Thursday, October 31, 2013

Free presentations about Cover Oregon in Washington County

Do you have questions about Cover Oregon?  Come to a presentation or join a Question & Answer (Q&A) session and learn more. See below for currently scheduled sessions.

Cover Oregon is our state’s health insurance marketplace for citizens looking for affordable health insurance or help in finding insurance.

The North Plains Public Library is a Community Outreach Partner for Cover Oregon, and library staff member Donna Medica is trained to educate the public about Cover Oregon.  Donna will give presentations and Q&A sessions for the public at locations around the county. 

Learn more about Cover Oregon on our website.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration at Tualatin Public Library

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2. It is a tradition that varies from region to region and has its roots in ancient Aztec religion. Día de los Muertos is a festive occasion set aside to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones.

Join the Tualatin Public Library for a Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 2 from 2pm to 3:30pm in the Library Community Room.  Bring your family as we celebrate this holiday with special crafts, games, and food.

The celebration is free and all ages are welcome.  Contact the Tualatin Public Library for more information. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Kindle format is back in Library2Go

Thank you for your patience today! The Kindle format was temporarily unavailable in Library2Go, but access has been restored. You should now be able to access and download Kindle titles as usual.

If you see any issues when checking out or downloading Kindle titles in Library2Go, please clear your browser's cache. We have instructions on how to do this.

Kindle format temporarily disabled in Library2Go

Due to an issue we reported earlier this morning, the Kindle ebook format has been temporarily disabled in Library2Go.

Users are not able to borrow, download or place holds on Kindle format ebooks at this time. OverDrive (the software company that powers Library2Go) is working with Amazon to correct the issue. Once the issue is resolve, we will update you here.

We apologize for the inconvenience! In the meantime, here are some alternatives to the Kindle format.

Kindle Fire and Fire HD users
  • Download the OverDrive Media Console app to your tablet and check out the EPUB format for e-books. Download MP3 format audiobooks too! Find instructions.
Traditional Kindle e-reader users
  • Wait until the issue is resolved before checking out more Kindle titles from Library2Go. In the meantime, try downloading a classic book in Kindle format from Project Gutenberg.

Attention Kindle readers who use Library2Go - watch those buttons!

If you use Library2Go to download Kindle format titles, please be aware of an issue this morning.

When you go to download your Kindle book via the Amazon website, the only button you see is to purchase, not borrow, the title. If you do not want to purchase the title, please do not click that button!

OverDrive is aware of the issue and is working to correct it. As we learn more, we will post updates.

In the meantime, what are some alternatives?

Kindle Fire and Fire HD users
  • Download the OverDrive Media Console app to your tablet and check out the EPUB format for e-books. Download MP3 format audiobooks too! Find instructions.

Traditional Kindle e-reader users
If you do accidentally purchase a Kindle title, please contact Amazon customer service for assistance.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Teen Read week launches with a "Read and Release" project, #WCCLSteenreads

Seek the unknown, and join WCCLS Young Adult Librarians in celebrating national Teen Read Week with the countywide #WCCLSteenreads project.  The project kicks off on October 13th. The idea is that a reader enjoys a book and then leaves it someplace for another reader to discover – read – and release back into the community.

WCCLS member libraries will give away a limited number of books to interested teens. Stop by your local Washington County library during Teen Read Week to pick up a free teen book (while supplies last). Read and release it for another reader to discover. Just follow the instructions inside the book!   Teens are encouraged to list their name, date and the location where they found the book on the book card. They are also urged to take a photo of the book in a creative location and then share it with WCCLS via social media using the hashtag #WCCLSteenreads (@WCCLS on Twitter or

For the 2013 Teen Read Week celebration WCCLS has provided each member library 10 books to give away. The books include:
“We hope to share the message that reading is a social experience,” said County Youth Services Librarian Rick Samuelson.  “We also want teens to see the library as a place where they can share their love of reading.”

WCCLS website, catalog and accounts will be down starting Sunday night until Monday morning 10/14

Starting at midnight on Sunday 10/13, the WCCLS website, catalog and accounts will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. The website, catalog and accounts will be available again at 6:00am on Monday, 10/14.

What does this mean?  During this time you will NOT be able to access these services:
  • WCCLS website
  • Your online account 
  • The telephone renewal line
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar

You will be able to access downloadable e-books and audiobooks via Library2Go as usual while the WCCLS website, catalog and accounts are down.

Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for the inconvenience.