Tualatin donates to Texas Disaster Relief Fund

Texas Library AssociationWe’re thrilled to report that the Friends of the Tualatin Library made a donation of $550 to the Texas Library Association’s Disaster Relief Fund for aid to libraries devastated by the flooding of Hurricane Harvey.

On September 1st we announced that proceeds from our book sales from 9/1/17 to 9/8/17 would go to Texas. The base cash donation from the Friends’ library sale shelves for the week was $275. That total is about $50 higher than is typical, so we’re sure patrons were adding extra and rounding up to help this effort. There were four very generous check donations in our cash box as well, bringing the total to $550.

Thanks a million to all who helped us get this effort off the ground quickly when the disaster was foremost in peoples’ minds. As we can only imagine, the road to recovery is now a long one and the Friends are happy to have made a contribution.

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Astronomy books for eclipse day

Eclipse day booksThe Friends are offering a nice assortment of astronomy-themed books, magazines, and videos to celebrate eclipse day on August 21st. You’ll find the books on the freestanding display near the entrance to the Tualatin Library.

The Tualatin Library has also scheduled activities for the day. They have a limited number of eclipse glasses to distribute starting at 9:15 am in the library’s lobby. They will also screen NASA’s livestream of the eclipse in the Community Room. For additional information about the library’s events, please check their website.

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