Local partners advance efforts to reduce barriers to participation in a connected world

PORTLAND, Ore. — May 7, 2018 — On May 10, Multnomah County Library will join with the City of Portland and other partners for a Digital Inclusion Summit to share insights, identify knowledge gaps and to continue collaborative efforts to achieve digital equity.

One of the country’s best public libraries is debuting on the local music scene — Multnomah County Library is inviting submissions from local musicians for a new online streaming music collection.
Multnomah County Library (MCL) has finalized a contract with SirsiDynix to implement the company’s Symphony integrated library system (ILS). The ILS comprises the backbone of a library's technology environment, tying together transactions and data about patron checkouts and holds, ordering and cataloging new materials and it powers what patrons see on the library's website.
Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2018, the library’s 16th annual community reading project, begins today with the distribution of thousands of copies of Moshin Hamid’s Exit West.
Next February, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2018, the library’s 16th annual community reading project, with Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West.
Multnomah County Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 16, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library.
After conducting a national recruitment, Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke has named Terrilyn Chun as the library’s next deputy director. Chun, a 28-year Multnomah County Library staff member and Portland native, currently heads the division that coordinates public programs and outreach to older adults and vulnerable community members.
In the interest of public safety, Multnomah County Library must remove two stately American Elm trees in front of Central Library, at 801 SW 10th Ave. The City of Portland determined the trees to be “dying” and “dangerous” and ordered their removal after a winter weather event in January resulted in the failure of a primary limb on one of the trees.

PORTLAND, Ore. — July 28, 2016 — Next January, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2017, the library’s 15th annual community reading project, with Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 7, 2016 — Multnomah County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 17, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library.

What: Grand Opening for STEAM-focused addition to Rockwood Library

Who: United States Senator Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke, project partners, library patrons, community members.

When: 11 am, Saturday, April 2, 2016

Where: Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233

PORTLAND, Ore. — March 17, 2016 — Portland loves craft brewing, and now our library reflects that passion. Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents our culture, history and passion for beer in our community.

A Multnomah County Library card now delivers access to expanded electronic resources, including popular magazines, independent films and graphic novels.

PORTLAND, Ore. — September 15, 2015 — In January 2016, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2016, the library’s 14th annual community reading project, with Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans.

Library Writers Project seeks local authors’ submissions, will promote e-books and offer classes

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 10, 2015 — Multnomah County Library’s 2015 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 12, 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.

Inventory reduction underway to prepare for HVAC project

PORTLAND, Ore. — May 27, 2015 — Summer’s around the corner and Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore has a can’t-miss sale to stock up for the beach, hammock or nightstand. Beginning June 8, take advantage of huge discounts on already-low prices to help prepare for a temporary closure.

Everybody Reads 2015, Multnomah County Library’s 13th annual community reading project has begun with the distribution of thousands of copies of The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson.
Multnomah County Library has received the highest rating possible — five stars — in Library Journal’s 2014 Index of Public Library Service, which identifies the top U.S. libraries each year.
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.


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