Aloha, OR, April 16, 2014. This week we again have a lot going on at the Aloha Community Library! In case you didn’t know, we are in a new space! We spent last weekend celebrating with 5 different events and enjoyed the company of hundreds of well wishers and event participants thanks to collaborative gift from the Edwards Center and WCCLS. You can read about our events thanks to Anna Marum of the Beaverton Leader who posted two exciting stories about us! One was a story about our grand re-opening event and one about our wonderful challenge grant program for raising money to fund our operations.
Anna Marum/Beaverton Leader
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Aloha, April 14, 2014. As part of the many activities this past weekend, the Aloha Community Library Association announced that they were awarded an amazing challenge grant of $15,000! The challenge is to raise $15,000 in the next 6 weeks (by May 31, 2014). If we do so, we will be awarded with another $15,000 by 2 generous donors who have combined their resources to make this available to us. As of Sunday evening, we had already received $6,310! This is a fantastic start to this campaign. Read more →
The staff and volunteers of the Aloha Community Library Association have been pretty busy these past few weeks – preparing for our upcoming move, performing a major library book sale, finding new spaces for our Library Annex, raising funds, etc. Sometimes, its just good to take a breath and reflect on the goodness of it all! Last weekend (March 13,14, 15) we held our book sale in our temporary Annex space (formerly Blockbuster Video). We told you about that sale in a previous post but we didn’t let you know yet about how successful we were!
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February 1, 2014. In the last few weeks, we have announced a number of changes including promoting Terri Palmer, Director of Volunteer Services to the important position of Interim Library Director. In this new role, Terri will formally oversee much of the important work needed to advance our operation to the level expected by WCCLS in order to join them within the next few years. This work will also include overseeing and guiding the transition to our new space this spring. We wanted to let all of you know what a great resource Terri is for the Aloha Library!
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Terri Palmer; photo by Anna Marum/Beaverton Leader
Thanks to strong community support, the Aloha Community Library Association is happy to announce three big changes in the next few months.
First, Terri Palmer, who has been serving as our Director of Volunteer Services since the library opened in 2012, has been hired as our new interim Library Director. In her new role, Terri will be overseeing all library operations, including coordinating the other two big changes for the year.
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October 2, 2013: The Aloha Community Library Association announced today that their hours of operation are expanding effective today to 37 hours per week from the previous schedule of only 29 hours week. This is a reflection of the expanding 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 below. We are adding additional hours to each day we have been open previously so that every day we are open from 10am to 8pm except Saturday when we close at 5pm. Storytime continues to be offered each Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30am.
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The MissionStay2 event happened last week and the Aloha Community Library was a recipient of care and attention by a wonderful group of volunteers from a church in Aloha.
The church is called Cooper Mountain Presbyterian Fellowship and their youth leader, Rick Terletzky is the son of ACLA board member Donna Terletzky! In additional to moving 20+ tables and 100+ boxes of books, 13 youth aged 13-19 helped setup the tables and attached a new banner to the former Blockbuster Video store (17555 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, OR) in the Bales Thriftway Mall shopping center. These items were moved from the library Annex, managed by our own Maxine Wald who has also stepped up to manage the book sale this coming weekend (August 16-17, 9am-4pm). At the Annex, the Aloha Community Library sells donated books using an on-line account at Amazon. Learn about this by going directly to our online store. The Book Sale event, coinciding with the 2nd Annual Aloha Days event, will feature over 4000 items available for purchase with all proceeds going towards the Aloha Community Library Association.
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Zachary selling popcorn just outside the library to help raise funds for the Aloha Community Library
Zachary Jarvis is 10 years old. Zachary will be entering 5th grade in the fall time. He has been studying at Barnes Elementary’s Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program.
During his free time, he enjoys reading, soccer, kickball, collecting Pokeman cards and Karate. He has a green belt in Karate and is currently a Webelo 2 in Cub Scout Pack 598. Zachary has helped the library raise over $300 in the past two years. His first fundraiser for the Aloha Community Library was a lemonade and homemade doggie biscuits in the summer of 2012. In the spring 2013, he sold microwave popcorn to the community to raise money for the Aloha Community Library.
Zachary also has distinguished himself by being the first person to checkout a book from the Aloha Community Library during our “Sneak Peek” event back in December 2011. You can read about that event here.
His mom and dad, Becky and Terrell, have also donated countless hours volunteering on behalf of the library. Volunteering is a part of this family’s fabric!