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Multnomah County Library’s 2014 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 13, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library. The program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use.
United States Senator Ron Wyden will be presented with the Oregon Library Association’s 2014 Intellectual Freedom Champion of the Year Award. Following that, Senator Wyden will host a roundtable discussion on the subject of net neutrality with members of the local technology start-up community and public library leaders. Members of the media are invited to attend.
Draper is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards and a New York Times bestselling author
Multnomah County Library now offers easy-to-use translation tools for the library website at www.multcolib.org. The site now features content available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese.
Multnomah County Library has made a new streaming media service available to patrons. Through the Hoopla platform, library cardholders can access 125,000 music albums, movies and television shows.
Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2014, the library’s 12th annual community reading project began today with the distribution of thousands of copies of My Beloved World by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to schools and libraries.
Multnomah County Library has joined the Oregon Library Passport Program, giving Multnomah County residents access to more than 100 libraries in Oregon.
Multnomah County Library has won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award for its new website, being recognized as best in class for the “government-to-citizen, local government” category.
“Portland’s Crown Jewel” stands for a century as a monument to free access for all.
New services offer easier browsing, downloads and more titles.
Last year, Multnomah County Library circulated 24.8 million items — only New York Public Library circulated more.
On Monday, July 1, at 9:45 am, elected officials, library leaders, supporters and patrons will take part in a public celebration at Portland’s Central Library to welcome the return of Monday service and restored hours at all Multnomah County libraries.
Multnomah County Library’s 2013 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 14, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library. The program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use.
Multnomah County Library has selected United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World” for its 12th annual community reading project, Everybody Reads 2014. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Sotomayor has become an American icon. In this autobiography, she details her journey from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
Multnomah County Library’s multcolib mobile app is now available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese. To download the app, visit multcolib.boopsie.com on your mobile device, or search the iTunes App Store or Android Market for “multcolib.”
Beginning July 1, the library will restore Monday service and restore open hours that were reduced in 2012 at all 19 libraries. In the new schedule, six libraries will be open Sunday mornings and all libraries will be open later in the evenings, Tuesdays through Saturdays. View the new schedule at: https://multcolib.org/new-hours.
Many titles can now be read online without downloading software
McCurtis among 50 US library professionals recognized in Library Journal’s 2013 awards
Multnomah County Library offers classes to educate holiday shoppers about how to select and use the e-reader that will best meet their needs.
Measure 26-143 was approved today by Multnomah County voters. The measure’s approval creates a permanent library district to fund library services and hours beginning in 2013.

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