Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Library Closures for Thanksgiving week 2019

See the chart below for WCCLS member libraries hours during the week of Thanksgiving.

Remember that you can download ebooks and audiobooks and stream videos 24/7!

Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30

Normal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
BanksClosing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours

Closing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours
Murray Scholls
Closing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours
BethanyNormal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

Cedar Mill
Normal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

Closing at 6:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours

Forest Grove
Normal HoursClosedClosedClosed

Garden Home
Closing at 3:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
Shute Park
Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

North Plains
Closing at 5:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
SherwoodClosing at 6:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours

Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
TualatinClosing at 6:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

West Slope
Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tigard Library hours are changing, beginning December 1

Beginning Sunday, December 1, the Tigard Library will have new hours: 
  • Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The slight change in hours can yield big results in terms of how efficiently we can help patrons.  Currently, our lowest use is from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weeknights. By closing an hour earlier, we can re-allocate staff to serve patrons during our busier times. 

Most other libraries in the Washington County library cooperative (WCCLS) close at 8 p.m. or earlier. When we surveyed patrons earlier this year about changing operating hours, less than seven percent of respondents said it would affect them negatively. The City recently conducted performance audits, and the independent auditors recommended that the library close at 8 on weekdays.

Consistent weekend hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on both days will enhance service for patrons who can only visit the library on weekends. Plus, the new hours will be easier to remember! 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Veterans Day Holiday Library Closures

Most WCCLS member libraries will be closing in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.   

Two libraries will remain open:
  • The Hillsboro Public Libraries (Brookwood and Shute Park)
  • The Tualatin Public Library will be open, and closes early at 6:00pm
The following libraries will be closed:
  • Aloha Community Library
  • Banks Public Library
  • Beaverton City Libraries 
  • Cedar Mill Community Libraries
  • Cornelius Public Library
  • Forest Grove City Library
  • Garden Home Community Library
  • North Plains Public Library
  • Sherwood Public Library
  • Tigard Public Library
  • West Slope Community Library