Monday, January 30, 2012

WCCLS catalog and website will be unavailable Thursday night

The WCCLS catalog and website will be unavailable starting at 9:10 PM on Thursday, February 2nd until Friday morning. Library users will not be able to log in to their accounts.

This is due to regularly scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your patience!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Improved events calendar online

If you view our online events calendar today, you'll notice that it's had a facelift. We want to share some of the features that might make it easier for you to keep up with events at WCCLS libraries.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WCCLS' winter newsletter is out

WCCLS' winter newsletter is out in English and Spanish!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Award-winning books for kids and teens announced

This week, the American Library Association announced award winners for books for children and teens in a variety of categories.

Some of the most familiar awards might be the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.

But the awards cover a wide range, from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award ("for the most distinguished beginning reader book"), to the Stonewall Award ("for books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience").

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One Book, One Community in North Plains

The North Plains Public Library has an amazing series of events all throughout the month of February, all for their fifth annual One Book, One Community program. The book this year is Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Library2Go tip - log in before you search for books

Do you ever get discouraged by the length of the holds queues for books in Library2Go? We have a tip to share with you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Banks Public Library Closing at 5pm Today

Banks Public Library will close at 5pm today and will open for normal hours at 11am, Thursday, 1/19.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weather Closures for 1/18/12

As of 5:20pm, Tuesday, 1/17/12, no libraries have announced closures or late starts due to the storm moving into the region tonight, but watch this space for updates.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tax help at WCCLS libraries

Tax season is upon us, and we have compiled a page of resources to help you get through it.

Library closures for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Most, but not all, WCCLS member libraries will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

RFID coming to a library near you!

Beginning in January 2012, WCCLS is installing Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology in member libraries in order to increase staff efficiency, enhance the security of library materials, and, most importantly, make it even easier for you to use the library.

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year's Awakenings Craft Circle at Garden Home Library

On Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, join in a special New Year's Craft Circle led by Diane Jacobson Born at the Garden Home Community Library.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

ReferenceUSA working again

We posted yesterday that ReferenceUSA was down. The technical issues should now be resolved and you should be able to access this database as usual.

If you are still having issues with ReferenceUSA, try clearing your browser's cache and accessing it again. If that doesn't help, contact us at

We appreciate your patience!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ReferenceUSA temporarily down

ReferenceUSA is having some technical issues. They are aware of the problems are are working on them. You may see error messages when searching the database, or be prompted for an additional username and password after logging in with your library card.