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An opportunity to give back – will you help?

Recently, our organization received the following request for help from another  non-profit organization:

CIEEMy 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:

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Westside Quilters Guild of Hillsboro Offers Donation Opportunity

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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Beaverton Optimist Club Donates Bulletin Boards to the Aloha Community Library

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 →

Aloha Library Receives Major Grant from Aloha Garden Club!

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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Libraries, Big Data and Money

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 →

Getting a Grip on What Library Patrons Want

Did any of you see that great commercial last weekend during the Super Bowl?  You know, the one about being quiet in libraries!  We have included it in this week’s post!  Which one are you? Cream or Cookie? Read more →

Aloha Library Expands Hours of Operation!

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 Winter 2012-2013 Wish List

If you would like to help us build our collection and increase our circulation, consider purchasing and donating one of the following items.  If you do, please send us a note to: info@alohalibrary.org and bring the item to the library during normal library hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays! 

Everybody readers:

    • Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
    • Blackout by John Rocco
    • Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
    • Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
    • Underground by Shane W. Evans
    • Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
    • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
    • Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
    • Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby(Recently donated!)
    • Art & Max by David Wiesner(Recently donated!)

 

Juvenile Fiction:

  • Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Mannor; or, the Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Coreset by Tom Angleberger (just one book, just a long title!!)
  • It Happened on a Train (Brixton Brothers) by Mac Barnett
  • The Ghostwriter Secret (Brixton Brothers) by Mac Barnett
  • The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers) by Mac Barnett
  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt(Recently donated!)
  • Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel(Recently donated!)
  • Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Young Adult:

  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley(Recently donated!)
  • Under the Mesquite by Guadalup Garcia Mccall
  • Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby  (Recently donated by Beaverton Optimists Club!)
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugen Yelschin
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Adult Fiction:

  • Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan
  • Seraphina [ By Rachel Hartman
  • Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • The Last Man: A Novel by Vince Flynn
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
  • The Forgotten by David Baldacci

Adult Non Fiction:

  • George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander M.D.

DVDs


  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • The Avengers
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Vampire Hunter
  • Prometheus
  • Men in Black 3
  • Magic Mike
  • Expendables
  • Expendables 2
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • The Watch

Family DVDs

  • Disney’s Cinderella
  • Disney’s Lion King
  • Disney’s Toy Story
  • Disney’s Toy Story 2
  • Disney’s Toy Story 3
  • Disney’s Rescuers
  • Disney’s Pocahontas
  • Disney’s Cars 2
  • ParaNorman