Monday, June 30, 2014

Library Closures for Independence Day, July 4, 2014

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Forest Grove City Library will also be closed Saturday, July 5. Other libraries will return to their regular schedules July 5. Please check our schedule for your library's hours.

Photo by Flickr user puzzler4879.
Our online resources and e-book digital collections such as Library2Go are always available. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Featured Resource: find your next book with NoveList

Looking for a new book to read this summer?  Not sure where to start?  WCCLS library cardholders have access to NoveList Plus, a resource designed to help you find read-alikes and other great books.

Searching tips: Search for a title you loved, and then look for suggested titles on the right-hand sidebar.  Or find new books by genre, using the menu in the left-hand sidebar.  No matter how you use it, Novelist is full of ideas to get you reading something you enjoy.

Check out NoveList Plus with your library card handy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hungrytown at Cedar Mill Library - June 29 at 2:00 PM

June 29, 2:00pm
Cedar Mill Library

The musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson bring their popular folk music to Cedar Mill all the way from West Townshend, Vermont. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their songs have been performed by many other artists, including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Hungrytown's music has also appeared on several television shows, including Portlandia.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New features for Library2Go accounts

WCCLS patrons will notice new features within their Library2Go (OverDrive) e-book accounts today!

Under 'Advanced Search,' you are now able to search for e-books and e-audiobooks by their ISBN.

In addition, all reader lists (including Wish List, Recommended for you, etc.) are now found under your account by clicking on 'Lists.'

You are now able to borrow, sample, share, add to Wish List, and see title details all directly from the cover image. You are also able to filter your Wish List to see titles that are available now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Science of Applying for Grants at Tualatin Public Library

Ages 18+
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Tualatin Library Community Room

There are many steps that need to be taken before a nonprofit organization is ready to submit a truly compelling and competitive proposal for grant funding. Developing and gathering the proper information that funders require can be a daunting process. Join grants expert Rick Horton to learn some hot tips and a formula for success!  This is a free class and no registration is required.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer Reading / Lectura de verano 2014!

Our Summer Reading Program is now in full swing at libraries across Washington County, with something for all ages!
  • For Big Kids and Teens: There are great events throughout the summer, and prizes for readers who meet their summer reading goals - as well as prizes just for signing up! Choose your age group here:
Adult Summer Reading participants will also have the chance to win an iPad Mini (which you'll use exclusively for reading, right?)!
With direct access to our growing collections of e-books and digital audiobooks, as well as our Mango Languages app and other great mobile resources, you will definitely want to register for Summer Reading now.