Library Closed for In-Service

West Slope Community LibraryThe library will be closed on Friday, May 15, 2015 for a staff in-service.

You can still return your books and other library materials to the outside drop during that time.

The library will resume regular hours on Saturday, May 17.

Thank you for your understanding, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Library Software Upgrade: April 26-28

Washington County Cooperative Library Services will be upgrading its system software Sunday, April 26 – Tuesday, April 28.

During this time, the catalog will be offline.

No items will be due Sunday, April 26, Monday, April 27, or Tuesday, April 28.

In order to check out materials at the library, your library card will be required. We will not be able to look up your account any other way.

To learn more about what will and will not be available during the system upgrade, visit

For real time updates about our offline/online status that week, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Storytelling: Brody Theater

Brody TheaterFounded over 19 years ago, Brody Theater is Portland’s longest running improv theater and has become a world renowned comedy and storytelling theater company.

On Monday, April 13 at 6:30pm, Brody Theater will be engaging an audience of all ages with a series of improvised vignettes that explore the who, what, when, where, and why. Their stories will have you laughing and thinking all at once. The event will be hosted in the Raleigh Park Elementary auditorium (behind the library).

No registration is required, the event is free, and all ages are welcome.

This storytelling event is part of the annual Art of the Story storytelling festival taking place at libraries and other venues throughout Washington County in April. For further dates, times, and locations, see the online schedule.

Questions? Please contact us.

Make and Play Games on TableTop Day

TableTop DayWest Slope Library is participating in the 3rd annual TableTop Day on Saturday, April 11.

Drop in any time that day to play board games with friends, family, and neighbors.

Join us from 12:30pm to 2:30 for Make & Play, a fun game design workshop for all ages. Participants will be given a brief introduction to game design and a handful of game pieces and then encouraged to create an original game from scratch. Once you have finished, you can share and teach your games, and whatever game components were used to create the game will be yours to keep. Everyone will be able to take home an original game of their own making!

If you catch the gaming bug, you can even check out a game to take home for the week. View the library’s entire game collection on BoardGameGeek, and view the list of games available for check out in the WCCLS catalog.

Participants will also be able to enter a drawing for a board game giveaway.

Questions? Contact us!

Tulip Sale

Tulip SaleStart your spring with fresh-cut flowers.

The Friends of West Slope Community Library will be hosting their annual tulip sale to raise funds for the library.

Wooden shoe tulips will be sold 10 for $5.

Volunteers will be selling the bunches in front of the library Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4.

The Friends are also selling high-quality canvas book bags for $10 each. These bags are available while supplies last!