Monday, July 26, 2010

Slime in the Library?

Cornelius OR, July 26, 2010

Have you ever seen the kids shows where some unlucky contestant gets green slime poured over their head? Well, three city officials are going to experience just that.

Every year the Cornelius Library offers a summer reading program to encourage children to read. The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) provides many resources to all county libraries for this program including performers. The Friends of the Cornelius Library and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund have also provided money for additional performers, incentive prizes and a free book for every child that completes the program.

In 2008, Cornelius library had 177 children sign up for the summer reading program. Last year the library director offered staff an incentive of an ice cream party if they reached 500. The library signed up 537 summer readers. This year the library introduced its first Adult Summer Reading Program. “I predicted participation of about 40 in the adult program, so when I set this year’s goal at 700 summer readers, I thought it would be a challenge,” comments Karen Hill, Library Director. “The Mayor offered to help the library with some kind of challenge, so a staff member came up with the idea of sliming.”

Today, we got the 700th participant in the program. Ashley McDonald signed up the majority of participants which wins her a place in line pouring slime on her two bosses, Karen Hill, Library Director and Dave Waffle, City Manager. Several lucky children will get the chance to slime the mayor. All the fun will occur following the annual watermelon seed spit sponsored by the Cornelius Friends of the Library on Wednesday, August 4th at 3pm outside the library.

For more information contact:
Karen Hill, Library Director

For more information about Friends of the Cornelius Library, please visit
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cancelation: Spiders event at Hillsboro Main

The Spiders event for Tuesday 8/17 at Hillsboro Main Library (in conjunction with Jackson Bottom Wetlands) has been canceled.

Penny's Puppets Summer Reading Programs Replaced

A continuation of unforeseen circumstance has prompted the replacement
of countywide Summer Reading performer Penny's Puppets.

Penny regrets her inability to complete her remaining shows, but
expressed gratitude to the many summer readers who were able to catch
her early performances.

The following replacements have been lined up:
Tuesday August 3rd2 pmSherwood LibraryBJ the Clown
Tuesday August 3rd7 pmTigard LibraryT.B.A.
Wednesday August 4th11 amGarden Home LibraryBJ the Clown
Wednesday August 4th2:30 pmWest Slope Library (Valley Presbyterian)BJ the Clown
Tuesday August 24th12 pmNorth Plains Library (Jessie Mays Center)BJ the Clown

Again, we apologize for the last minute changes and appreciate your

Keep up the good work, Summer Readers!!

Sherwood Library closed until 1pm today

Sherwood Public LibrarySherwood Public Library is closed this morning for a staff training.

They will reopen at 1pm.

Sherwood Public Library is located at 22560 SW Pine Street in downtown Sherwood.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fellowship Awarded

Recently Cedar Mill Community Library adult outreach librarian Karen Travillion and Beaverton City Library Senior Librarian Mary Wise were selected as two of 93 Fellows by the National Institute for Museum and Library Services. The Fellowship will re-examine traditional views on aging and explore innovative ways public libraries can become centers of productive aging, lifelong learning, and civic engagement. The Fellowship runs for 1 year and includes a three-day training institute. Congratulations Karen and Mary!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Changes to Summer Reading Performances

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Penny's Puppets will be unable to
perform at the following dates and locations:

Thursday, July 22nd 11 a.m. at Forest Grove Library
  2 p.m. at Banks Library
Monday, July 26th 10 a.m. at Cedar Mill @ Bethany Amphitheater
  12:30 p.m. at Beaverton @ Murray Scholls
Wednesday July 28th 10 a.m. at Cedar Mill Community Library
  12:30 & 2 p.m. at Beaverton City Library

The following replacements have been lined up:

Thursday, July 22nd 11 a.m. at Forest Grove City Library - BJ the Clown
  2 p.m. at Banks Library - BJ the Clown
Monday, July 26th 10 a.m. at Cedar Mill @ Bethany Amphitheater - BJ the Clown
  12:30 at Beaverton @ Murray Scholls - Pink Pig Puppet Theatre
Wednesday, July 28th 10 a.m. at Cedar Mill Community Library (St Pius X Community Center) - T.B.A.
  12:30 & 2 p.m. at Beaverton City Library - BJ the Clown

We apologize for the last minute changes.

Happy Summer Reading!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Win $1000!

The Oregon College Savings Plan is sponsoring a contest to go along with Summer Reading at the Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries.

During the month of July pick up a form at either library, fill it out and mail it in. Your child could win a $1000 College Savings Plan and the library could win $500 as well. Entry Deadline: 8/20/10.

For more information visit the Oregon College Savings Plan website.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Read-In @ the Forest Grove City Library

Bring a pillow and comfy clothes and join the reading party on Wednesday, July 14th! Free refreshments served 4-7 pm. All ages welcome. Sign-up for Summer Reading if you haven’t already. Double ticket week for Adult Summer Readers.


  • 4:30pm Pictures with the Explorer Girl: Kids, you’ll recognize her from television! Bring a camera and take a picture with her.
  • 6:30pm Storytime with Mayor Truax: Listen to a few favorites read by the Mayor of Forest Grove.
  • 6:30pm Booktalk by Robin Beerbower: Lively presentation for adult and teen readers by readers advisory specialist and winner of the Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Award (2009). Prizes for lucky winners and books for check-out after the program.

For more information, call (503) 992-3337 or e-mail Forest Grove City Library 2114 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR.