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Aloha Library Celebrates El día del niño!

La Biblioteca de la Comunidad de Aloha los invita a la primera celebración anual de El día del niño!
Sábado 27 de Abril
10:30am – 1:00pm

  • Por primera vez en la biblioteca, la lectura de un cuento en español leído por la principal de la escuela Mountain View, Claudia Ruf.
  • JuegosDiaDelNino
  • Sorteos
  • Música
  • Antojitos

Venga diviértase y celebremos a nuestros niños!

The Aloha Community Library invites  you to the first annual El día del niño (kids day) celebration on Saturday April 27th, from 10:30am to 1:00pm.  The events planned will include:

  • First Spanish Story Time (Read by Mt. View Principal Mrs Claudia Rus)
  • Games
  • Drawings
  • Music
  • Treats

Come have fun as we celebrate our kids!



Come Celebrate with Us!

Once Upon A Time In Aloha…

Celebrate the heroes of our tale, our volunteers!      You are invited to join us as we remember the adventures we’ve had and look forward to where we are going in our next chapters! NationalVolunteerWeek2013
Did you help at a book drive or book sale last year?  Have you spent time cleaning, processing, or cataloging books?  Have you volunteered in the library helping patrons?  Are you a current or former storytime reader?  Are you one of the Online Sales crew?
VolunteerWeekScheduleHave you served on a commitee, like grant writing or marketing?  Have you offered guidance and support in your area of expertise?  Are you a Board member trying to steer the organization toward our North Star?  Have you helped in any way to get us to this point?  Please come!  We very much want to say thank you in person!
We hope to see all of you on the 26th!

Aloha Library Kicks Off April Fundraising Campaign

About two weeks ago, we reported in the March 22nd edition of Oregonian that the Rotary Club donated $500 towards our operations fund and also donated 5 copies of a children’s book titled “Paul Harris Grow Up!”   That post and related items on Facebook went viral for us!  We really appreciate the support the Aloha community has provided to help fulfill our mission!   As many of you know, we are a totally volunteer organized, managed, operated, and supported public library.  Without financial donations provided by individuals and organizations in our community, we would not exist!  Even though the majority of our staff are volunteers, it takes real money to keep the lights on, pay Comcast for their service (internet access and phone service), and lease the copier among other things. Read more →

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 →

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Woody Wood Duck Program coming to Aloha!

On March 2 (just 10 days ago), we hosted a wonderful community event with Sheriff Pat Garrett, and 5 volunteers from our own local Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue office in a special Saturday morning “storytime” event in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.   Read more →

Thank-you for your support, girls!

This past week, we received an unexpected windfall from some very nice Aloha Community Library Supporters: 800 books and a promise to purchase even more! Our friends at Cooper Mountain Elementary School and Girl Scout Troop 40410 came by with boxes and boxes of books obtained from an amazing book drive kicked off at the Literacy Night on February 21. Read more →

Cookies for a Great Cause

February 13, 2013 by Nicole Green, Beaverton OR.  

Girl Scout Troop 40410 will be selling the organization’s famous cookies this weekend and next at the Bales Thriftway on Farmington (right by the Aloha Library­) and the Safeway on the corner of Murray and Allen. What’s even more delicious is that this Troop of 12 fifth grade girls has chosen to give a portion of the Troop’s total cookie proceeds to the Aloha Library. Their donation is one act of service the Troop plans to do for the Library as part of earning their Bronze Award—the highest honor for Junior Girl Scouts. The Troop wants to help increase awareness of the Library and to help build its book collection by distributing informative flyers, hanging posters, and organizing a book drive in their school community. Come support Troop 40410 and buy cookies for a great cause—the Aloha Library! 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 →