 16 member libraries designed to engage and entertain elementary and pre-reader age kids. Dates and times are listed on our website (www.wccls.org/srp)

Loaded with a massive library of video games, a climate controlled game theater is pulling up to your local WCCLS library this summer! Join Game Truck for a round of laser tag. Enjoy life-sized Jenga and other games while you wait your turn at each event! Dates and times are listed on our website (www.wccls.org/tsrp).

And WCCLS libraries make the summer fun for adults with great events, fun prizes for book lovers, and perfect book suggestions in your inbox. Share your favorite reads, connect to your community, and make new friends. WCCLS libraries are hosting a slew of events for adults – for details check out the fun at www.wccls.org/calendar.

Sign up online at wccls.org/asrp or at your library through July 31.