Monday, January 31, 2011

Featured Resource -- Teen Health & Wellness

Sometimes we don't want to have to ask other people about delicate matters regarding our personal lives. Teen Health & Wellness provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

Check out Teen Health & Wellness with your WCCLS library card handy.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tigard Library Survey

The Tigard Public Library will invite feedback about library services in its annual survey. This year the survey will ask people to rank the importance of various library services. Visitors to the library from Sunday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb.12, will be asked to fill out a paper survey.

The survey will also be available to take online from home or at the library at It will also be distributed through Cityscape, the City’s newsletter.

Library staff use survey responses to provide new services or revise existing services to make them more patron-friendly. Last year the Library received over 3,000 responses.

“We appreciate hearing both from library patrons and from those who have never used the library,” said Library Director Margaret Barnes. “If there are reasons people don’t use the library, we’d like to know what they are.”

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Library Early Closures - 1/11

Banks Public Library: Due to the incoming snow and freezing rain, Banks Public Library will close at 5 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 11.

If the roads are still icy in the morning, the library may open late. Watch News & Events for any changes to Wednesdays hours.

West Slope Community Library: West Slope library will close at 6:15 pm due to the inclement weather.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Featured Resource -- Access Science

This is the online version of The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Full text articles contain links to news and research updates, biographies of scientists, cross-reference for further exploration, and links to related online resources. Try this easy-to-use source for everything scientific and technological. The reading level is upper high school to academic.

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