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Children’s holiday books and Legos are here

Legos!Tomorrow is the first day of Winter Break for Wilsonville kids, so we’ll be putting out a tub full of Legos in the Children’s Room.  They’ll be out on one of the big wooden tables in the JER / New Non-Fiction area during Winter Break when the Children’s Desk is staffed.

Also, we put many of our Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza books on display in the Children’s room.  They are on the shelf that usually has easy non-fiction books (opposite side of non-fiction DVD’s, facing the play area).

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask at the Children’s Reference Desk, or call 503-570-1599, or email engelfried@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Santa’s visit to Storytime in pictures

12-8-2011 santa storytimeDid you miss our special Storytimes featuring that man in the red suit, Santa Claus? Or maybe you came, but want to relive some of the fun?

Then take a look at our pictures from Storytime during the week of December 6-8. We sang the Reindeer Pokey (to the tune of the “Hokey Pokey”) and shook our antlers, we experienced “The Nutcracker” with puppets and a Russian storyteller (in just five minutes!), and then we sang “Must Be Santa” – and Santa arrived!

See pictures from a variety of library events on our Flickr page:

For more information about Youth Services programs, contact Steven Engelfried at 503-570-1592 or engelfried@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Holiday Book & Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10

Book giftsJust in time for the holidays! Books and crafts for the young and young-at-heart.

This Holiday Book and Craft Sale will feature books by local authors and crafts by local artisans, as well as music from local musicians.

Featured crafts and books include: Christmas wreaths and boughs, jewelry (costume, handmade), crochet items, cloth book marks, wood work, sewing, handmade soaps, children’s books, science fiction books, and a variety of stocking stuffers.

Enjoy free live concerts by Wilsonville High School’s own “Surround Sound” with members of “Soul’d Out” at noon and concert violinist George Shiolas at 2 p.m. amidst the Library’s festive decorations.

Come meet and support your local authors and crafters from Clackamas and Marion Counties, and get some holiday shopping done on Saturday, December 10, from 10am-5pm.

For more information, call us at 503-682-2744, or e-mail reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Calling all crafters!

craftingWilsonville Public Library will be holding our annual Holiday Book & Craft Fair on Saturday, December 10th this year. We’re looking for crafters, authors, and other creative people to join in the fun!

Since we’re just getting started, we will not be collecting any fees from event participants. That’s right–no entry, table rental or sales percentage fees! That said, we certainly can’t stop you from giving the Friends of the Library a contribution.

Please apply to participate by doing the following:

Submit your name, address, phone number, and email address, along with a description and representative photograph of the crafts you would like to display and sell.

You can send your application by email to John Smith (smith@wilsonvillelibrary.org), or by sending or bringing it to the library. Smaller items will be given preference, as table space is limited.

You, or someone you know, must be willing to work your table during the entire time the Fair is open (10am to 5pm). Library staff will not be responsible for watching or selling your items. Additionally, the library cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items (although we don’t expect them).

All applications are subject to approval by the Wilsonville Library.

Deadline for application is Monday, November 14th.

Act early for best results!

Holiday Book Sale at the Library Sunday, December 12

Stack of gift books

Books - no batteries or upgrades required!

Looking for unique gifts? Is there someone on your list that you just can’t figure out what to give them? Do you want to support your local authors and get some great books?

Then come to the Holiday Book Sale at the Wilsonville Library on Sunday, December 12, from 2-5 p.m. Twenty-five local authors will be at the library signing and selling their books. Choose from all genres – children’s books, mysteries, cookbooks, poetry, non-fiction, and more. And there’s free gift wrapping. What more could you want?

Celebrate (and support!) your local authors with a book purchase at the Holiday Book Sale.

For more information, contact John Smith at 503-570-1594, smith@wilsonvillelibrary.org.


Holiday Book Sale
Sunday, December 12
2-5 p.m.
Inside the library

Check Consumer Reports before you start shopping

Consumer Reports

Check Consumer Reports online - for free with your library card

With all the ads for “Black Friday,” it looks to be an incredible year for holiday shopping deals. But are those deals worth it?

Find out with Consumer Reports online. All you need is your library card number and PIN number, and you can have access to the latest reviews and recommendations from the world’s largest independent consumer-product testing organization.

To access Consumer Reports online, visit the LINCC “Online Resources” page, go to the bottom of the page (or click on “Members of Wilsonville Library“), then click on the “ConsumerReports.org” button).

If you have any questions, contact a Reference Librarian at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org or 503-682-2744.

Get ready for holiday shopping with Consumer Reports

So you are making that list and checking it twice, but how do you make sure you are getting the best value for your money?

Let Consumer Reports be your guide. Get ratings and recommendations from independent testers of the best and best value for kids toys, electronics, cookware, power tools, exercise equipment, wines, and much more.

Here are three ways to get your proverbial (and literal) hands on Consumer Reports for free:

  1. Online with the LINCC databases – Click on the “Popular Magazines” button, then click “Browse Publications” in the top navigation bar, then type in “Consumer Reports” in “Find title” (or you can browse under “C”). You can search within the Consumer Reports database or in their Annual Buying Guide.
  2. In house in the library’s magazine collection – The most current issue stays inhouse, but older issues can be checked out. Can’t find the issue you want? Place a hold on the copy from the LINCC catalog and it will be delivered to the Library for you to pick up.
  3. At the Reference Desk – Ask one of our fabulous reference librarians! We have copies that cannot be checked out, but may be photocopied.

Need some more help researching purchases? Contact a librarian (the ultimate search engine!) at 503-682-2744 or by e-mail. We hope this helps you get off to a great start with your holiday shopping!