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ARPA Proposal Approved

Last spring, Representative WInsvey Campos (Oregon House District 28) included our library’s project proposal in a request for American Rescue Plan Act funds to help revitalize our community. After moving through the process at the state and federal levels,  we are proud to announce that our proposal was recently approved! 

We have received $56,000 to establish our children’s library as a welcoming and vibrant destination for children and families! First on our list is to purchase new shelving that is purpose-built for use in libraries, along with some new furnishings. Additional spending on new technology, books and movies, and STEAM programming is also a part of the plan. As with everything right now, progress might take a bit longer than hoped. We will keep you updated as we move forward!

Many thanks to Representative Campos for selecting our project out of so many worthy options, and to our board of directors for supporting this next phase of our growth! And, as always, thank you to our community for your generosity and positivity. We could not do this without you!

Library Closure

The Aloha Community Library will be closed all day Monday, December 27th due to inclement weather. We will be open with limited hours, Tuesday, December 28th from 12-4 pm. Holds will be extended, and no items will be due. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Winter Clothing Free Store

The Aloha Community Library will continue to host a free store for adults in need of warm winter clothing through November 30 during open hours.

**All items have been donated, so we have a limited supply for our local neighbors. 

Hours (may change if we run out of clothing):
Monday-Wednesday 1-6pm
Thursday CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm

17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

Traveling by bus?
Take the TriMet 52 or 88 lines. Get off at Farmington & Kinnaman. The library is located a short walk down Kinnaman, in the mall between The Peppermill Lounge and US World Class Taekwondo.

COVID Precautions
Masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer use upon entry is required. Masks available, if needed.

Any questions? Call (503) 259-0185 or email us at

La Biblioteca de la Comunidad de Aloha continuará ser la anfitriona del evento de la tienda gratuita de ropa para adultos que necesiten ropa de invierno durante los horarios de la biblioteca hasta el martes 30 de noviembre inclusive.

**Todos los artículos han sido donados y las cantidades para nuestros vecinos son limitadas.

Horarios (pueden cambiar si se terminan la ropa):
Lunes, martes, y miércoles, 1-6pm
Jueves CERRADO por Acción de Gracias
Viernes y sábado, 10am-3pm

17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

¿Vendrá en transporte público?
Tome TriMet 52 o 88. Bajar en Farmington y Kinnaman. La biblioteca está así el lado de la calle Kinnaman, en la plaza comercial entre el restaurante The Peppermill Lounge y US World Class Taekwondo.

Precauciones de COVID:
Cubrebocas, distancia social, y desinfectante de manos al entrar será requerido (será proveído aquí). Tendremos cubrebocas si necesita. Posiblamente necesitará esperar en línea mientras participantes toman su turno.

¿Preguntas? Llámanos a (503) 259-0185 o envíenos un correo electrónico a

Join our Trick-or-Treat Trail!

Are you planning to visit our spooky Trick-or-Treat Trail on Saturday, October 30th? Yay! Our fantastic volunteers and library staff will be ready to help everyone have a great time! We’ll have a few party games, spinning of the treat wheel, and a photo booth! Costumes are encouraged but not required.

There are safety precautions everyone will need to follow in order to participate. Prepping your kiddos for what to expect will help everyone stay safe!

If anyone in your family is coughing, sneezing, has a headache, or other symptoms of illness, please do not visit the library at this time.

  • This is a walk-through event. Numbered stations will be positioned throughout the library, one family per station at a time. Staff will assist visitors to move through the stations in order and ensure physical distance is maintained.
  • Browsing the library is encouraged before starting or after completing the trail. Once you have started the trail, moving in and out of the queue will not be allowed.
  • Masks are required for all visitors ages 5 and older. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times in the library. Visitors who choose not to comply will be asked to leave.
  • Hand sanitizer is required for all visitors at the beginning of the trick or treat trail. Sanitizer will also be available at each station.
  • Time at each station will be limited in order to keep the line moving.
  • The trail will be open from 12pm-3pm. Please help us spread visitors out by not all coming at the beginning! Queuing safely distanced outside to wait for your turn may be necessary.

Join Our Virtual Costume Parade! All day Saturday, send a photo of your costumed kiddos (human and/or pets) to Photos will be posted to our Facebook page to form our virtual costume parade. Just add your own spooky parade soundtrack, and voila! Parade!