Questions to the board from interested community members:
Q: Why do we need a local library? We have libraries within 7 miles of Aloha in three different directions.
A: This is true, but we feel that having a community driven, neighborhood library is advantageous for Aloha residents. Many of the local schools are cutting back on librarian services, and access to libraries for those without personal transportation can be challenging. We believe that having a local facility connected to WCCLS is better for Aloha residents than requiring them to commute to the next closest library to pick up materials. We also recognize the need for a public facility that provides free access to internet connected computers. A study from 2008 showed that 20% of patrons using WCCLS live in the 97007 and 97006 zip code areas, which is our primary target audience.
Q: When did the library open?
A: The Aloha Community Library opened with great fanfare on Saturday, September 22, 2012! You can read about this in numerous media links found on our website here.
Q: Is the Aloha Community Library part of the Washington County Cooperative Library System (WCCLS)?
A: Yes! The Aloha Community Library joined WCCLS as its newest member in July 2016. We will offer a full range of county services once we open in our new space. For more information about the transition and our coming move, see our Moving FAQ.
Q: Do you need additional volunteers?
A: Volunteers are needed to run the library and to work in business areas behind the scenes. You can find out more about current volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer page.
Q: Are you hiring paid staff?
A: The are currently no job openings at the library. Opportunities are posted on our Jobs page when available.
Q: Do you need additional books or furniture?
A: The library accepts donations of books and DVDs. Learn more on our Donations Policy page.