This beautiful quilt was crafted by the WESTSIDE QUILTERS GUILD of Hillsboro; one of three they make on an annual basis for donation to local charities. Staunch supporters of libraries in the region, the Guild generously donated this beautiful quilt to the Aloha Community Library Association to help raise funds for the Library’s operation.
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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!
Aloha Community Library offers children’s storytime, and hosts THPRD Nature Mobile Programs
Aloha’s new community library resumes the popular family storytime program designed for kids 6 and younger and their caregivers. This begins November 21st and will be held each Wednesday at 10:30 AM, at 17683 SW Farmington Rd, Suite E Aloha, OR 97007.
Tualatin HIlls Park & Recreation District Nature Mobile will be here on December 5th and 19th for special programs. See Link for more info about this amazing program.
Busy Beavers with the Nature Mobile at Aloha Community Library
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Cutting down trees, building dams, and swimming, swimming, swimming – my, beavers are busy! Students will discover how beaver gets all of their chores done and how humans try to copy beaver’s creativity. Led by a naturalist, each program includes a story, real specimens, hands-on learning activities, and ways for students to connect to the nature in their community.
Dazzling Dragonflies with the Nature Mobile at Aloha Community Library
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesday December 19, 2012
From being born in the water to hovering high up in the sky, the dragonfly lives an interesting life. Students will learn about the dragonfly life cycle and some of their amazing adaptations. Led by a naturalist, each program includes a story, real specimens, hands-on learning activities, and ways for students to connect to the nature in their community.