- Summer Reading Programs in June
It's almost time to "Dig Into Reading!"
The library's summer reading program sign-up begins on Monday, June 10. Kids and teens can earn prizes by keeping up with the reading they do over the summer break. Prizes include a ticket to a Trailblazers game, a swim pass to the North Clackamas Aquatic Park, and a coupon for a deluxe ride bracelet for Oaks Park. All students who finish their reading log can pick out a book to keep.
Summer Reading t-shirts for kids and adults will be on sale again this year that feature this year's theme "Dig Into Reading."
The library also has a full schedule of events for babies through teenagers. The first program for teens, a henna painting workshop, is on Wednesday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. The first kids program, with magician and comedian Henrik Bothe, is on Thursday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m. All programs are in the Flora Room. Check back on the Web site for program announcements during the summer.
The full program schedules are listed in the library's online Calendar of Events and a printed copy is included in each student's sign up bag. 2013-05-22 11:32:50
- Annual Dahlia Sale On NowThe dahlias are here!
We have had big sales before but this is, by far, the biggest dahlia sale we have EVER had at the library. There are so many varieties to choose from.
This year has the best deals, also. We're selling everything for .50 cents each!
This is an incredible deal, since many of these tubers sell retail for $4 to $20 each.
Tell your friends and neighbors! All proceeds benefit the library. Thank you to Bob Patterson and the Portland Dahlia Society for donating this bumper crop of tubers.
Sale ends June 10.
- Oregon Library Passport ProgramLibraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) patrons, as of May 1, now have access to materials from libraries all over the state of Oregon thanks to the Oregon Library Passport Program (OLPP).
This program allows LINCC patrons to obtain a library card from other participating Oregon libraries (Click Here for list of participating libraries). That means that if you are traveling and visiting a city whose library participates in the OLPP you can check out materials from that library. If you have a valid LINCC library card you can apply for that library's card by following their standard rules for obtaining one.
Since LINCC libraries are participating, that means that people with library cards from participating systems can obtain a LINCC library card if they are visiting Clackamas County.
To obtain an out-of-area library card you will need to present your LINCC library card and photo ID.
The Passport library card is free and valid for one year.
Loan limits: Out of LINCC area libraries will set their own rules on how many items can be checked out. This may be different from LINCC's Passport limits.
Patrons from out of the LINCC service area that want to obtain cards from Clackamas County can borrow up to five items and place up to five holds. Overdue fines on three items or fines in excess of $25 result in a blocked card.
For more information, call the library at 503.630.8273 or visit the Oregon Library Passport Program Web site.
- May Computer Classes The library offers weekly computer classes on topics relevant to beginning users.
The May classes are: How to Use E-mail, Beginning Microsoft Word, Facebook for Beginners, and Internet Job Searching.
Sign-up is one week in advance. Call the library at 503.630.8273 or stop in to register.
The full May schedule:
May 8: How to Use E-mail
May 15: Beginning Microsoft Word
May 22: Facebook for Beginners
May 29: Internet Job Searching
* How to Use E-mail will show how to use such services as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. Participants will learn how to create an e-mail account. Also covered: reading and sending email, creating folders, sending attachments, the address book, and Internet e-mail safety.
* Beginning Microsoft Word teaches participants the basics of Word by showing how to create a letter and/or a simple document with an image. It will cover cutting and pasting, type sizes and styles, inserting photos and images.
* Facebook for Beginners will explain how to set up a Facebook account and some basics on posting status updates and privacy settings. Note: Facebook requires users to have an e-mail address to set up a Facebook account. If you need help setting up an email account attend the email class first. Make sure you bring your Facebook User Name and Password so you can log in to your account at the library.
* Internet Job Searching helps job seekers who are confused by the many online employment databases cut through unwanted information to find relevant job postings.
Prerequisites: The classes are for people who have basic experience using computers. Participants must have an understanding of how to use a mouse, how to type, how to turn on a computer and how to open and close a computer window. Laptop computers will be provided. You can bring your own laptop computer, if preferred. The class size is limited to 4.
WEEKLY ONE-ON-ONE TUTORIALS
The weekly one-on-one computer tutorials happen every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Need help with some aspect of computer usage? Sign up for a half-hour session with Cathy, our volunteer computer instructor.
To sign-up for the classes or the tutorials, come in or call the library one week before the class at 503-630-8273.2013-03-29 12:17:03
- Library-to-Your-Door Homebound ServiceWould you or someone you know like to receive library materials at home? Estacada Library offers a service to homebound patrons who are unable to travel to the library.
We deliver books, DVDs, audiobooks and any other item that is available for check out at the library. Patrons will complete a questionnaire that lets our librarian choose materials based on your tastes or requests. For more information, call Annie Sprague at the library: 503.630.8273.2013-01-03 09:58:55