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Grand Opening Postponed

Due to inclement weather and warnings from ODOT for travelers to stay home during the impending storm, the Aloha Community Library has decided to postpone the Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for today to Saturday, January 14 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see everyone next weekend.

Thank you for your support of the Aloha Community Library! We will open for our new, extended hours beginning on Monday (weather permitting, of course). Stay safe and warm this weekend!

WCCLS Announces ACL’s Grand Opening

Aloha Community Library Grand Opening – January 7

 WCCLS is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration for the Aloha Community Library:

Saturday, January 7, 2017
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Aloha Community Library
17455 SW Farmington Road, Suite 26A

Join the Library for a ribbon cutting, tours of the new library, refreshments, and commemorative items. Several prizes donated by fellow WCCLS member libraries will be awarded in a drawing.

Eva Calcagno, WCCLS Director, remarked, “WCCLS eagerly awaits the opening of the Aloha Community Library. This 16th full-service public library fills a gap in service in the center of the County and will serve an anticipated 19,000 residents with books, programs, homework assistance and computer services.”

The new Aloha Community Library location offers residents:

  • A 30% increase in open hours – now open 6-days a week for 47 hours per week
  • Four times the space – including significantly expanded public and staff areas
  • Increased computer access for the public – up to 14 stations (this doubles prior access) plus free Wi-Fi access
  • Integration with the WCCLS website and catalog
  • Access to the Cooperative’s shared collection of over 1.6 million books, e-books, CD’s, DVD’s and more
  • Convenient local hold pick-up and drop-off location for WCCLS items in the heart of Washington County
  • Free and convenient access to the WCCLS Cultural Pass to Adventure venues – 9 popular destinations
  • More robust program offerings for children and adults

Read the original article here.

Storytime Returns!

After a long and busy couple of months moving and setting up our new library, we are extremely pleased to announce the return of toddler and family storytimes beginning the week of January 9th! Weekly storytimes, along with several of our other ongoing programs for children, will resume in January in the new location of the Aloha Community Library.

Here are a few things to look forward to next month:

  • Toddler Storytime: Mondays, 10:30am (resumes January 9th)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30am (resumes January 11th)
  • Read to the Dogs: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 5-6:00pm (resumes January 9th – reserve your spot now!)
  • LEGO Free Play: 3rd Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm (resumes January 19th)

We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you all for your patience during our renovation, and ongoing support of the Aloha Community Library.

January Book Club

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 6:30-8:00PM

Join us for our first Book Club in the library’s new location to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. No registration required!

Book Club takes place on the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. In February, we’ll be reading and discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Come check it out from the new Aloha Community Library at 17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A!

Opening with Limited Hours

We are FINALLY very nearly ready to open in our new location!

New address: 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A (between US World Class Taekwondo and The Peppermill Lounge)

We are going to jump in with one foot over the next two weeks with very limited hours:

  • Tuesday, December 27: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 28: 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, December 29: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday, December 31: 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, January 3: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, January 4: 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, January 5: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday, January 7: 10am-2pm

Fun facts:

Yes, you may turn in books and movies from around the county to our book drops! Currently, our old library outdoor drop is still available AND our new library drops are open for returns!

No, we will not be a holds pick up location until staff have worked out as many of the kinks as possible. We want to be ready to serve you as best as we can before opening that floodgate!

This is a soft opening, so we are purposely not spreading the word far and wide – for now. We would benefit from a slow, steady chance to practice on real people. We thank you for your patience in advance!

Services will be limited to check out of Aloha Community Library materials and check in of materials from Aloha and other WCCLS libraries.

Services that will NOT be offered (for the time being):

  • Patron computers
  • Printing or photocopying
  • Holds pick up

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you soon!

Grand Opening Celebration Cancelled

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Due to ongoing weather conditions that may not improve before the weekend, we have decided to postpone the grand opening celebration of our new location again. A new date has not yet been determined, but we look forward to celebrating with everyone soon!

In the meantime, we hope you’ll come visit us during our expanded hours (weather permitting):

  • Monday-Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday-Friday, 12:00-6:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, Closed

Thank you for your support of the Aloha Community Library!

Book Sale Opening at Noon Today

Due to inclement weather, the Winter Book Sale will open at 12:00pm today, December 9th, rather than the previously posted 10:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for supporting the Aloha Community Library!

Winter Book Sale

Can’t wait for the new library to open? Get your literary fix with our Winter Book Sale this Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the former location of the Aloha Community Library! Items for sale include books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, board games, puzzles and more.  All proceeds support the Aloha Community Library Association.

Sale Hours

THURSDAY 6:00-7:30pm  CANCELLED
FRIDAY 12:00pm-6:00pm  Opening delayed due to inclement weather.
SATURDAY 10:00am-6:00pm

Location

The sale will take place at the former library location between US World Class Taekwondo and the Aloha Animal Medical Center.

17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 25B
Aloha, OR 97078