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Aloha Community Library expecting increased circulation, hours

By Andrea Castillo, The Oregonian
December 27, 2012

Since it opened in late September, the Aloha Community Library has reached nearly 600 cardholders, extended its hours and is circulating about 1,000 books per month.

Doug Hoy, president of the Aloha Community Library Association, said many people have told him how great it is that they no longer have to drive 5 to 7 miles to reach the Beaverton or Hillsboro libraries.

The Aloha library, which is a nonprofit organization, is not affiliated with Washington County Cooperative Library Services. It is in the Bales Thriftway shopping center at 17683 S.W. Farmington Road.

Hoy said he expects circulation to increase soon. Circulation is limited by the number of hours the library is open, which is limited by the number of volunteers available to operate it, he said.

However, he said more volunteers have recently stepped up. Once they are trained after the New Year, Hoy said, the library’s hours, which now are limited to three days a week, will expand.

Additionally, Hoy said many people have asked to use the library after hours as a meeting space for seminars, tutoring and performances. He said he hoped to figure out a way to make that possible.   See Posted Article from the Oregonian Here.