Thursday, April 25, 2013. Aloha, OR. The Beaverton Optimist Club donated four gorgeous custom made bulletin boards to the Aloha Community Library today. Jack Franklin of the local group performed the wood working cutting and assembly while other club members including Marv Doty, Bob Arneson and Susan Nordstrom helped in the labor intensive finish work. Melinda Williamson, another local Aloha resident and volunteer with the Aloha Community Library helped Jack define the product. Read more →
April 11, 2013. Today the Aloha Community Library Association (http://alohalibrary.org) received a grant from the Aloha Garden Club (http://www.oregongardenclubs.org/aloha) for $1200. President of the Library Association, Douglas Hoy, commented “This is an amazing grant! We really appreciate the generosity this organization has exhibited towards our new library. Because of a recently received matching pledge, this grant is multiplied and will be worth $2,400 today!” Each year the Aloha Garden Club hosts a Plant Sale & Garden Art event. This year’s grant to the Aloha Library resulted from last year’s Annual Plant Sale. Library board member Lynda Hanson said, “we will be able to purchase so many new books and media materials that will be specifically about gardens and plants! This will include both children and adult materials!”
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This week I have come across a number of really compelling articles, videos and blog posts I’d like to share with the Aloha Community Library community. The first is about library design and architecture, the second is about using big data in socially constructive ways and and the third one presents some compelling ideas about funding them! Read more →
January 31, 2013: The Aloha Community Library Association announced today that their hours of operation are expanding effective Saturday, February 2, 2013 to 29 hours per week from the previous limited amount of only 15 hours week. This is a reflection of the growing interest and community support of the library and its ability to sufficiently staff library hours. Currently, 2-3 trained volunteers are available for each hour of operation. The new hours are posted on the website home page and are included graphically here. We are adding 2 additional hours to each day we have been open previously plus adding the new day of Monday!
In addition to new hours, a number of new items have been added to the library in the past month, including videos, western novels and other popular adult fiction and non-fiction titles.
Storytime continues to be offered each Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30am. Come check it out!
With the addition of new volunteers, the Aloha Community Library will be expanding hours of operation within the next month. Activities scheduled for January and February include children’s story time, every Wednesday morning between 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Preschool children will also enjoy a hands-on learning session called, “Wise Owls”, on Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:30am. A session called, “Dazzling Dragonflies”, will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 10:30 a.m. Led by a naturalist, these programs are presented by the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. You can find them on our Events Calendar too!
Checkout our selection of used books! Prices are $1.00 for hardback and $0.50 for softbound. New titles are added each week. Come check it out!
The Aloha Community Library is a grass-roots supported and managed non-profit 501c3 public library. We are not presently incorporated into the Washington County Cooperative System of libraries (WCCLS), but with your support will be within the next few years.
To find out about volunteer opportunities click on the volunteer button to the right. To help support the library financially, click on the donate button!
Save the Date!
Thursday, December 13th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Santa will make a very special appearance at the Aloha Community Library. Photos with Santa Claus will be taken for a $10 donation to the library! Feel free to bring a special book for Santa Claus to sign. Need more info? Call the library at 503-746-6918 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a downloadable flyer click HERE.
For the coloring contest entries (due by December 1, 2012) click HERE