DECEMBER 18 6:30PM
Come to the Aloha Community Library Thursday, December 18th at 6:30 pm to give Santa Claus your holiday wishes and listen to stories from Mr. Claus himself! We’ll have snacks, activities and festive music too.
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season from the Aloha Community Library!
We are almost half way there, having raised $7,396 toward our target of $15,000! Great job! Remember, a group of library supporters has pledged to donate an additional $15,000 if we raise $15,000 by December 31. We can do this with your help!!
You’ll be pleased to know that 100% of all funds donated to the Aloha Community Library go directly toward supporting our library. In fact, donations are the only funds the library receives as we work toward our goal of becoming part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services in mid-2016, if the countywide levy passes in 2015.
We need your help to make sure we continue funding the Aloha Community Library. You can donate by dropping off or mailing a check to the library, or donating online on our website through PayPal (alohalibrary.org/donate/). Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Join us for our 3rd Annual Book-tique, a handicraft and book sale to help benefit the Aloha Community Library!
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NOVEMBER 28 10:00AM-8:00PM
Take a break from Black Friday shopping madness and visit the Aloha Community Library Annex for 2-for-1 deal tables and doughnuts! We have thousands of items for sale including books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, games and more.
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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and staff, the Aloha Community Library has made a big difference since we opened our doors two years ago.
Children are developing a love of reading in our storytime and summer reading programs. Teens are enjoying teen-only library takeover events. Job seekers are finding jobs using our internet access. And our patrons are enjoying our collection of over 12,000 books and movies so much that our monthly circulation is close to 3,000 items.
Although we have been conditionally approved to join the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), that won’t happen until mid-2016, if the next library levy passes.
In the meantime, we rely on community support from donors like you. Your gift will help us fund library operations and programs, and help us continue to grow as we prepare for WCCLS membership.
We’re excited to announce a new challenge grant! A group of library supporters has pledged to donate $15,000 if we raise $15,000 to match their pledge by December 31.
We have already received over $2,000 toward our $15,000 goal. You can watch our progress as we fill the cornucopia in the library window.
Can you help us reach our target this year? You can donate by dropping off or mailing a check to the library, or donating online on our website through PayPal (alohalibrary.org/donate/). Many local employers also match charitable gifts; a list of employers with matching programs is on our website (alohalibrary.org/donate/).
Thanks for Giving!
UPDATE: Our holds email is back online! Please continue to submit your holds requests via the link available in our catalog. Thank you for your patience while we addressed this issue.
ATTENTION LIBRARY USERS:
The holds email for the Aloha Community Library is currently not working. We’re doing our best to get it up and running as soon as possible, but until then please place all holds by either calling the library at 503-259-0185 or stopping by during our regularly scheduled hours, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm or Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. If the library is closed, you can always leave a message with your full name, library card number and the item you’d like to request and we’ll process the hold on the next day the library is open.
Hold emails sent in the past two weeks may not have gone through. Unless you have received a call confirming that your item is available for pick up, please contact the library to confirm that any recently placed holds have been processed. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we deal with this technical difficulty. Thank you for supporting the Aloha Community Library. We’ll let you know as soon as the holds email is back online!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 7:00 PM
Join us for a special Halloween movie night for the whole family! Bring snacks and something comfy to sit on for a spooky screening of Hotel Transylvania at the Library Annex. All ages are welcome! Read more →
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Ezra Jack Keats, author and illustrator of children’s classics like The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie, used an innovative combination of collage and painting paired with vibrant text to lovingly render the daily activities of the city and its diverse inhabitants. Keats was the first author to depict African-American protagonists in full-color picture books, creating a prominent place for characters and places that had not been presented in children’s literature before and placing a strong emphasis on community. Read more →