We’re taking a “donation vacation:” 7/25/22 to 9/1/22

Friends of Tualatin Library volunteers are taking a break from accepting book and media donations from July 25th to September 1st. If you’re going through your personal library and thinking about donating books to the Friends, we invite you to check out our guidelines for the types of materials we can accept. And please hang on to them until September.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to gratefully accept dollar donations at any time.

Friends support summer reading

The Friends are happy to announce our support of the Tualatin Public Library’s 2021 summer reading program. This year we’re contributing in three areas:

  1. Summer reading grand prizes — a LEGO treehouse kit and a gift certificate for a glassblowing class for two at the Live Love Glass studio.
  2. Prizes for the Tualatin’s Got Talent kids’ talent show on July 29th.
  3. Music programs — a concert by the Three for Silver trio on July 1st and a series of three concerts in August by the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival.

Check out the library’s calendar for a full list of fun summer reading activities.

Bags of books for Little Free Libraries

The Friends of the Tualatin Library have extra inventory of books and would like to support Little Free Libraries in our community.

We are offering up to two bags of books at no charge to host/owners of Little Free Libraries in Tualatin and Durham to stock their libraries.

The material is primarily fiction and a mix of adult and kids books.

The bags can be picked up at the Tualatin Library by appointment only during lobby hours (11 am-5 pm) beginning the week of March 22. Please call the library at 503-691-3074 to schedule a pick up.

Our annual meeting

Book sale volunteers needed

On Tuesday, the Friends held our annual meeting where we reviewed our business activities for last year and planned for this year. We’d like to share some of our accomplishments from last year with you.

  • The Friends resumed business operations while the library is closed by holding our Board and committee meetings via Zoom.
  • We suspended our online book sales in March, but due to some quick thinking and flexibility, our Amazon store was back open and selling in May. In fact, we sold 540 books and DVDs in 2020, which is not too far from our sales in previous years.
  • We launched Bag ‘O Books sales in the spring and fall, selling more than 160 total bags of books. This provided needed materials to the community and made progress on our mission of raising funds to support library programs.
  • We accepted donations of books from the community from August through November in coordination with library staff and based on Washington County safety guidelines. This kept material coming in for the Friends and supported those of you who might be doing some purging at home.
  • The Friends donated $500 to the library to support the Tween Reader program where local tweens can earn free books for reading aloud to a friend, family member, or family pet. For more information about this great program check out the Tween Readers page on the City’s website.

Big thanks to all who donated books, purchased bags of books, shopped our Amazon store, or joined the Friends.