Hello Wilsonville Library Fans,
Unless you haven’t come out of your bunker for a while (and there are a few…), you already know that the library is back to its normal hours (open 7 days a week!) and has restored nearly all services that you have come to expect during the before times. So, if you haven’t visited us recently, please come and see what we’ve been doing with book displays, new additions, notary services, public computers, our new Library of Things collection, and so much more. We’ve tuned up our services and collections, and even added new ones to complement those that already exist. And although library staff may now resemble colorful exotic fish, swimming placidlyto andfro behind a layer of thick glass, we are still very happy to serve you, even when we all need to SHOUT to talk to one another!By government edict, of course, masks covering your nose and mouth are required to be wornat all times during your library visit. Remember: contrary to the unshakable beliefs of some, removing your mask willjust NOT help you hear better!
Some big news dropped this month—Our longtime Director, Patrick Duke (Oregon’s Librarian of the Year for 2018) has, after a quarter-century in Wilsonville’s civic traces, finally decided he would just rather sleep in! Stay tuned as the library gets a new (and as yet unknown) ‘Library Boss’. Thank you Pat, for running the gauntlet for the library, foryour promotion of literacy for all ages, and forputting our exceptional patrons first during all those years. How, you may ask, can Pat stand to trade all the daily hurly-burly of a Library Director’s thrilling life for adull, insipid existence of tedious full-time paid leisure? If you know, please do tell, asit’s certainly a puzzle to all of usout here in aquarium-land!
And speaking of puzzles, do you perchance have any jigsaw puzzles lying around all neglected and forlorn? If so, please donate them to our library’s puzzle exchange. For some reason, jigsaw puzzles turn out to be very popular these days, and although we’ve bought a bunch, we still can’t keep up with demand. Puzzles with 300-500 pieces are in highest demand, but we’ll gladly take all donations. Thanks for your support!
Take a look at the library’s website to catch up on all of our programs, which I won’t detail here. Don’t forget to swing by the library’s Facebook page as well. We were HOPING to have our website announce the return of in-person programming this month, but then the dark, dreadful, dirty, double-despicable Delta variant made a hash of all our carefully laid plans! So, for the next little while, we’ll continue with programs via Zoom. Please check out a few—you’ll be glad you made the effort!
As I write these words, it’s still uckyhot outside, but I hazard a guess that by the time you read them, our weather will have turned more safely Oregon-like. Let’s hope our recent 116 degree days are a thing fully of the past, and not of the future! But, if all else fails, remember that during periods of excessive heat, the library is often an official cooling shelter. You probably won’t need this service for a few months yet, but it never hurts to know what’s around.
Whatever the weather, your library wishes you and yours all the best, now and always. Please come visit ussoon and we can shout through the glass together about the olden days!