Inspiring people within our diverse
community to acquire knowledge

Black Friday Book Sale

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 for Giving — Matching Gift Campaign

CornucopiaThanks 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 ( Many local employers also match charitable gifts; a list of employers with matching programs is on our website (

Thanks for Giving!

Holds Email Unavailable – FIXED

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.


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!


Family Movie Night


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 →

Ezra Jack Keats Community Collage

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 →

Aloha Community Library Announces the Hiring of a Library Director!

Aloha, OR, September 27, 2014.  The  Aloha Community Library Association board of directors announces today that Erin Barnard has been hired as the new Director of Library Services.    Erin joins us with significant experience leading small libraries including the Millbrook Free Library in Millbrook, NY and the Grinnel Library Association in Wappingers Falls, NY.  She has a BA in History and a MS in Information Sciences from State University in New York.  She enjoys working with a variety of people, leading others by example and participating in an environment of continuous change – perfect for the Aloha Library!

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ACLA Book Sale


The Aloha Community Library Association is holding a book sale September 24-27 to help support the library!  Read more →

Book Art Flowers


Want to make paper flowers like the ones decorating the library? Come to a demonstration and learn how from the artist herself, paper crafts expert and library volunteer Betsy. Ranging from super-easy to a little more difficult, there will be a flower that everyone can make!

Materials and supplies will be provided. Ages 14 and up only, please.