Recently, our organization received the following request for help from another non-profit organization:
“My name is Shawna Wise, Regional Director for a non-profit high school exchange organization, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange). With your connections to the Aloha community, I am reaching out to you regarding 5 students we have with a desire to attend Aloha HS for the upcoming school year. These international students are looking for host families to welcome them for one or two semesters. Although they don’t arrive until August, we will be securing their placement with families by July 25th. I’d love your help in communicating this opportunity to Aloha families!
The students have their own spending money to cover their expenses – all that is required of a host family is to provide a bed and 3 meals a day and make them part of the family! I would like to give Aloha Boosters $100 for every family at Aloha that hosts one of these kids.
Here are notes about them:
Read more →
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.
Read more →
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!”
Read more →
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!