Thursday, October 20, 2016

Drop off your ballot at a WCCLS library

Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day, and several WCCLS member libraries have official Washington County Elections ballot drop boxes on site.

Click on the links below for locations and library hours.

24-hour Drop Off Sites
Voters may drop off their completed ballots before the 8 p.m. election day deadline at several 24-hour drop-off sites, including:
  • Washington County Elections Office, 3700 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton
  • Washington County Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building (Rear Entrance), 155 N. 1st Avenue, Hillsboro
  • Banks Public Library, 111 Market Street, Banks
  • Cornelius City Hall, 1355 N Barlow Street, Cornelius
  • Forest Grove, Pacific Avenue and Birch Street, Forest Grove
  • Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro
  • King City - City Hall, 15300 SW 116th Avenue, King City
  • North Plains City Hall, 31360 NW Commercial Street, North Plains
  • Sherwood City Hall, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood
  • Tigard City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Boulevard, Tigard
  • Tualatin City Offices - 18880 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin

Indoor Drop-Off Sites (open only during library hours)
Official drop boxes at indoor locations include:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Highlights

Washington County residents read a lot of books last summer! Here are some highlights from the 2016 Summer Reading program:

Kids & Teens Summer Reading

  • 31,513 participants county-wide
  • 20% increase in program attendance throughout the summer compared to 2015
  • In an online survey, 86.37% of respondents “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that summer reading helps their children become better readers.
  • 100% of respondents said that they personally enjoyed sharing books or talking about reading with their children this summer.

Adult Summer Reading

  • 5,911 particpants, a 34% increase from 2015!
  • 2,020 book reviews were posted at
  • In an online survey, 32% of participants said they discovered a new author, series or genre.
  • 31% said they felt more motivated to read. 

Comments from participants:

  • "My teens shared some very interesting books with me over the summer."
  • "We set a goal of reading 20 books. We more than doubled our goal!"
  • "My kids got a kick out of mom being in the adult summer reading program!"
  • "[I] loved that it motivated me. I hadn't read for a few years because of young kids and exhaustion. It made me aware I was neglecting a love of mine and I could fix that."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WCCLS Events Calendar Upgrade, October 18

Starting Tuesday, October 18, the WCCLS Events Calendar will look slightly different. Due to a scheduled upgrade, the new calendar interface has a more modern appearance and adapts better to mobile devices. It also has a few new features, like maps with directions to events.

Watch this short video for a sneak peek: