Friday, December 30, 2011

Featured Resource - Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is a research tool developed especially for kids in grades K-5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, and a popular search method that moves from broad subjects to narrower topics using a subject based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines.

The video to the left gives an introduction to using Kids InfoBits, and is provided by Gale. Click on the icon to the bottom-right of the video to view in it full-screen mode.

Check out Kids InfoBits with your WCCLS library card handy.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Library hours over the holidays

Wondering what the hours of your favorite WCCLS library will be over the holidays?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New to downloading books with Library2Go? Read our top 8 tips for new users

Have you got a brand-new ereader, tablet, or smartphone? Want to download ebooks and audiobooks using Library2Go? Here's where to start.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Books of the Year at WCCLS

Well 2011 is almost up, and it's time to look back at the year that was. There are many "best of" lists published each year, but we thought it would be more interesting to see what library users in Washington County read the most this year. Below you'll see the seven fiction and nonfiction print books published in 2011 that were the most frequently checked out in WCCLS libraries this past year. What were your favorites this year?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Portland Trail Blazers Summer Reading reward - tickets now available!

Now that the NBA season is underway, we are pleased to report that kids who finished the 2011 Summer Reading Program at WCCLS and received a Blazers voucher can now order tickets.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest

Are you a local teen artist? Submit a design to our Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest. The winning design will be used on all 2012 Teen Summer Reading program materials across Washington Co., including posters, bookmarks, flyers and more!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Banks Public Library mid-day closure December 9th

The Banks Public Library will be closed from noon to 2 pm on Friday, December 9th.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

eBook Reader Tech Petting Zoo @ Hillsboro Main Library -- Tuesday, 12/6

Considering buying an eBook reader?

Come to the Hillsboro Main Library on Tuesday, 12/6, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. to sample various eBook readers, including the new Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble NOOKs and iPad, and learn about using library eBooks. Librarians will be there to show you how to use library eBooks with your eBook reader. No registration required. Expect to spend 15 - 20 minutes at this walk-in event.

Can't make it to this event?
Stop by the reference desk at Main Library and ask about trying out our eBook readers. We have several for you to sample and would love to help you learn about using our eBook collection, Library2Go. If you need help getting started with eBooks, head on over to the WCCLS help guides available at

Friday, December 2, 2011

NW Dance Theatre Presents Excerpts from "A Nutcracker Tea" at the Tualatin Library

NW Dance Theatre will make a special appearance at the Tualatin Library with excerpts from A Nutcracker Tea, a family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet.