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More than 100,000 young people will work to “Build a Better World” this summer at the library

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 15, 2017 — Multnomah County Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 16, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library.

PORTLAND, Ore. — March 28, 2017 — 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.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Feb. 16, 2017 — 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.

The Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist writes history that’s fun to read
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.
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.
In January, 2015, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2015, the library’s 13th annual community reading project, with Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years.
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.

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