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Job Opening (Closes 8/2/21)

Circulation Assistant/Volunteer Specialist
22 hours/week; $14.25-$14.75/hour

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021.

The Aloha Community Library is a dynamic nonprofit public library that provides a wide range of services. We are seeking a team-oriented library enthusiast to serve as a part-time Circulation Assistant/Volunteer Specialist.

The ideal candidate is positive, practices proactive customer service, is passionate about working with volunteers, and is eager to learn and innovate. The ability to train teen and adult volunteers to perform circulation tasks accurately is necessary. Library and/or volunteer coordination experience is a plus, but not required. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, flexibility, the ability to work independently, the enjoyment of working with a diverse group of people, and the ability to work evening and Saturday shifts.

The Aloha Community Library Association is committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and amplifies the diverse voices of our community.

Position description and application are available at the library and online. To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume (including references) to Terri Palmer, Library Director.

Email: volunteer@alohalibrary.org

By mail or in person:
Aloha Community Library Association
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha OR 97007

Applicants will be evaluated based on related training and experience. Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check will be required before hire.  The Aloha Community Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Service Updates

When you visit the library…

  • masks and face coverings are now optional. We ask everyone to continue to be respectful of social distancing in order to help those who are not able to be vaccinated. If you are not feeling well, especially with symptoms of fever, chills, cough, or anything on this list, please do not visit the library. 
  • capacity and time restrictions are no longer in place. Limited seating will return in the coming weeks.

Expanded hours begin Thursday, July 8th

Mondays: 1pm-6pm
Tuesdays: 1pm-6pm
Wednesdays: 1pm-6pm
Thursdays: 10am-3pm
Fridays: 10am-3pm
Saturdays: 10am-3pm
Sundays: closed

Public computers available beginning Thursday, July 8th

A limited number of computers will be available on a drop-in basis for 60 minutes per day (no session extensions at this time). Limited assistance from staff will be available. 

Printing is 10 cents per page for black and white, 25 cents per page for color.

Not able or ready to come inside yet?

  • For curbside service, call ahead or wait by the sign on the front window for staff to assist you (to the left of the doors).  
  • For delivery service details, please call the library.

June 29: Updated Hours

Our air conditioner is still struggling to keep up with the task of keeping the library safe and cool for our staff and patrons. To avoid the hottest hours of the day, we will open early today, Tuesday June 29th from 11 am – 1 pm for browsing and holds pickup. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Please check open status on Facebook, Instagram, or the website before visiting the library this week as hours may be subject to change during the extreme weather conditions.

Find local cooling centers here.

Heatwave Closures

The library will be closed Monday, June 28 due to the unprecedented heatwave for the safety of our staff and patrons. Our air conditioner cannot quite keep up! Please check open status on Facebook, Instagram, or the website before visiting the library this week as hours may be subject to change during the extreme weather conditions.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay cool, Aloha!

Cooling centers: https://www.co.washington.or.us/hhs/hot-weather.cfm

Limited Browsing Now Available

The library is reopening for browsing! Masks are still required. Please keep visits to 30 minutes or less. We’ll monitor capacity to make sure everyone has room to roam. For now, we’ll maintain our limited hours, but keep an eye out for service and hours updates soon!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 3pm-6pm
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10am-1pm

Not yet: computers, seating, restrooms
Still available: curbside and delivery services!
Programs: still virtual

See you in the library soon! Many thanks to the best patrons in the universe for all of your kindness and support!