Monday, September 15, 2014

Adult Summer Reading 2014 - #WCCLSReads

Thank you for participating in WCCLS’ Adult Summer Reading this year!

Over 4,700 adult readers in Washington County discovered (or rediscovered) many, many great books this summer – 30% more readers than last summer! Here's a sampling of goals our readers accomplished through Adult Summer Reading:


Last week we randomly selected four lucky names from those of you who registered for the adult summer reading program either online or at your local library. With the help of our sponsors listed below, these four winners each received an Apple iPad Mini (winners have been contacted by their local library -- sorry if you were not contacted, but you're still a winner in our book!).

In order to make sure our program meets your needs and is fun, we are asking for your feedback. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to answer this very short, anonymous survey. The survey will close on September 30th.

Thanks again to our program sponsors, thanks to all of you for participating in Adult Summer Reading at WCCLS. Keep on reading! #wcclsreads


Friday, September 12, 2014

Cedar Mill Community Library celebrates 40 years of service

Gather together with family, friends and neighbors on Saturday, September 20 to celebrate 40 years of library service to the Cedar Mill & Bethany community!

Features Cedar Milers Volkswalk from the Bethany to the Cedar Mill Library, live music and dance, artistic bookends contest, pet rock kid's craft, classic cars and attire, book and vintage items sales, quilt raffle, giveaways, and cake! More info: library.cedarmill.org

Cedar Mill Community Library Association - 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 13, Portland, OR 97229. Telephone: (503) 644-0043 library.cedarmill.org

Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany - 15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8, Portland, OR 97229. Telephone: (503) 617-7323 library.cedarmill.org

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Featured Resource: National Geographic Kids online

Did you know?
* A dog's nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint.
* The average person walks about 80,000 miles in a lifetime.  That's more than three times around the world!
* A giant squid's eyeball can be as big as a human head.

Find out more interesting facts about our world using our newest online resource!

National Geographic Kids has...
* digital issues of the magazine
* over 230 educational books, and
* National Geographic photographs
... all in a kid-friendly interface.

Check out National Geographic Kids with your library card handy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Library Closures for Labor Day, September 1, 2014

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed next Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and relaxing holiday! Find your local library's hours here.
"Labor Day, 1899 - 09/04/1899," by Clifford Berryman.
http://research.archives.gov/description/6010329

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.