Sunday, February 28, 2010

3/30: Cornelius presents the Art of Fly Tying

photo, pretty fly by Dave GoughCornelius Public Library is pleased to present a demonstration and discussion on fly tying, Tuesday, March 30, at 5:30 PM.

Join local fly tying expert, Brian Blihovde, as he presents about fly fishing and talks shop about the basic styles, techniques, tools and materials for fly tying.

Learn a new hobby or improve your current skills!

Cornelius Public Library is located at 1355 N Barlow Street, next to the Fire Station.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Washington County Library Use Surpasses Record Statewide Growth

The Oregon State Library recently reported that statewide library book, CD, and DVD checkouts grew more than 7% in 2009.

WCCLS achieved an amazing 16% increase in item checkouts in 2009. Washington County Libraries have seen double-digit increases in almost every measure of use over the last two years.

Let's look at the numbers, shall we?
10,553,359total number of books and other materials checked out by WCCLS patrons in 2009 (equal to 2,680 books per hour or more than 28,913 per day)
5,340,443total website visits to (about 14,917 per day)
3,855,731total number of visitors to WCCLS member libraries in the last fiscal year (nearly 11,000 per day)
172,971total attendance at library sponsored children’s programs in the past fiscal year (about 480 per day)
41,444number of new patrons registered for library cards in 2009 (about 116 per day)
24,783number of children and teens participated in the 2009 Summer Reading Program (an increase of 56% over the last five years

WCCLS libraries stretch funding to meet local needs and rise in demand

"WCCLS member libraries provide quality service to the more than 280,000 Washington County library patrons, even while experiencing tremendous growth in use," reports WCCLS Director Eva Calcagno.

"The 2006 WCCLS local option levy allowed libraries to restore reduced open hours, rebuild book budgets and meet demand for childrens' and adult library programs. Extended open hours, book budgets and library programs are contributing to the surge in library use."

3/5: Hillsboro hosts Northwest Nature Guide author

cover, the Northwest Nature GuideHillsboro Public Library is pleased to present an author visit with James Davis.

Davis, author of The Northwest Nature Guide and Wild in the city : a guide to Portland's natural areas will share his best wildlife watching opportunities on Friday, March 5 at 7 PM.

From fall salmon runs, to wintering waterfowl and raptors, The Northwest Nature Guide offers more than 150 best bets for wildlife adventures year round in the Northwest. Davis will share his original slides of, and tips for, the best PNW wildlife watching opportunities in every season.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, north of Cornell & Airport Roads.

Monday, February 8, 2010

2/22-28: Food for Fines at Beaverton City Library

The Beaverton City Library is partnering with the Oregon Food Bank to provide Food for Fines Week from Monday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 28th.

Up to $10.00 in fines on library accounts may be paid off by donating one on-perishable food item for each $1.00 in fines. Donated food items should be brought to the Circulation Desk at the Library at 12375 SW 5th Street in Beaverton.

Food donations may be used towards the payment of fines only and may not be used to pay replacement or processing fees for lost or damaged items. For further information, please call the Library at 503-644-2197.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Featured Resources — Academic OneFile and General OneFile

photo, Learning Commons, by Lower Columbia College (LCC)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We've recently added two huge databases of general interest magazines and scholarly journals for your reading pleasure. Search for specific topics or browse through tables of contents. Set up an account and be alerted when new stories on your topics are published.

See peer-reviewed, full-text academic articles in Academic OneFile. And in General OneFile find news and periodical articles on computers, current events, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, politics, sports, technology, and just about anything you can think of. Just a couple magazine titles are National Geographic, Better Homes and Gardens, and Macworld. Find these and more.

Check out the Academic OneFile and General OneFile with your WCCLS library card handy.