Friends book sale: November 6-7

Friends book saleThe Friends of Tualatin Library Fall Used Book Sale will be Friday, November 6, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. This sale will feature a huge selection of media items — music CDs, DVDs, and even VHS tapes for those who still have a VHS player around the house. There will be a bigger-than-usual section of non-fiction books including cookbooks, holiday books for adults and children, and even puzzles and games. Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $1 range, except for some especially nice books in the “Quality Books at Great Prices” section with prices as marked, most from $2-$5.

There is always a line when the sale opens on Friday, so arrive early for the best selection. If you a like a bargain though, all regularly priced books will be $2 for a bag (bag is provided) during the last hour of the sale on Saturday from 3-4:00. Media and special priced books will be 50% off during this last hour of the sale.

Credit cards are now being accepted for payment, as well as cash and checks, so there is no reason you can’t pick up books for gifts or to add to your own collection.

We can always use volunteers to help with the sale. Please contact Allison Austin at or leave your name and phone number at the Library Help Desk if you are interested.

Vote “Yes” for libraries

Vote "Yes" for librariesA levy which will replace the existing library levy, Measure 34-235, is on the Washington County ballot on November 3. This levy replacement is crucial for maintaining our current high quality services. The rate is 5 cents higher than the last levy – the first increase since 2006. It replaces a 5-year levy expiring June 2016, which provides one-fourth of Tualatin Public Library funding. We need it to pass, and your vote is very important.

For more information about the levy:

Yes for Libraries!

Tualatin honors Friends of the Library

National-Friends-of-the-Library-Week-logoThe Tualatin City Council passed a proclamation at its October 12th meeting declaring the week of 10/18 to 10/24 to be National Friends of the Library Week in the City of Tualatin.

The Council’s proclamation recognizes that our organization has provided more than $125,000 to the library in the past ten years and that our members have served thousands of volunteer hours in the library. It states that the “Friends’ gift of their time and commitment to the Library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community.”

We invite you to read the full text of the proclamation.