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Library Closed Independence Day Weekend


“Fireworks” by cotinis at Flickr.com, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0.

West Slope Community Library will be closed for three days for Independence Day weekend: Friday, July 3; Saturday, July 4; and Sunday, July 5.

The library will re-open for regular hours on Monday, July 6.

Library materials are never due on closed days, but you can always return your items to the outside bookdrop when the library is closed.

Wifi will be available outside the building while the library is closed, and ebooks are always available online 24/7 through 3M Cloud Library.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Library Advisory Board Opening

Patron at bookshelfThe West Slope Community Library Advisory Board has an open position and is seeking applicants. Public participation is important, and individuals interested in participating in West Slope Library’s development are welcome to apply.

The Advisory Board is comprised of five registered users of West Slope Community Library. Board members are appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. All members represent the geographical area around West Slope Community Library (Raleigh Hills and West Slope).

Meetings: 6 times a year, the third Thursday of the month
Term: 3 years
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month
Closing date: Until filled

Purpose and Duties
Duties of the WSCL Advisory Board include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the West Slope Community Library Manager and WCCLS Manager in preparing a plan with goals, objectives, priorities, performance measures, and evaluation procedures regarding library operations, programs, and budgets, and to participate in the drafting and continual review of the plan.
  • Review the Library’s mission and recommend Library and Board goals on an annual basis.
  • Recommend programs and services the Library should provide to address the needs of the community.
  • Learn about the library and its services in order to serve as a conduit to the community.

Board members should have an understanding of and support for the basic tenets of public library service, including the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement.

To Apply
If interested, please apply online or come into the library to pick up an application. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Washington County posts all board and commission vacancies online.

Author Event: Ursula K. Le Guin

LOS ANGELES - DEC 15: Ursula Le Guin at home in Portland, Oregon, - California December 15 2005. (Photo by Dan Tuffs/Getty Images)

To kick off Adult Summer Reading this year, West Slope Library and Garden Home Library will be co-hosting award-winning sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin at the Garden Home Community Center at 2:30pm on Saturday, June 13. Tickets are required but can be picked up for free at West Slope Library on a first-come, first-served basis (limit 2 per person). This is an exciting opportunity to hear a literary legend talk about her work, so claim your tickets before they’re gone!

Please contact the library with any questions.

Summer Reading 2015

Prereaders Summer Reading 2015 web logo - HeroIt’s time for Summer Reading 2015!

Our programs for kids, pre-readers, teens, and adults begin June 1 and run through August. We’ll have tons of fun events and prizes for readers.

Adults can register online or in the library to get book recommendations and enter prize drawings. West Slope Library will also be giving away other prizes to those who register at our location. For more information, visit WCCLS Summer Reading or contact us.

Now check out some books, get reading, and have fun!

Library Closed on Memorial Day

West Slope Community LibraryWest Slope Community Library will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

You can always return materials to the outside drop when the library is closed.

And don’t forget that ebooks are available 24/7 from 3M Cloud Library!

If you are looking for other libraries’ holiday hours, WCCLS has a list of libraries that will be closed.

If you have any questions, please contact us.