On Sept. 15, the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission voted to approve a $300,000, three-year Community Access Capital grant for Multnomah County Library to begin creating a makerspace. The Library Foundation has committed to raise additional funding to make this makerspace possible for the Rockwood community.
In honor of its 150th anniversary, Multnomah County Library will host a free outdoor community celebration at Central Library on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will feature music, dance, tours and library programs for people of all ages.
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.
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’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.
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.