Friends support ESL tutoring

English as a second languageThe Friends have donated funding to the library to support an English as a second language tutoring program. The money goes toward textbooks and workbooks to help people improve their English skills with trained volunteers in a one-on-one tutoring environment.

If you’re interested in this program, please call the library at 503-691-3072. An appointment is required, but various days and times are available.

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Friends sponsor Symphony Storytime

Symphony StorytimeWe invite you to meet members of the Oregon Symphony at the Tualatin Library Symphony Storytime every Wednesday in February. This series of interactive storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers is supported each year by Friends of the Tualatin Library.

Each one-hour storytime features one of the four families of musical instruments: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and an Oregon Symphony musician. Musicians play short selections, talk a little about their instrument and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can try out each instrument!

Symphony Storytime will be held in the Tualatin Library Community Room on Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, and Feb 25. It runs from 11 am to noon.

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Support the Friends with Fred Meyer rewards

Fred Meyer Community RewardsYou can help Friends of the Tualatin Library earn donations by shopping at your local Fred Meyer store. Fred Meyer is donating money to nonprofits based on customers who link their rewards card to their favorite nonprofit. This does not affect your personal rewards points; both accounts earn points. It’s a win-win for you and for the library.

If you already have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card:
1. Visit
2. Click on “Link your rewards now.”
3. Sign into your Fred Meyer member account.
4. Once you see the “Community Rewards Program” screen, type Friends of the Tualatin Public Library or our organization number, 80390, in the box, then click on the “search” button.
5. When “Friends of the Tualatin Public Library” shows up, click on the circle to link your card with our program, then click on the “save” button.

If you need to get a Fred Meyer Rewards Card:
1. Visit
2. Click on “Link your rewards now.”
3. Once you see the “Sign-in” screen, locate and click on the “Get started. Sign up today” text located at the bottom of the right-side column.
4. Complete the application process.
5. Activate your membership by clicking on the email sent by Fred Meyer.
6. Now, follow the steps for those who have a rewards card.

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Friends launch new website

logo blue and green Friends of Tualatin Library launched a new website this week. The website includes lots of information about the ways we support the Tualatin Public Library, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, and tips for making book and media donations for our book sales. The blog-style format makes it easy to update with news stories and to link them to our Facebook page. Visitors to our website are invited to sign up to receive emails when we post news stories to the website. Simply enter your email address in the “subscribe to our blog” box in the right sidebar. You don’t need to be a member to receive these announcements.

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Friends contribute to storytelling festival

Storytelling festivalThe Friends of the Tualatin Library contributed $600 to the 11th annual WCCLS Art of the Story Storytelling Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for April 11 – 18, 2015. All events are free and designed for adults and kids ages 6+. The week-long festival features national, regional, and local professional storytellers. Events will be held at various libraries in the WCCLS system, including Tualatin. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

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