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WCCLS Software Updates

Catalog and account software will be down starting Sunday night until Tuesday

Starting at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 29th, the WCCLS catalog and accounts will be unavailable. This is because WCCLS will be performing software updates during this time. We anticipate that the catalog and accounts will become available sometime on Tuesday, January 31st.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • No library materials will be due on Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th, or Tuesday, January 31st
  • Cloud Library e-books and audiobooks will not be available during this time
  • Follow WCCLS on Facebook and Twitter to get the most frequent updates about the downtime
  • When the catalog and accounts are available again, we will also announce it on our News & Events blog

What will be available during the software updates? 

  • You will be able to access downloadable e-books and audiobooks via Library2Go as usual while the WCCLS catalog and accounts are down
  • The wccls.org website will also be available, including WCCLS online resources and the events calendar

What will be different when the WCCLS catalog and accounts are updated?

You may notice some improvements to the appearance of the public catalog and your library account.  In addition, the staff version of the library catalog will have added functionality.

Thanks in advance for your patience while we work to upgrade our catalog and account software! We apologize for the inconvenience.

Repost from wccls.org.

2017 Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest

For the first time at the new Aloha Community Library, WCCLS card holders between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to participate in this year’s county-wide Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest!

Teen artists can submit up to two original works to the Aloha Community Library for consideration between now and February 13, 2017. The winning design will be used on promotional material for this year’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World” throughout Washington County.

The winner also receives a $150 gift certificate for Powell’s Books. The second place winner receives a $50 gift certificate for Blick Art Materials, and the winner of honorable mention will get a $25 Blick gift certificate.

For additional information, please visit wccls.org or download the contest entry form and details here. Winners will be announced in March. Good luck!

 

January 17 – Closing at 1pm

The library will be closing early this afternoon due to inclement weather. We apologize for the unexpected closures and any inconvenience to patrons. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the uncooperative weather!

January 16 – Closing at 2pm

The Aloha Community Library will be closing early today, Monday, January 16 at 2:00pm. Our heater is not currently working, and until it is fixed or the weather warms up, the library may be subject to early closure for the safety of our patrons and staff. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Closed January 11, 12, & 13

The Aloha Community Library will be closed all day, Wednesday, January 11, Thursday, January 12, and Friday, January 13  due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Weather permitting, the library plans to open with limited hours tomorrow, Saturday, January 14 from 12:00 to 4:00pm.

Grand Opening Postponed

Due to inclement weather and warnings from ODOT for travelers to stay home during the impending storm, the Aloha Community Library has decided to postpone the Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for today to Saturday, January 14 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see everyone next weekend.

Thank you for your support of the Aloha Community Library! We will open for our new, extended hours beginning on Monday (weather permitting, of course). Stay safe and warm this weekend!

Storytime Returns!

After a long and busy couple of months moving and setting up our new library, we are extremely pleased to announce the return of toddler and family storytimes beginning the week of January 9th! Weekly storytimes, along with several of our other ongoing programs for children, will resume in January in the new location of the Aloha Community Library.

Here are a few things to look forward to next month:

  • Toddler Storytime: Mondays, 10:30am (resumes January 9th)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30am (resumes January 11th)
  • Read to the Dogs: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 5-6:00pm (resumes January 9th – reserve your spot now!)
  • LEGO Free Play: 3rd Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm (resumes January 19th)

We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you all for your patience during our renovation, and ongoing support of the Aloha Community Library.

Opening with Limited Hours

We are FINALLY very nearly ready to open in our new location!

New address: 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A (between US World Class Taekwondo and The Peppermill Lounge)

We are going to jump in with one foot over the next two weeks with very limited hours:

  • Tuesday, December 27: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 28: 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, December 29: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday, December 31: 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, January 3: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, January 4: 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, January 5: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday, January 7: 10am-2pm

Fun facts:

Yes, you may turn in books and movies from around the county to our book drops! Currently, our old library outdoor drop is still available AND our new library drops are open for returns!

No, we will not be a holds pick up location until staff have worked out as many of the kinks as possible. We want to be ready to serve you as best as we can before opening that floodgate!

This is a soft opening, so we are purposely not spreading the word far and wide – for now. We would benefit from a slow, steady chance to practice on real people. We thank you for your patience in advance!

Services will be limited to check out of Aloha Community Library materials and check in of materials from Aloha and other WCCLS libraries.

Services that will NOT be offered (for the time being):

  • Patron computers
  • Printing or photocopying
  • Holds pick up

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you soon!