Tigard Library is Closed Until Further Notice
Updated 3/25/20 @ 11:35 a.m.
The Tigard Library is closed until further notice. For all WCCLS libraries, nothing that you have checked out will accrue fines while libraries are closed. Any requested items held at a closed library will remain on hold for you until the library re-opens.
We look forward to seeing you when the library opens again! In the meantime, if you have any library questions, you can leave a message at 503-718-2517 and library staff will call you back. You can also email TPLcomments@tigard-or.gov
- Online resources are still available! With your library card, you have 24/7 free access to our digital library with downloadable audio & ebooks, streaming movies, and more. Visit wccls.org to learn more.
- What will happen to books waiting to be picked up on the hold shelves and subsequent books as they become available? If you have received a notice that your hold is ready to pick up, it will be waiting for you on our hold shelves when we reopen.
- Updated WCCLS information related to library closures will be posted here: wccls.org/covid-19
- For City of Tigard information, you can visit www.tigard-or.gov/corona/
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It’s that time again. Time for teens to hit the books to prepare for the college entrance exams this Spring. WCCLS offers several study aids like Learning Express, Help Now and Lynda Library. At Tigard you can now find ACT/SAT texts on the first floor in the Teen Scene in Young Adult Non-fiction and also manuals in the Careers & Education section on the second floor to check out.
Even if college entrance exams are long behind you and you still have a thirst for knowledge, whether for your job or personal growth, check out our learning resources both online and in the library. The Lynda Library offers nearly 4,000 online classes in subjects such as Software Development, Design, Business, Web Development, Photography and Marketing. All you need is your library card. We also have several study rooms that you can reserve by calling 503-718-2517. Find Out More
The Amazing Women Behind Tigard
They promoted schools, advocated for parks, improved the Tigard Library, excelled in conservation efforts. They were trailblazers, activists and doers who helped make Tigard what it is today. In honor of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the Tigard Library is featuring these Tigard stalwarts in a display in the Local History Room.
Schools, parks and the Library’s Houghton Reading Room have been named after some of them. Grace Tigard Houghton is near and dear to the Library’s heart. The granddaughter of Tigard founder Wilson Tigard, Grace was a strong advocate for physical education and local libraries. When she died at the age of 97, she left one-third of her estate to the Tigard Library for a reading room.
The other amazing women include Patricia Whiting, a former state legislator who helped pass progressive legislation to enhance the environment and women’s rights related to civil rights, employment, family planning and childcare. She appeared on the Today Show to promote a ban on spray cans, which depleted the ozone.
Two Tigard schools are named for Alberta Rider and Mary Woodward because of their advocacy of education and community contributions. Alberta Rider sold her property to the school district for the school and continued to live in her home while it was being built. Mary Woodward, was an educator, journalist and conservationist. She received national awards for her conservation work and was one of the founders of The Oregon Press Women’s club.
These are just a few of the amazing women who have inspired others to make a difference in Tigard. Learn more about them in the library’s local history room and online where a different woman will be featured each month.
You may have noticed orange cones and red and yellow tape in the parking lot in December. No, it wasn’t some bizarre holiday decoration. It was Progress! The City installed two new Volta super chargers for electric vehicles replacing the previous one.
The best news is they’re free for electric vehicle owners! Volta has partnered with companies who pay for advertising on the space-age chargers. Want to know more? https://voltacharging.com/
From the friendly “Hello” message to the attractive high-tech styling, the chargers are almost as welcoming as the library! If you drive an electric vehicle, you can multi-task while you’re at the Tigard library. Charge your vehicle while you charge your mind!