Library News and Events
By Dawn Anderson
Be Creative at Your Library This Summer!
Creativity is the theme of the library’s annual Summer Reading Program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children & teenagers. At the Cedar Mill Library, sign-up begins Monday, June 1; at Bethany, children can start reading anytime, and sign-up will be available after the move to the new location.
Every reader and pre-reader who participates will be able to earn some great prizes, including a free paperback book! The Cedar Mill library display cases in June and July will showcase the prizes available to Summer Reading participants.
In addition, during the summer, both libraries are hosting performances by magicians, musicians and other creative performers. All programs are free of charge. Starting June 1, stop by the library or visit www.cedarmill.org/library for a schedule. For more information call Cedar Mill (503) 644-0043 ext. 112 or Bethany (503) 617-7323..
Library2Go’s New Features
Library2Go is an online service that lets you download audiobooks and movies direct to your computer or other digital devices, by using your library card. And now, Library2Go has become even better! You asked for more control in how long you can check out an item. The new default lending period for Library2Go items is 7 days for both audio and video. However, you can choose a different check-out period if you like. For audiobooks: 7 days (default), 14 days; for WMV Video: 3 days, 7 days (default), 14 days.
You also asked to be able to rate titles in the Library2Go catalog, so now, you can. And other patrons will see them! Patron ratings range on a scale of 1-5 stars.
Visit the WCCLS website at tinyurl.com/3z5473 to download digital audiobook and video titles 24/7 to a PC at home, in the office or anywhere in the world. Transfer audio books to your MP3, (including Apple® devices), or burn onto CD for listening on-the-go.
Kindergarten Here I Come!
In this workshop for parents you will learn strategies for fostering your child’s school readiness, while focusing on the “whole” child. Leave with the simple tools and know-how for helping your child make a smooth transition into Kindergarten. Presented by Gina Smith, Kindergarten Teacher, Beaverton School District. Thursday, 6/18, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Cedar Mill Library. No registration required.