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Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) has provided funding for public library operations for 39 years. Additionally, its central support and outreach programs link together city and community libraries. This measure replaces a five-year levy that will expire in June 2016. The expiring levy provides 1/3 of WCCLS funding. This replacement levy would run from July 2016 through June 2021.

What would Measure 34-235 do?

Public library operations:

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th for a staff in-service training. Thank you for your understanding.
Remember, you can still access many features of your Library account at www.wccls.org

Ollie the Onion

Find us at the annual Great Onion Festival at Archer Glen Elementary School from 9-4 p.m. We will have a guessing jar, coloring sheets, raffle prizes, and more!

vintage typewriter

Author Marie Buckley leads each group with a warm-up exercise and thematic writing session. No experience is necessary in order to participate, other than an enjoyment of writing and interacting with fellow writers. Bring writing tools and expect a lively, fun atmosphere with plenty of positive feedback. All workshops are from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Community Meeting Room.

Dates & themes are:

  • October 11, Trees 
  • October 25, Love, Death and Money 
  • November 8, The Jungle 
  • November 22, Fine Arts
  • December 6, Mystery Topic 
Read to Sasha the dog
Read to the Dogs

Brush up on your reading skills in a fun and non-judgmental environment while reading with a trained therapy dog for 20 minutes. Each participant gets a certificate and a photo with Sasha. Designed for independent readers. Reserve your spot by stopping by the front desk or by calling the library at 503-625-6688


Thinking of starting a small business? Join us for two sessions with Marilyn Scott of SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and succeed. The first session on October 14th will focus on starting a small business. The second session on October 28th will focus on the basics of marketing. 

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30PM &  Wednesday, October 28, 6:30PM in the Community Meeting Room. 

felted acorn craft

Unleash your inner crafter with a monthly craft series inspired by Pinterest.

Celebrate the coming of Fall by making felted acorns that you can turn into jewelry, decorations or more.

Thursday, October 15th 3:30pm. Ages 12 to adult.

Supplies provided. Registration required. 503 625-6688

A pile of Lego bricks

Looking for a STEM activity for your kiddo? Join us in the Community Room for all types of building materials including Lego and Duplo bricks that will help develop creative thinking, problem solving, and social skills. Attend this event and work with a mystery building material.