Beverly Cleary with a cat, small image of Ramona Quimby in corner

Multnomah County Library is saddened today by the loss of Beverly Cleary. She was not just a genius whose work influenced generations of children, she was also a tireless advocate for youth literacy and libraries. Using the Northeast Portland neighborhood of Grant Park as a setting in most of her work, Beverly created stories that were of particular importance to the children of Multnomah County. She wrote real characters that were smart, mischievous, crafty, and powerful that every child can relate to. She understood children in a singular way that showed her respect for the child in all of us. 

As a young woman she worked briefly as an intern at Central Library and later went on to become a youth librarian. Later she was inspired to create the world of her most famous character, Ramona Quimby, and others, which is now memorialized in a map of landmarks at Hollywood Library. Beverly Cleary was generous in her financial support of Multnomah County Library and the Children’s Library at Central Library is named in her honor. Through The Library Foundation, she kept a strong connection to Multnomah County Library over the years and still considered MCL her library. 

For all of us at the library, she wrote about children that we might have been or known when we were young or that could be our children, playing through the backyards and neighborhoods that we love. We will be forever grateful to Beverly Cleary for all she has given to our library system, our community and children everywhere. 

. . . and Ramona Quimby, for showing us that life is so interesting she had to find out what happened next. 

Distance learning can be challenging.  If you are looking for help with schooling, here are some free tutoring resources  to consider.

Who is eligible :  K-college students
Registration required : yes for some features, no for live help
Who are the tutors :  college and graduate students, teachers, working professionals
Which languages is tutoring available in : English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Other information : 
available with a library card
live tutoring 2-10 pm daily
essay help
suggested websites
learning videos

Virtual K-12 Tutoring / Tutoría Virtual

Wednesdays, 3-5 pm until June 16, 2021.
Who is eligible : K-12 students who need support in math, science, social studies and/or language arts. 
Registration required : yes. We recommend registering at least two days ahead of time so we can pair you with a tutor who specializes in the subject area. We also welcome drop ins 4-5 pm.
Who are the tutors : Multnomah County Library volunteers
Which languages is tutoring available in : English and Spanish

Learn to Be

Who is eligible : K-12 students with a focus on underserved students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school and college students, adults
Which languages is tutoring available in : English

Interns for Good

Who is eligible : Elementary and middle school students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English


Who is eligible : K-12 students in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Northern California
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : Oregon high school students 
Which languages is tutoring available in : English (but includes language learning tutoring for other languages)
Other : they also offer peer support

Teens Tutor Teens

Who is eligible : Teens 13-18
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English
Other Teens Tutor Teens information :
group tutoring
test prep tutoring
on-demand videos
essay editing

If you are looking for extra academic support instead of live tutoring, consider these free resources:

Learning Resource Express Library has academic support resources for upper elementary school through high school. Available with your Multnomah County Library card.

Khan Academy has free video-based lessons and practice for K-12 students.

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2021年5月17日是提交联邦和州府报税表的截止日期。虽然COVID-19 新冠病毒疫情大流行使亲临现场获得报税帮助变得很困难,但是您仍然可以通过以下方式获得准备报税方面的帮助和支持。


  • 下载, 打印报税表和说明书, 您可以通过 IRS (美国国家税务局), 和Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 的网页获取报税表和说明书。 如果您在家无法打印报税表,
  • 邮寄报税表给您。如果您想通过邮件接收联邦报税表,请按照IRS (美国国家税务局) 网站的说明进行操作,或致电 800.829.3676。如果您想通过邮件接收俄勒冈州的报税表,请在网上填写订购表或致电 503.378.4988 或 800.356.4222 (免费电话)。
  • 在图书馆领取一些联邦报税表。图书馆提供有限数量的联邦报税表; 要查找您附近的图书馆是否有提供联邦报税表,请致电 503.988.5123 或 发送电子邮件给我们。
  • Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 不再向图书馆发送州府报税表和说明书,因此我们没有任何俄勒冈州的报税表。 但是我们可以帮助打印您需要的报税表。 请与我们联系或可询问任何一间图书馆。


  • IRS (美国国家税务局) 认证的志愿工作人员可以辅助您报税. 两个地点是 Lloyd Center 或 Beaverton Community Center。 请致电503.966.7942查看您是否符合资格并预约服务。 我们提供语言翻译服务,您可以在网上找到更多资讯和申请表格。 本服务由 Metropolitan Family Service 和 CASH Oregon 提供,是 IRS 志工所得税申报服务 (VITA) 的一部分。
  • CASH Oregon (俄勒冈创造财富与希望)可以协助 Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (个人纳税识别号)的申请以及续约请致电 503.874.6075 了解更多讯息。
  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (美国退休人员基金会税务辅助) 目前提供网上报税辅助。他们有很多自助报税的税务资讯,您也可以发送电子邮件向他们询问有关联邦所得税的问题
  • 如果您是自雇司机,“自雇路程税务表”可以帮助您了解如何申报自雇税款、如何计算您的驾驶收入,如何列出扣税款项、以及如何缴纳估计税款。
  • 从 IRS 美国国家税务局获得网上辅助或致电800.829.1040。
  • 从Oregon Department of Revenue 俄勒冈州税务局获得网上辅助或致电800.356.4222。
  • 获取有关波特兰艺术教育和所得税的更多信息, 请登录 波特兰税务网站,或致电503.823.5157。



  • CASH Oregon (俄勒冈创造财富与希望)列出了上网报税的选项,如果您符合某些条件的话,这些选项是免费的。
  • IRS Free File 使您可以免费在网上准备和提交联邦所得税。

Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 列出了经过认可的报税软件,如果您符合资格的话,这些报税软件是免费的。


Genealogists will often go pretty far out of their way to track down obituaries and funeral notices.  And with good reason!  An average, non-fancy funeral notice often reveals the names of family members, the place of burial or interment, the deceased’s home address, and other details crucial to family history research.  But they can be a challenge to find.

Despite their names, Portland's two long-running daily newspapers the Oregon Journal (published 1902-1982) and the Oregonian (published 1861-present) were/are local papers focusing on readers in the Portland area.  So for the most part, these newspapers did not publish obituaries for people who lived in other parts of our very large state.

Whose obituaries can you expect to find in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian?

The vast majority of the funeral notices, death notices, and obituaries in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian are for people who lived in the Portland area or had some deep Portland connections.  They are usually very, very short!  Sam Nudelman’s funeral notice (at right), from the August 17, 1944 Oregonian, is a good example.  It is brief and to-the-point, listing only Mr. Nudelman's date of death, his address, a short list of his surviving relatives, and information about his funeral services and place of burial.

Sometimes the deaths of prominent figures in Oregon politics, business, or social life were written up in the Journal or the Oregonian, even if they were from Burns or Salem or Joseph.  A person’s statewide fame might make their obituary of local interest despite the fact that they lived and died far away from the Rose City.  

However, these notices often have the feel of straight news, rather than obituary.  For example, the day after former Oregon senator and long-time Eugenian Wayne Morse died in 1974,  the Oregonian ran a full-page-width headline at the very tippy-top of page one (at left).  

In the early years of the 20th century and before, obituaries for Oregon “pioneers” (that is, European-American settlers who travelled west to the Oregon country in the mid-19th century or thereabouts) were a regular feature in the Oregonian.  And the editors regularly featured obituaries for pioneers who lived and died in other parts of Oregon.  An example (at right) is the brief obituary for Mrs. Mary Goodman, of Eugene, from the January 2, 1909 Oregonian.

Are you ready to start searching for an obituary or death notice in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian?

If you think your ancestor's obituary or death/funeral notice is likely to be in the Oregonian, you can get started by searching for their name in the library's Historical Oregonian (1861-1987).  To look for obituaries in the Journal, search for your ancestro's name in Oregon Journal (1902-1982). (To use these resources from outside the library, you'll need to log in with your library card number and password.)

If these newspaper archive resources are new to you, we can help. Get in touch with a librarian for personalized help with your research! And remember, if you don't find an obituary, death notice, or funeral notice that you think really ought to have been in the Oregonian or the Oregon Journal, librarians can always help you think of other ways to search.

When should you look somewhere other than the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian?

Are you looking for an obituary for a Portland resident, but can’t find it in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian? Portland has had many other daily and weekly newspapers that ran obituaries over the years. Central Library has long archives of many of these papers for your researching pleasure! If you want to begin your research on your own, take a look at Research with historical Portland newspapers, beyond the Oregonian. If you’d like a hand getting started, ask the librarian on duty in Central Library’s Periodicals room (on the second floor), or contact us to get personalized help from a librarian by phone or email.

If you've done all that great newspaper research but you're not finding an obituary for a Portland ancestor, you might want to try another tack. Take a look at my post Can't find that Portland obituary? Try the Ledger Index instead -- it talks about using an early and surprisingly detailed death index to learn details about a deceased person when there isn't an obituary available.

Did the person you’re researching reside in St. Johns or Gresham? Try looking for a funeral notice or obituary in their local paper. The St. Johns Review had really lovely, robust obituaries in its early years, and most issues of the Review from 1904-1922 and 2015-2016 are fully searchable in the University of Oregon Libraries’ wonderful Historic Oregon Newspapers database. Multnomah County's own Gresham Library has an archive of the Gresham Outlook going back to 1911; librarians there can help you search, or you can get help from a librarian by phone, chat or email.

If the deceased person you’re looking for lived outside the Portland area (even if they died in Portland or in Multnomah County), look for an obituary or death notice in their hometown paper

If you’re not sure what the name of that newspaper was, or even if there was a newspaper in print at the time, the next step is to ask the public library in the town where the deceased person resided. Oregon public libraries of all sizes are listed in the Oregon Library Directory. If you need to find a public library in a town outside Oregon, ask us for help the next time you’re at the library, or ask a librarian by phone, chat or email!


Do you want to learn more about family history research with obituaries? My colleague Kate S. walks you through some of the basics in her post on Obituaries 101.

Or, call or email a librarian to get personalized help with your obituaries-related questions. If you’d rather have face-to-face help, ask the librarian on duty the next time you visit the library.  We're always happy to help!


Portland City Archives: A2001-004.94 : 219 N Cherry St

Nearly every house history researcher wants to see old photographs or drawings of their house.  Who wouldn't, right?  Unfortunately for Portland-area house history buffs, this can be one of the hardest bits of house history ephemera to track down!  But don't despair; there are surviving photographs of some houses and it is possible (sometimes) to find them. 

The challenge is that there has never been a comprehensive house-portrait project in Portland -- or any other city or town in our area -- so there is no treasure trove of photos of local homes that you can dig through.  You might wonder, if there's no big archive of house pictures, where should you start?  There are a few possibilities:

First, ask your neighbors or the people in your neighborhood association.  People who live on your street may have their own old photographs of family events, parties, or other occasions which include your house in the background.  And a bonus -- when you find that long-time resident and photo-saver, they may share stories about past residents of your house or other interesting neighborhood lore!

Houses sometimes appear in the background of photographs taken to record activity on the street.  The city of Portland has a lot of photographs of infrastructure and maintenance work they've done over the years. 

Many of these images are carefully preserved in the Portland City Archives collection. These images usually show city workers doing something in the neighborhood (such as repairing the sewer like in the photo at left) or were taken in connection with city planning work, like a street scene before the installation of a new traffic light.  You can search for records (including photographs) using the Archives' catalog, Efiles, and some have been published on the archives's Vintage Portland blog -- see below for more about that! But, most photographs in the collection aren't available online.  To look at original photographs in person, you'll need to visit the Archives reading room downtown (1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 550; 503.865.4100).  

The Oregon Historical Society library is another treasure trove for house history researchers.  Their collection includes more than 2.5 million photographs and negatives of people, communities, commerce, and life in the Pacific Northwest -- the photograph collection doesn't have a section devoted to house portraits, but you may find photographs of your street, or photographs indexed under the name of a former owner of the house.  Some of the library's photographs have been digitized and can be viewed in the library's catalog, but most are available only by visiting in person (1200 SW Park Ave.; 503.222.1741).  

NOTE: As of March 2021, the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland City Archives are both closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Contact them to see what services they can offer remotely.

Another potential source for house portraits and street scenes is the Vintage Portland blog, run by the Portland City Archives.  Every weekday the site features a different historical photograph (or sometimes a map or drawing) of Portland.  The posts are sorted into categories for neighborhoods, street names, time periods, and topics.  For example, if you are curious about the development of your neighborhood as well as the history of your house, you might want to look at the blog's many aerial photographs; or you might try looking at a neighborhood street like Foster Rd., Powell Blvd., or 82nd Ave.

If the house you're researching happens to be in the Albina district, you may find a photograph of it in The History of Albina, by Roy E. Roos.  The book begins with a brief a history of the district (and former city), but it also includes brief architectural history for a selection of houses and other buildings that are representative of different eras in Albina's development.  Many of the brief house histories are illustrated with contemporary photographs or have no pictures, but some have historic photographs or drawings.

Have fun hunting for a historic photo of your house!


  Questions? Ask the Librarian.

*Si tú o alguien que conoces está en crisis, por favor llama al Centro de llamadas de salud mental del Condado de Multnomah al 503-988-4888. Número gratuito: 800-716-9769. Marcar para personas con problemas de audición: 711.*
*Si hay peligro inmediato, llama al 911.* 

Estamos alegres de que encontraste esta página.

Tú importas. Tu salud mental importa. Todes necesitan ayuda a veces. Hay recursos para adolescentes para apoyar nuestra salud mental.

Explora algunas actividades para aliviar el estrés que puedes hacer en tu casa ahora. Baja la página para ver más recursos abajo.

¿A quién tienes en tu vida con quién puedes hablar? ¿Un padre o adulto favorito? ¿Tus amigos? ¿Algún profesional de la salud mental? Habla con alguien: Cómo hablar de los problemas de salud mental

Actividades para intentar en casa

Respira para reducir la ansiedad

Si tienes 2 minutos:

  • Respira profundamente o estírate
  • Fantasea o haz garabatos
  • Mira a una foto de un ser querido
  • Dile a alguien que quieres hablar más tarde
  • Disfruta un chicle de menta
  • Masajea tu cabeza o tus manos
  • Piensa en tres cosas que agradeces
  • Reconoce uno de tus logros. Puedes celebrar que ganaste un videojuego, una buena nota o que te levantaste de la cama. Celebra tus éxitos ya sea grandes o pequeños


Si tienes 5 minutos:

  • Escucha música y canta en voz alta
  • Escribe tus sueños y metas
  • Corre, salta un poco, o sube y baja las escaleras
  • Está bien llorar y reír
  • Felicita a alguien por una de sus fortalezas o cualidades
  • Juega con tu mascota
  • Limpia una parte de tu cuarto
  • Disfruta un bocadillo y  una bebida que te gusta


Si tienes 10 minutos:

  • Escribe en un diario
  • Llama a un amigo que no has visto en un tiempo
  • Navega por la red en busca de frases inspiradoras
  • Da un paseo enérgico o baila al ritmo de la música que te gusta
  • Encuentra algunas cosas para añadir a tu cuarto o escritorio que te hagan sonreír: fotos, frases inspiradoras o divertidas, o un recuerdo de un evento significativo
  • Encuentra un lugar tranquilo para meditar
  • Tómate tiempo en silencio. Reflexiona sobre lo que necesitas de las personas en tu vida. Piensa cómo puedes pedir ayuda.


Si tienes 30 minutos:

  • Encuentra un tema de escritura en línea, o elige un libro al azar, escribe la primera línea y escribe tu propia historia a partir de ahí
  • Juega un juego con alguien en tu casa o en línea
  • Cocina, hornea o haz manualidades
  • Haz ejercicios o el yoga
  • Toma un baño caliente
  • Trabaja en un proyecto en el que hace tiempo que no trabajas 


Recursos en línea en español

Familias en Acción: Salud mental - Recursos comunitarios de Latinx: Una lista de servicios disponibles en el Condado de Multnomah y Oregon.

Organización Mundial de la Salud - #SanosEnCasa – Salud mental: “Son muchas las cosas que podemos hacer para cuidar nuestra salud mental y ayudar a otras personas que pueden necesitar más apoyo y atención. Confiamos en que los siguientes consejos y recomendaciones le resulten útiles.”

El Condado de Multnomah - El Programa de Salud Mental Escolar: “Brinda servicios de salud mental a niños y adolescentes en las escuelas de todo el condado de Multnomah.”

Q Chat Space: “Ofrece grupos de conversación en línea para adolescentes LGBTQ+ entre 13 y 19 años. Encuentra y ofrece apoyo, diviértete, conéctate alrededor de intereses compartidos y consigue buena información.”

MedlinePlus - Salud mental del adolescente: “Ser adolescente es difícil. Te sentirás estresado por tratar de ser agradable, desempeñarte bien en la escuela, llevarte bien con la familia y tomar decisiones importantes. La mayoría de estas presiones son inevitables y preocuparte por ellas es normal. Sin embargo, sentirte muy triste, desesperanzado o sin valor alguno puede ser un signo de advertencia de un problema de salud mental.”

Child Mind Institute - Recursos en español: “Como padres, queremos poder ayudar a nuestros hijos cuando se enfrentan a emociones o comportamientos desafiantes. Obtener información confiable y clara es el primer paso para poder ayudarlos. Lea nuestros recursos en español sobre temas en salud mental, desafíos del aprendizaje y tipos de tratamientos para apoyar a sus hijos.”

Child Mind Institute - Señales de depresión durante la crisis del coronavirus: “Los niños que parecen estar atrapados en un estado de ánimo negativo podrían necesitar ayuda para recuperarse.”

Mental Health America - Otros recursos: “Para referencias a centros en tu comunidad y profesionales de salud mental que ofrecen servicios en español, contacte a las siguientes organizaciones. Algunas también ofrecen información y publicaciones sobre distintos temas de salud mental.”

National Institute of Mental Health - Ayuda para la salud mental: “Usa estos recursos para encontrar ayuda para ti mismo, un amigo o un familiar.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness - La salud mental en la comunidad latina: “Los latinos tienen la misma incidencia en las condiciones de salud mental cuando son comparados al resto de la población. Sin embargo, las inquietudes, experiencias y manera de entenderlas y tratarlas pueden ser diferentes.”

MayoClinic - Suicidio: qué hacer si alguien tiene tendencias suicidas: “Es posible que no sepas qué hacer si alguien que conoces parece tener tendencias suicidas. Aprende a detectar las señales de alerta, qué preguntas hacer y cómo buscar ayuda.”

La Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio - Ayuda en español: “Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español.”

Recursos en línea en inglés

Oregon YouthLine  + Lines for Life website

Oregon Warmline

Multnomah County Library - Mental Health and Self-Care for Teens

Multnomah County Library - Talking with teens about mental health

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib (Ebooks)

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib Teens (Physical books)

Multnomah County Library - How parents and caregivers can support teens

Coping resources for teens in electronic format from Multcolib My Librarian Ruth

National Association on Mental Illness Teen Portal

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective Toolkit

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

CDC - LGBTQ Youth Resources

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program

Mental Health First Aid: Resources 

Gracias por leer. Esperamos que hayas encontrado algo que puedas usar. Si necesitas más ayuda:

Two women and a young girl blow bubbles outside in a field

“I routinely prescribe nature to children and families.  Nature has the power to heal."  

-Dr. Nooshin Razani, pediatrician, presenter of the TED Talk "Presribing Nature for Health"

Research suggests that taking a walk, visiting a park, or getting out in nature can relieve stress, encourage social bonds, and support physical activity.  Less stress means less depression, anxiety, and isolation...not just for kids, but for adults, too!  

Portland Parks and Recreation offers plenty of opportunities for adventure!  Search for your next destination through the Find a Park feature, and be sure to check out their list of Inclusive Playgrounds, which is growing!  Gresham also offers an array of parks and trails to explore. Troutdale, with its proximity to the Sandy and Columbia rivers, offers plenty of fun options as well, and Fairview is home to many others, including our favorite, Salish Pond Wetlands Park.

Wait, there’s more! Metro Parks and Natural Areas offer 17,000 acres of outdoor exploration!  Try out the Interactive Park Finder, and while you’re there, check out their Parks and Nature News section for the latest on the ways our community enjoys nature.  

We love keeping up with Metro’s Our Big Backyard magazine and exploring back issues for beautiful photographs. The latest (Fall 2020) issue features two articles written by members of our community.  

While you're outside, you can take advantage of the learning opportunities it offers.  Portland Parks has created an at-home nature activities page, with links to videos and other activities that tap into kids’ sense of curiosity.  You can find a Flower Scavenger Hunt, a Birds of Portland guide, and a map of Tree Museums that are open for viewing right in your neighborhood.  

There’s so much to see and do out there, so take Dr. Razani’s prescription and get outside!   Even just a little bit can do wonders for your health - mental, physical, emotional, and overall!

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

a blank Oregon marraige certificate
So by now it’s old news: same-sex couples in Oregon have the right to marry on equal footing with opposite-sex couples.  

Deciding whether or not to marry can be a very personal and emotional matter.  And planning a wedding, goodness knows, has myriad practical, interpersonal and emotional aspects. But deciding whether to marry and/or planning a wedding may also have legal implications.  For same-sex couples, the legal implications can be complex, unfamiliar or just plain unclear.  Never fear, though -- librarians are here to help!  Let’s pick apart some of the questions same-sex couples might face as they consider marriage:

Deciding if you want to marry

The opening up of marriage laws is an unequivocal joy for some couples who want to marry.  For other individuals and couples, the ability to marry legally raises both questions and concerns.

One great way to navigate this challenge is to learn more about your options.  And one option is: not getting married.  Unmarried Equality is a California-based civil rights organization which advocates for “equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who are single, choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage.”  Their website provides information about and support for a variety of ways to be unmarried, as well as some resources for and about people who consciously choose not to marry.

Actually getting married

Have you decided to marry?  In Oregon, the first technical step in getting married is to get a license, from the county in which you will wed.  The Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording & Taxation issues marriage licenses in Multnomah County, and their website lists all the requirements and fees for getting a marriage license -- and explains the steps you’ll follow once you have your license. The ACLU of Oregon also has a helpful FAQ about getting married in Oregon, which includes a directory of the marriage license offices for all 36 Oregon counties.

Once you have your license, you’ll need to find an officiant -- usually this is a religious leader or judge.  Your county clerk or registrar’s office may have a list of judges and other officials who can perform a marriage.

Next, have your ceremony!  

Miscellaneous practical matters

Marriage can change your tax status or have an effect on your estate planning, property ownership, child custody arrangements, and a whole host of other business-like issues.  Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions, by Frederick C. Hertzwit & Emily Doskow (both attorneys!) is chock full of practical information and advice about the many legal and practical issues that arise for same-sex couples who marry or register their relationships.  The book is extra new -- just updated in January 2014 -- and should have mostly up-to-date information (though Oregon marriage law changed in May, so remember to look to more current resources for specifics on Oregon same-sex marriage specifically).

If Making it Legal isn’t for you, check out one of these other books about LGBTQ couples and the law.


Dare I say it, you may also want to think about what will happen if your relationship doesn’t last until death do you part.  If this is an issue you want to consider, it might be helpful just to hear about other LGBTQ people’s experiences with divorce.  Kathryn Martini’s thoughtful column about her own divorce in the July 2013 issue of the local PQ Monthly is one place to start.

Making it Legal also talks about special issues in same-sex divorces -- as do several of the library’s other books on LGBTQ couples and the law.  Or, you might want to consult with an attorney to get advice about your own unique situation:

Getting expert legal help

Do you have other specific questions about marriage and its implications for your taxes, child custody, inheritance and the like?  If so, you may want to get personal legal advice.  Or perhaps you and your spouse have already married or entered into a formal domestic or civil partnership, and you have questions about your status.  I’m a librarian and not an attorney, so I can’t give legal advice.  But librarians are always happy to help you locate resources!  

Here are a couple of great places to start with your specific same-sex marriage legal questions:

The civil rights organization Lambda Legal has a legal help desk (call 1-866-542-8336) which “provides information and assistance regarding discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.”  Lambda Legal's website also includes a section about the changing legal issues around marriage and family law for LGBTQ individuals, couples and families.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights provides legal assistance to people with LGBTQ-related legal questions as well as a small library of resources on specific legal issues

And, the Oregon State Bar has a lawyer referral service that you can use to help get in touch with a local attorney who works in the right area of law for your specific needs.


Do you have other questions?

Please, ask a librarian anytime for more resources to help with your queer legal research (or really, with your anything research!).  Or visit your local county law library for a wider range of legal materials. 

Although we are always happy to help you locate resources and give you search tips, it is against state law for library staff members to engage in any conduct that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law; we may not interpret statutes, cases or regulations, perform legal research, recommend or assist in the preparation of forms, or advise patrons regarding their legal rights.


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Hạn chót để nộp tờ khai thuế liên bang và tiểu bang là ngày 17 tháng 5 năm 2021. Mặc dù đại dịch COVID-19 đã gây khó khăn cho việc giúp đỡ trực tiếp, quý vị vẫn có thể nhận được sự trợ giúp và hỗ trợ khai thuế theo những cách sau.

Bản sao chép của các biểu mẫu hoặc hướng dẫn khai thuế

  • Tải xuống và in các biểu mẫu và hướng dẫn từ trang Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructionstrang Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications. Nếu quý vị không thể in biểu mẫu ở nhà, quý vị có thể gửi các mục đến máy in của thư viện từ hầu hết mọi thiết bị hoặc chi nhánh có kết nối mạng.
  • Có các biểu mẫu được gửi qua thư cho quý vị. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang qua đường bưu điện, hãy làm theo hướng dẫn trên trang mạng IRS hoặc gọi 800.829.3676. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế Oregon qua đường bưu điện, hãy điền vào mẫu đơn đặt trên mạng hoặc gọi 503.378.4988 hoặc 800.356.4222 (miễn phí).
  • Nhận các biểu mẫu liên bang tại thư viện. Số lượng của các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang có giới hạn tại các chi nhánh của thư viện; để tìm hiểu những gì có sẵn tại chi nhánh gần quý vị, hãy gọi 503.988.9936 hoặc gửi email tới 
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue không còn gửi các biểu mẫu thuế và tập sách nhỏ của tiểu bang đến các thư viện, vì vậy chúng tôi sẽ không có sẵn bất kỳ biểu mẫu Oregon nào. Tuy nhiên, chúng tôi có thể in nhiều biểu mẫu mà quý vị cần; liên hệ với chúng tôi hoặc hỏi tại bất kỳ chi nhánh nào của thư viện.

Hỗ trợ chuẩn bị khai thuế

Nộp thuế trên mạng miễn phí

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Крайний срок подачи федеральных налоговых деклараций и налоговых деклараций штата - 17 мая 2021 г. Пандемия COVID-19 осложняет получение непосредственной  помощи. Мы предлагаем вам информацию о том, где и как вы можете получить помощь и поддержку в налоговой отчетности. Пожалуйста, обратите внимание на то, что некоторые ссылки доступны только на английском языке.

Бумажные копии налоговых форм или инструкций

  • Загрузите и распечатайте формы и инструкции для федеральных налогов с страницы Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructions page, а для штата Орегон с страницы Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications page. Если у вас нет возможности распечатать формы и инструкции дома, то вы можете их отправить на принтеры библиотеки практически с любого устройства или из любого места, где есть подключение к Интернету.
  • Получите формы по почте. Чтобы получить федеральные налоговые формы по почте, следуйте инструкциям на веб-сайте IRS  или позвоните по телефону 800.829.3676. Чтобы получить налоговые формы штата Орегон по почте, заполните форму онлайн-заказа или позвоните по телефону 503.378.4988 или 800.356.4222 (бесплатно).
  • Обратитесь в библиотеку. Ограниченное количество федеральных налоговых форм доступно в библиотеках. Чтобы узнать, что конкретно имеется в ближайшей к вам библиотеке, позвоните по телефону 503.988.5123 или свяжитесь с нами, отправив электронное сообщение.
  • Налоговое управление штата Орегон больше не отправляет налоговые формы и инструкции в библиотеки, поэтому у нас не будет в наличии никаких бумажных форм штата Орегон. Однако мы можем распечатать многие из необходимых вам форм. Свяжитесь с нами или спросите сотрудников в любом отделении библиотеки.

Помощь в оформлении налоговой декларации

  • Волонтеры, прошедшие сертификацию IRS, могут помочь вам подготовить ваши налоги в Lloyd Center или Beaverton Community Center. Необходима предварительная запись. Позвоните по телефону 503.966.7942, чтобы узнать, соответствуете ли вы требованиям, и записаться на прием. Доступны услуги переводчика. Вы можете найти дополнительную информацию и получить приемные пакеты документов онлайн с веб-сайта организации Metropolitan Family Service и CASH Oregon в рамках программы IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
  • CASH Oregon также может помочь с заявкой и продлением индивидуального идентификационного номера налогоплательщика (ITIN). Звоните 503.874.6075 для получения дополнительной информации.
  • Служба налоговой помощи фонда AARP предлагает налоговую помощь онлайн. Есть обширный раздел самопомощи. Вы также можете отправить им по электронной почте свои вопросы о федеральном подоходном налоге.
  • Если вы являетесь самозанятым водителем, то Roadmap to Rideshare Taxes может помочь вам сориентироваться в том, как работают налоги на самозанятость, как подсчитывать свой доход от вождения, как отслеживать налоговые вычеты и как платить ориентировочно-предполагаемые налоги.
  • Получите помощь от IRS онлайн или по телефону 800.829.1040.
  • Получите помощь в Налоговом управлении штата Орегон онлайн или по     телефону 800.356.4222.
  • Дополнительную информацию о подоходном налоге на Portland Arts Education и Access Income Tax можно получить на веб-сайте Portland Revenue Online или по телефону 503.823.5157.

Другая налоговая помощь

Подайте налоговую декларацию онлайн бесплатно

  • CASH Oregon имеет список бесплатных вариантов онлайн-подачи налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете определенным требованиям.
  • IRS Free File позволяет вам подготовить и подать федеральный подоходный налог онлайн бесплатно.
  • У Департамента доходов штата Орегон (The Oregon Department of Revenue) есть одобренные программные обеспечения для бесплатной подготовки налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете требованиям.
  • Бесплатные формы деклараций имеются как в IRS, так и в The Oregon Department of Revenue 

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A November 2020 New York Times article* spoke about how “remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.” And there are plenty more recent studies and articles on this subject. As caregivers, we must listen to our teenagers and reach out if we see concerning signs. Here are some resources to help:

Mental Health America (MHA): Talking To Adolescents And Teens

MHA is a community-based nonprofit “dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.” They have a series for caregivers of teens that starts with noticing symptoms, starting a conversation, and figuring out what to do and where to go. And they have a “Parent Test” you can take to help determine if your child is having emotional, attentional, or behavioral difficulties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and more how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Many staff at the library have taken this course and we highly recommend it and you can take it for free through Get Trained To Help. Beyond the course, the Mental Health First Aid folx have lots of good information on their website including 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health and 5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Signs of Depression During the Pandemic

From the Child Mind Institute, an article listing signs of depression to look out for in your child and ways to help them feel comfortable sharing their feelings. Their articles are available in Spanish as well. 


A teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides support and referrals via call, text, and chat. It is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times, 24-hours a day!). 

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care 

Cascadia is the largest “community-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services organization in the state of Oregon” and they operate a Crisis Line in Multnomah County 24/7 (503-988-4888). Check out their Crisis Intervention page for more information. 

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program   

EASA is a program that was created to help young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Research shows that getting help as early as possible makes treatment easier and recovery quicker.

Multnomah County Library: Teens

We have written a few other blog posts that might be helpful:

And of course we have books! Please see our book lists below. 

This article is part of our "Talking with kids" series, and was featured in our monthly Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

*If you do not subscribe to the New York Times you can get full access to their articles through the library’s databases. Contact us for more information.

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We know that distance learning from home has been hard on kids and their families. Finding the joy in school and keeping engaged can be really hard for students. So we asked some experts - teachers and students - how they motivate, and stay motivated, to learn!
Ms Horn, a Middle School teacher and parent to a 1st and 4th grader learning from home, suggests giving students multiple ways to do their work (video, writing, drawing, etc.). Hopefully their teachers are already allowing this, but if not, she stresses communicating with  your child’s teacher and working with them to create workarounds that play to your student’s strengths. 
This makes sense to me... a kid may not be motivated to write a paper, but if they could do a podcast instead, that might be the push they need! 
One thing that has worked well for Ms. Horn with her own kids is using speech-to-text for writing assignments, since writing is the most challenging for her children. Her 4th grader uses it to get her thoughts out. Her first grader needs to physically write since he is still learning that skill, but using speech-to-text to get the letters removes the worry of spelling and lets him "do it himself!" Which is also very important to many students.
With how little choice and control is available right now, Ms. Horn’s best advice is to “try to find ways for [students] to have as much choice as possible while completing [their] school work.” 

Third graders from James Johns Elementary shared their expert advice on staying motivated. They mentioned that they like having fun breaks between assignments, and a consistent "reward" like 10 minutes of games/videos, drawing, stuffie time, or a virtual friend meet-up. Interestingly, every other suggestion they gave had to do with help scheduling or understanding when to do what. They suggest having a schedule posted, something that they can easily see while in school. They also enjoy having a schedule they can check off when something is done and/or having a schedule with must do (blue), should do (orange), or choice (green). I think we can all agree that whatever help with structure and organization we get right now, relieves stress and helps us be more productive and engaged. Thank you to Library Teacher Ms. Rolf for interviewing these local experts for us!

And here are some additional resources to help:

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

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Join us every Friday at 3:00PM for Tween Club! Registration is required.

Frist Friday: Tween Graphic Novel Book Club

Second Friday: Dungeons and Dragons Club for Tweens and Teens

Third Friday: Minecraft Challenge Club for Tweens and Teens (Coming Soon!)

Fourth Friday: Science Adventure Club

Fifth Friday: Crafty Surprise Club 

When people in Portland talk about a story that was “in the paper,” they often mean it was in the Oregonian. Until recently, the Oregonian was the city’s daily paper -- and it sort of still is: a daily edition is available online, at newsstands and at the library; while home subscribers get their papers only on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Front page of the July 24, 1904 Oregon Journal (image from Historic Oregon Newspapers,

Portland-area newspapers

For most of of the last 170-odd years, the Portland area has been home to multiple, competing newspapers.  Let's take a brief tour of a few of the local newspapers, published from about 1900-present, that are part of the library's collection, plus a few that have been digitized and are available online.  And, I'll show you a bit about how you can use these historical newspapers for your research.  

Daily newspapers

For most of the 20th century, Portland residents had two or three local daily newspapers to choose from. The Oregon Journal was published daily from 1902 to 1982, and the Portland Telegram (also called the Evening Telegram and the News-Telegram) was published daily from 1877-1939. And, the daily Oregonian was available too, of course!

During this heyday of daily news, each paper had a different editorial policy and political niche. People generally say that the Journal supported the Democratic Party, the Oregonian supported the Republican Party, and the Telegram’s editorial stance was independent.

Weekly, semiweekly and neighborhood newspapers

There have always been many non-daily newspapers in the Portland area, too! These days, we have a long list of weeklies and semiweeklies, such as the Portland Observer, Street Roots, the Willamette Week; and of course many neighborhood and suburban papers like the St. Johns Review and the Gresham Outlook.  Some of these still-running non-daily newspapers have been in print a long time, and can be useful for historical research as well as for current news.

Other Portland-area weekly or semiweekly newspapers have sadly left us, but are still available at the library! Here are a few gems that you will not see on today’s newsstands, but which are in the library’s collection:

But wait, there's more!

The lists above are just highlights!  If you'd like to find archives of even more current and historical daily, weekly, semiweekly, and monthly local newspapers, try browsing the subjects Portland (Or.) -- Newspapers and Gresham (Or.) -- Newspapers in the library catalog.

Finding newspaper articles at the library

Sometimes, the best way to research is to browse. If you want to know what was in the news on a particular date, you can go right to the library’s archive of the newspaper you’re interested in and start reading through the issues one by one. Nothing could be simpler -- except that this method is sometimes a little slow!

What if your research requires you to find newspaper articles by topic? To do this, you’ll need two things:

  • an index or a way to search for articles by keywords or topics, so you can find what you need
  • an archive of the newspaper, so you can read it (this archive could include the print edition, a microfilm copy, and/or an online version)
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While you’re in the Periodicals room at Central Library, take a look at the library’s local newspaper index. This card file index is like a big giant catalog of news topics -- you can look for any subject, from A to Z, and the newspaper index will point you to Portland-area newspaper articles on that subject.

When you find your subject in the newspaper index, you'll see one or more cards, like the one in the photograph on the right.

This particular card gives us information about a couple of articles reporting on Portland freeways. This card is in the “F” section of the index, under Freeways. Portland. The article cited at the top is from the Oregonian (noted as “Oreg”), and was published November 28th, 1974, on page A56, column 1. The headline is “Let people speak on freeway issue.” The little red note on the left, “ed.,” tells us it was an editorial. The red note below tells us that there’s another reference to this article in the “M” part of the index, under the heading Mt Hood Freeway.

The second article cited on this newspaper index card has the headline “McCall asks end of Mt. Hood freeway,” and it was published in the Oregon Journal (noted as “Jour”) on November 28th, 1974, on page A11, column 3. This one also has a note in red underneath it -- but this time it’s just an explanation about the contents of the article.

[An aside: the Mt. Hood Freeway was never built; if you want to learn more, try reading the great article about it in the online Oregon Encyclopedia.]

The newspaper index card file mostly focuses on helping you find articles published 1930 to 1987, and like I said above, it only includes information about local newspaper articles. If you are looking for a news story from before 1930, consult the card file newspaper index first just in case (it does include cards for a few pre-1930 articles!).

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If the newspaper index doesn’t help you find that pre-1930 story, try one of the bound index volumes that are on top of the card file case. Each of these bound newspaper index books works differently, and they cover different newspapers and different dates as you can see.

Talk to the librarian on duty in the Periodicals Room to get started with the bound newspaper indexes -- or if you have any questions about finding the articles or newspapers you need.

Archives of old newspapers

The library maintains an extensive archive of Portland newspapers of all stripes and stretching back more than a hundred years (some of which are mentioned above, in the section "Portland-area newspapers"). Most are kept at Central Library -- visit the Periodicals room on the second floor to take a look at this wide-ranging collection.

Gresham Library has an archive of the semiweekly Gresham Outlook, and the librarians at Gresham are experts at finding old articles! Consult them any time you'd like help getting started with your Gresham newspaper research.

Digital archives of the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian

Maybe you’ve consulted the card file local newspaper index, and the article you want was in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian. Or maybe you’ve tried using the newspaper index and it didn’t have everything you need.

The library has some great resources for finding articles that were originally published in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian.  All three of them allow you to search and read online:

Historic Oregon Newspapers

If your research requires reading newspapers from other parts of our state, be sure to consult Historic Oregon Newspapers -- an ever-growing archive of early Oregon newspapers that you can search and read online. You can choose newspaper titles from a list or a map, or search the entire archive.

And, in addition to its wealth of historical newspapers originally published in other parts of Oregon, Historic Oregon Newspapers includes a wide range of 19th and early 20th century local Portland-area papers.  Here are a few highlights: 

  • The Advocate, an African American weekly published in the 1920s and 1930s
  • the weekly Beaver State Herald, published in Gresham and Montavilla in the early 20th century
  • Mt. Scott Herald, a weekly published in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, in the 1910s and 1920s
  • The New AgePortland New Age, an African American weekly published published around the turn of the 20th century
  • Portland Inquirer, an African American weekly from the 1940s
  • St. Johns Review, a weekly published in the neighborhood (and one-time city) of St. Johns

And Historic Oregon Newspapers contains several newspapers published in recent decades as well, such as:

Have fun with your newspaper research!

Do you have more questions about searching for historical newspaper articles? Are you working on a local history project? If you'd like specific advice or help with your research challenges, do please Ask the Librarian!


El juego es muy importante para el desarrollo y aprendizaje de los niños y el clima cálido nos da la oportunidad de pasar más tiempo jugando afuera y recorriendo parques y áreas naturales a nuestro alrededor. La importancia del juego no solo es fundamental en los primeros años de los niños pero también es parte del aprendizaje y desarrollo continuo durante toda la infancia y aún más allá; el juego Soy yo

Soy yo - La Observacion del Articulo 31- en Espanol

Jugar afuera tiene muchos beneficios para la salud, el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños. A través del juego los niños aprenden. Jugar ayuda con las habilidades del conocimiento, habilidades físicas, nuevo vocabulario, habilidades sociales y habilidades para la lectura y la escritura. Jugar y aprender van de la mano; además, jugar es muy saludable y ayuda a reducir el estrés. Aquí compartimos una lista de parques y áreas naturales que pueden ser utilizados para explorar al aire libre y jugar juntos. Portland cuenta con 144 parques desarrollados y más de 7,900 acres de áreas naturales que pueden visitar como familia y jugar al aire libre. En Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village también pueden encontrar parques, jardines, canchas de fútbol y áreas naturales a la disposición de la comunidad. El área escénica nacional de Columbia River Gorge es una gran opción para explorar el bosque, cascadas y arroyos. Jugar es fundamental para los niños, pero si salir de la casa no es una opción, pueden salir al jardín o patio de su hogar y jugar con un juego simple de pelota, soplar burbujas o saltar la cuerda. 

Escrito por Minerva L.

Una niña escribe con un lapiz y escucha a alguien fuera de la foto

Nuestros niños responden a diferentes estrategias; sin embargo, los especialistas en educación recomiendan actividades y medidas específicas para todos los estudiantes. Recuerden que la disciplina constante  es importante para que los estudiantes formen buenos hábitos de estudio.

He aquí una lista de recursos que pueden poner en práctica.

Common Sense:

Ofrece consejos para ayudar a los padres y cuidadores a mantener a los niños enfocados, interesados y sanos ​​mientras aprenden a distancia.

Prepara a tus niños para el éxito  

Invita a mantener motivados a los niños durante el aprendizaje en línea haciendo lo siguiente:

Mantén motivados a tus niños

Nos da 5 consejos para ayudar a los niños a ponerse al día en la escuela.


Sugiere 8 actividades para preparar a los estudiantes para el aprendizaje desde casa.

Aprendizaje en línea

El Departamento de Educación de Nebraska:

Nos da ideas de cómo organizar el tiempo durante el día.

Ejemplos de cómo crear horarios para aprender desde casa

Escrito por Delia P.

Are you trying to create a resume but don’t know where to start? Then check out the LearningExpress Library’s Job & Career Accelerator. Use this resource to build your resumes and cover letter, find a career match, search for jobs and more! 

Do you already have a resume and cover letter built but need a second pair of eyes to review it? Live Homework Help from can do that! At you can submit your resume and cover letter for review and they’ll get it back to you in as little as 12 hours. 

Now that you have a resume and a cover letter, do you need the right job to submit it to? Then go to Glassdoor and search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more! 

Need help getting started with any of these resources? We are here to help

The College to County Mentorship Program provides college students of underrepresented communities with paid internships at Multnomah County, exposing participants from diverse backgrounds to county careers. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a county project for 12 weeks. A goal of the program is to provide participants with an inside look at working for Multnomah County so they will consider future employment opportunities.

Judith and Gracelynn, intern with College to County program

The  online application is now open. 

Gracelynn Enlet below spent last summer working at Multnomah County Library’s Rockwood Makerspace – check out her story, below! And here are more College to County success stories!

Reprinted from a recent Multnomah County article:  

The College to County Mentorship program connects young people with career pathways to public service. Through our program, Multnomah County is working to recruit and develop our workforce in an equitable way. During a pandemic that has isolated so many of us, our program held on to one of our core values: building relationships.

Keep reading to learn more about one example of mentorship, with intern Gracelynn Enlet and mentor Judith Guzman-Montes, as they delivered culturally specific services to Multnomah County Library patrons.

We asked Enlet, a George Fox University graduate, to share her internship experience from this past summer. 

“Getting an internship secured while still in quarantine was nerve-racking. I was not sure how my interview would go if I did not go for an in-person interview. The data was also showing that Pacific Islanders were at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19; hence, I was hesitant to accept a position and, in turn, be putting my family at risk. 

“However, I was grateful to be offered a position with the Rockwood Library Makerspace where I was able to telework. My mentor, Judith, walked me through everything that I needed to know, from getting hired to the challenge of navigating the Makerspace online. I appreciate Judith for pushing me to connect my community involvement to my work by getting involved with a COVID-19 testing event for Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. I also really enjoyed testing out Maker Minikits at home with my nieces and nephews — that process really encouraged collaborative learning. 

“All in all, the College to County Mentorship Program has challenged me to look at things from different perspectives to ensure equitable outcomes. Do patrons have internet access, do they have the technology to make the kits, or do they know how to use that technology are all questions that we have to apply critical thinking to in order to serve the community well.”

We then asked Guzman-Montes, programming specialist in the Multnomah County Library Makerspace, to reflect on her mentorship experience during COVID-19.

“Gracelynn has skill sets that the library desperately needs to connect with our youth and our diverse community, and we were so fortunate to have her. For example, Gracelynn was the tester for our Maker Minikits: self-contained STEAM activities in a baggie. Having a fresh perspective and the help of her young family members informed the kits. We have been getting feedback from teens that the kits are just the right amount of challenging, accessible and fun. 

“Currently, Gracelynn and I are also preparing her to be a presenter with the library. We are brainstorming programs that would be relevant to the Pacific Islander community and be supported by the equipment and tools of the Makerspace. 

“On a personal level, Gracelynn is a lovely human being, and I am more than happy to connect her with professional opportunities. During the pandemic, Gracelynn kept me in line with all the stuff that really matters. She reminded me of the importance of human connection and building relationships. We built rapport by sharing about our backgrounds and families and our professional goals: what she wanted to get out of her internship with the library and future career goals of mine. I am so happy to continue to know her, and I look forward to helping her reach her professional goals.”  

Thank you to all mentors and human resource partners for providing an opportunity — an opportunity for our incoming workforce and staff to grow and build relationships together.

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 Законодательное собрание штата Орегон приняло новый законопроект (HB 4401), который продлевает действие моратория на выселение на уровне штата. Это означает, что до июля 2021 года арендодатели не смогут выселить арендаторов за неуплату или без причины (за исключением некоторых случаев).Чтобы защитить себя от выселения за неуплату, арендаторы должны заполнить, подписать и передать своим арендодателям Декларацию о затруднительном финансовом положении в целях защиты от выселения.

Бланк декларации доступен на английском, испанском, корейском, русском, вьетнамском и китайском языках во всех библиотеках.  Получить бланк можно в любой библиотеке округа Малтнома (запись не требуется) или загрузить и распечатать ее с веб-сайта Судебного департамента штата Орегон

Кроме того, арендаторы могут подать заявку на получение пособия на оплату жилья через ресурсы социальной помощи населению. Дополнительную информацию по снижению арендной платы в связи с пандемией COVID-19 можно найти на веб-сайтах 211info:             информация для округа Малтнома и информация для штата Орегон. Вы также можете связаться с 211info по номеру телефона 2.1.1 или 866.698.6155, отправив текстовое сообщение с вашим почтовым индексом на номер 898211 или отправив электронное сообщение по адресу

Новый мораторий также предусматривает материальную помощь арендодателям, которая служит частичной компенсацией за не полученную арендную плату. Чтобы узнать о том, как подать заявление, арендодатели могут связаться со службой жилищно-коммунального хозяйства штата Орегон.

 Дополнительную информацию для арендаторов и арендодателей, а также ответы на часто задаваемые вопросы, можно найти в данном информационном листе Центра правовой защиты штата Орегон и Службы правовой помощи штата Орегон.

Если вы нуждаетесь в юридической помощи или хотите проконсультироваться с юристом о своих правах, вы можете связаться с региональным отделением Службы юридической помощи города Портленда штата Орегон по телефонам 503.224.4086 или 1.800.228.6958. На веб-сайте OregonLawHelp также доступен справочник ресурсов юридической помощи по всему штату Орегон.

 Если у вас есть другие юридические вопросы, связанные с последствиями пандемии COVID-19, вам поможет  информация на вебсайте библиотеки. Вы также всегда можете обратиться с волнующими вас вопросами к нам! Закон штата запрещает сотрудникам библиотеки проводить правовые исследования или консультировать посетителей относительно их законных прав, но мы можем помочь вам воспользоваться лучшими ресурсами для решения ваших проблем.

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俄勒冈州议会近期通过一项新议案(HB 4401)以延长俄勒冈州免遭驱逐保护令之期限。该项议案规定,至 2021 年 7 月之前,除某些例外情形,屋主不得因房客未支付租金或无故驱逐房客。为免于因未支付租金而遭到驱赶,房客必须填写免于驱逐保护令財務困难声明表格,并於签名后交给屋主。


此外,房客可利用社区资源申请租房补助。欲了解更多详情,请至 211资讯中心 COVID-19 租金减免(穆鲁玛郡网站)以及 COVID-19 租金减免(俄勒冈州)网站查询。您也可以拨打 2.1.1 或 866.698.6155 查询,或以简讯传送您的邮政编码至 898211,或发送电子邮件至 与 211 资讯中心取得联系。



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