Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tualatin Public Library is Moving Back to the Martinazzi Location

After a year of camping out at the temporary Nyberg Street location, the Tualatin Public Library is nearly ready to make the trek back home to the renovated building located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue in downtown Tualatin.

Here are some facts you may need to know about the month-long move:

Friday, June 13, 2 p.m.
The Tualatin Public Library will close the Nyberg location early.

Loan periods will be extended during the time the library is closed. Materials borrowed from the Tualatin Library won't be due while the library isn't open.

June 14 - June 19
The Nyberg library location will be open the following limited hours:
Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday, June 16 to 19: 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

During this week the library will provide children services and patrons can come in and pick up their holds at the Nyberg location.

However: the upper level will be closed. There will be no adult services and no public internet stations.

Friday, June 20 - Sunday, July 13
Closed to complete the move.

The Haggen Foods book return will remain open and the new Martinazzi library book return will be open.

Monday, July 14, 10 a.m.
The newly remodeled library will reopen at the 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue site!

New library hours effective July 2008:

Monday – Thursday10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Need more information? Check out www.tualatinlibrary.org or call (503) 691-3074.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Children's area at Beaverton closed 5/28

Due to moving books and book shelves around, the Children's area of the Beaverton City Library will be closed 2 to 3 days beginning Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

Or as one of the Beaverton children's librarians says, "things are changing! We are rearranging!"

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tualatin Book Sale May 17

Saturday, May 17, 2008 marks the Friends of the Tualatin Public Library Used Book Sale. The sale takes place at the Tualatin Public Library, 8380 SW Nyberg Rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The used book sale features CDs, fiction, and non-fiction materials.

The Friends need book donations for this and future sales. Please put your old books and movies back into use by bringing them to the Tualatin Public Library today!

Contact (503) 691-3071 for more information.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hillsboro Book Sale (and more) May 2-11

The Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library always throw a good book sale. But do you think of the Friends when you think of fine mid-century furniture? Maybe you should.

The semi-annual sale takes place during library hours, May 2nd - May 11th, at the Hillsboro Public Library's meeting room. The library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. Open hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 12 - 6 p.m.

As you might expect, the book sale features a healthy selection of fiction, non-fiction, kids, and foreign language books. They even have comic books, CDs, cassettes, vinyl LPs, videos and DVDs, and software.

This year, the Friends will also have 25 mid-century Herman Miller by Eames Swivel Bucket chairs for sale. The library surplused the chairs from the staff lounge. The prices are right: $50-$125, depending upon condition. Come early for best selection.

Photo Contest Closed - Winners Announced Soon

The WCCLS Photo Contest deadline for entries has passed. We received over 180 photographs from Washington County residents, so our judges have their work cut out for them. Watch the News & Events page for an announcement about the winning entries soon.

Prizes will be awarded in each age category for First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention. Prizes are sponsored by Oregon Photo & Digital.

Age 19 + Category:

  • First Prize: 16x24 canvas wrap of the winning photo. This prize is valued @ $125.
  • Second Prize: 8x10 framed & matted print. This prize is valued at $51.
  • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $15 gift certificate(s) for Oregon Photo & Digital.

Age 10 – 18 Category:

  • First Prize: 11x17 framed & matted print. This prize is valued at $75.
  • Second Prize: $25 gift certificate for Oregon Photo & Digital.
  • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $15 gift certificate(s) for Oregon Photo & Digital.
Photos may be showcased on the www.wccls.org website for up to one year.

Contact us if you have any questions. Many thanks to all who entered!