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Matching Grant Fundraising Campaign Update

Thanks to many Aloha Community Library supporters, we are half-way to achieving our $20,000 challenge grant!

Please help us make it the rest of the way.  You can donate by dropping off or mailing a check to the library, or donating online on our website through PayPal (www.alohalibrary.org/donate/).

Background

A group of library volunteers has pledged to donate $20,000 if we raise $20,000 to match their pledge by November 3, 2015. We have already received $10,000 toward our $20,000 goal.

We rely on community support from donors like you. This is a great opportunity to double the impact of your gift. Please help us to reach this goal.

Many local employers also match charitable gifts; contact your Human Resources department for more information.
For more information about the Matching Grant Fundraising Campaign, go to: http://alohalibrary.org/help-open-the-doors-to-our-future/

 

 

 

Craft Free Play for Teens & Adults

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 2-4:00PM @ THE ANNEX

Has it been awhile since you’ve gotten out your glitter, glue, and creativity?  Want to experiment with stickers, rubber stamps, and card stock?  Join us for an afternoon of crafty pursuits!  Bring your friends!  Your ideas + our supplies = a fabulously fun afternoon.  Ages 13 and up.

Aloha Community Library Annex
17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97078

Author Showcase: Ron Tatum

MONDAY OCTOBER 12 6:30PM

Local author Ron Tatum will talk about his nearly 40 year career as a professional horseshoer and his recent book Confessions of a Horseshoer at the Aloha Community Library Annex.

Aloha Community Library Annex
17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97078

Book Club: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

MONDAY OCTOBER 5 6:30-8:00PM

Join us at the Aloha Community Library Annex for our monthly book club meeting to discuss Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Please call 503-259-0185 if you have any questions. No registration is required.

Aloha Community Library Annex
17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97078

Save the first Monday of each month for upcoming book club meetings. We are reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson for our November 2nd meeting.

 

Help Open the Doors to Our Future

Libraries open many doors –

  • Doors to imagination
  • Doors to opportunities
  • Doors to knowledge
  • Doors to inspiration

The Aloha Community Library opened our doors in September 2012 as a volunteer-run, donation-funded community library serving the Aloha-Reedville community.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and staff, the Aloha Community Library has been opening doors in our community.

Children are developing a love of reading in our storytime, summer reading and Read to the Dogs programs. Families are enjoying family movie nights. Teens and adults are enjoying author events, our book club, and other special interest events. Job seekers are finding jobs using our internet access. And our patrons are finding inspiration, entertainment and knowledge with our collection of over 12,000 books and movies.

We need your help to open doors to the future.

If the November 2015 library levy passes, we will become part of Washington County Cooperative Library Services as of July 1, 2016. Between now and then, we need to keep our doors open, and we need to build for the future.

It takes $10,000 per month to keep the library open. We rely on community support from donors like you, as well as book sales and grants to keep us going. Your gift will help us fund library operations and programs, and help us continue to grow as we prepare for WCCLS membership on July 1, 2016.

We’re excited to announce a new challenge grant! A group of library supporters has pledged to donate $20,000 if we raise $20,000 to match their pledge by Nov. 3, 2015. You can watch our progress as we build our doorway in the library.

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; contact your HR department for more information.

Thank you,

The Aloha Community Library

Library Levy Coming November 3rd

Dear Friend of the Aloha Community Library,

The countywide Library Levy (Measure 34-235) will be on our November 3rd ballot this year.  If this measure passes, our Aloha Community Library will become part of the Washington County Cooperative Library System and many new doors will open for our community!

Passing Measure 34-235 brings:

  • Access to the ENTIRE Washington County library system
  • 100 times more of everything in the library catalog, including books, e-books, movies/DVDs, audiobooks, and games
  • Local drop-off and pick-up of all Washington County library items
  • More programs and events for Aloha, and extended operating hours
  • Access to cultural passes

It is very important for Measure 34-235 to pass so that we can continue to grow and offer the programs, tools, and resources that our community needs and wants.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

How?  It’s easy, really.  Just tell people about Measure 34-235 and say “Vote Yes for Libraries”.  One quick and easy way is to put a lawn sign in your front yard.

Lawn signs will be available at the Aloha Community Library Annex on Saturday, September 12th (Noon – 2:00pm) and at our Aloha Community Library Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 19th (11:00am – 2:00pm).  Other pickup times can be arranged; email info@alohalibrary.org for more information.

More information about Measure 34-235 can be found on the WCCLS website (http://www.wccls.org/levy), and you can keep up with news and information about the levy on our website (http://alohalibrary.org), Facebook and Twitter accounts after September 19th.

We appreciate your help!  Remember, Vote Yes for Libraries!

Sincerely,

Amy Grant
Board President
The Aloha Community Library Association

ACLA Annual Members’ Meeting

The Aloha Community Library Association will hold its annual members’ meeting on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30am in the Annex, just around the corner from the Library between US World Class Taekwondo and Peppermill Restaurant (17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A).

You are automatically a member of the Aloha Community Library Association if you donated money to the library between Sept. 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

Agenda:

  • Review the library’s performance for the fiscal year ending June 30th
  • Discuss plans for this year, including the November library levy
  • Elect directors

If you’re available, please plan to stay after the meeting to help us set up for our celebration of the library’s third anniversary!  Set-up will be from 10-11am; the celebration will be from 11am-2pm.

Lawn signs in support of the library levy will also be available for pickup.

Members like you have helped to build our community library. We have many exciting doors yet to open; I look forward to sharing them with you at the members’ meeting.

Amy Grant
Board President
The Aloha Community Library Association

 

 

Author Showcase: W. Scott Jorgensen

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17 6:30PM

W. Scott Jorgensen began his career as an award-winning small-town newspaper reporter for various publications throughout Oregon. He was also a news director and talk show host for the Grants Pass Broadcasting Corporation and a field organizer for a successful statewide ballot measure campaign in 2012. Read more →