Summer reading kickoff: June 1st

Summer readingOn your mark, get set…READ! Sports is the theme of the Tualatin Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. This year the Friends donated $10,950 to fund the program.

The kickoff for Summer Reading is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st. The library is hosting four programs that day:

  • Mo Phillips. At 11 am, Mo’s style of rock ‘n roll, blues and soul with just a smidge of country will have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers. Located at the Library Hearth.
  • Teen Free Donut and Book Day. From 4 pm – 6 pm, teens (Grades 6-12) can sign up for summer reading and get a free donut and a free book in the Library Teen Room.
  • Adam the Great Magician. At 6 pm, magician extraordinaire Adam the Great returns with his amazing tricks for all ages. He’ll be traveling all over the library.
  • Joe Baker and the Kitchen Men. At 7 pm, Joe Baker and The Kitchen Men perform hot jazz, hillbilly and rhythm & blues in the Library Hearth Area.

Come on out and join the fun.

Friends of Tualatin Library book sale: two more days

Joshua No, that’s not Harry Potter. It’s Joshua, a shopper at the Friends of Tualatin Library book sale. Joshua found some excellent bargains in our anime section — both books and DVDs.

There are still a lot of bargains left and two more shopping days. On Saturday May 14, we’re open 10 am to 4 pm. Our Sunday sale hours are 1 pm to 4 pm. On Sunday regularly priced books will be $2 for a bag (bag is provided) and media and special priced items will be 50% off.

Hope to see you there.

Friends book sale: May 13-15

Friends book saleA huge inventory of used books and an extra Sunday sale day will give shoppers the chance to pick up loads of books and media materials for the summer at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale in May.

We will hold our semi-annual Used Book Sale on Friday, May 13 from 3—6:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and now on Sunday, May 15 from 1—4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. During Sunday sale hours, regularly priced books will be $2 for a bag (bag is provided) and media and special priced items will be 50% off. The best selection will be available on Friday afternoon and bargain prices on Sunday.

The huge inventory of items for this sale includes:

  • Fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children
  • Lots of audiobooks for road trips and commuters
  • DVDs (fiction, non-fiction, TV series)
  • A large number of children’s picture books
  • Juvenile books for children 6-12 years of age; and young adult books including graphic novels and manga in the “Bargain Tent”
  • Tons of paperback science fiction

Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $1 range, but there will be a good selection of especially nice books and DVDs with prices as marked from $2-5. Just a reminder that 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, especially since we are expanding our hours to Sunday. Please contact Allison Austin at allison4packers@gmail.com at or leave your name and phone number at the Library Help Desk if you are interested.

Dia de los Ninos / Day of the Children

Angel OcasioThe Tualatin Library will celebrate Dia de los Ninos on Saturday, May 7th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. This year Angel Ocasio will entertain with his unique style of bilingual physical comedy, magic, and juggling. There will also be crafts and refreshments, and each child will receive a free book.

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) is an annual celebration of childhood and literacy. The Friends donated $1,000 for this event.