Friday, April 25, 2008

Thanks for taking our survey!

We asked you to help us find an ideal name for an on-line collection that is comprised of the following materials…

About 29% are Periodical articles
… 11% are Encyclopedias
… 7% are Community social service resources
… 6% are Periodical citations
… 6% are Health information
… and the rest include Genealogy research materials, Auto repair manuals,Literary Analysis, Biographies, Reference Books, Downloadable Audio Books, Newspaper articles, Antiques description and pricing, Name/Address directories for business and residences, Children's e-books, Investment information and analysis, World catalog of books, Country and state reports, Science experiments, Government publications, Career and employment, and E-books.

The survey is now concluded, but we got over 600 responses and many creative names. Thank you!

We'll need a little time to analyze the responses, but we hope to post the results and the new name soon. Watch for an announcement in News & Events.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

North Plains Used Book Sale May 3rd

Another great book sale is coming right up! Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, the Friends of the North Plains Public Library host their annual book sale. It takes place at the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30955 NW Hillcrest in North Plains from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Friends will accept book and media donations on Friday, May 2nd at Jessie Mays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The sale features very reasonably priced (read: cheap) donated and duplicate library materials, and a good supply of VHS movies, children's books, audio books, and bestsellers. All proceeds support the North Plains Public Library.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Friends of Banks Public Library Annual Plant and Book Sale

The Friends of the Banks Public Library Annual Plant and Book Sale will be Friday, May 2 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 9-3 p.m.

The sale will feature many types of plants, including vegetable starts, annuals, perennials and trees. Hard and soft cover books will be for sale for all ages, as well as some videos.

If you have plants or books you would like to donate for the sale, please contact Banks Public Library at (503) 324-1382.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Online Reference Books for Adults and Kids

Thanks to the generosity of Cedar Mill Community Library and Beaverton City Library, we now offer Gale Virtual Reference Library to all WCCLS patrons.

With your WCCLS library card, you can search a collection of online reference e-books for both adults and young people. Find reliable, authoritative information in the fields of history, social sciences, government & law, religion, science & technology, biography, and literature.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is available on the Periodicals pages under these subjects: eBooks- Adults, eBooks-Children, Reference, and Youth.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sherwood Used Book Sale April 26th

Put Saturday, April 26th on your calendar! Don't miss the annual Friends of the Sherwood Public Library Used Book Sale!

The sale runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd. The Center will be filled with great book, DVD, video and CD bargains.

Current members of Friends get early-bird access to the sale at 9:30 a.m. You can become a Friend of the Sherwood Public Library by signing up at the door.

From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., all of the books you can fit in a paper bag are only $1.00! Bags will be supplied at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sherwood Public Library.

Sherwood Public Library takes book donations up to the day of the sale. It's located at 22560 SW Pine St. in Old Town Sherwood. But bring your donations by during the Library's open hours only! And, please, only clean and sellable items—no magazines, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, or National Geographic magazines.

For more information, call the Sherwood Public Library at (503) 625-6688.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cornelius Used Book Sale May 1st

Booklovers, mark your calendars! On Thursday, May 1, 2008, the Friends of the Cornelius Public Library will hold their Used Book Sale. The semi-annual sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St, Cornelius, just around the corner from the Cornelius Public Library. The sale is made up mainly of donated books, all at low, low prices.

You never know what you'll find! All proceeds will go towards purchasing new materials for the library.