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National Novel Writing Month Kick-off on Tuesday, Oct. 29

National Novel Writing Month

Nanowrimo starts Nov. 1!

Ever wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know where to start? Looking for inspiration, or maybe support, in your writing endeavor?

Then get ready for National Novel Writing Month with the library’s Kick-off on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. Learn how to write a novel (in 30 days, no less), and start your own novel preparations at this event.

No registration required – just drop in!

National Novel Writing Month Kick-off
Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

For more information about this free event, please contact Andi Erickson (adult services) at 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org or Brad Clark (teen services) at 503-570-1592 or clark@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 10

Get your bookshelves ready because we’ll be Digging Into Reading this summer at the Library!

SRP 2013 logo - cslpKids (ages birth to 6th grade) can Dig Into Reading and Science with the Summer Reading Program and with Science Adventure. Kids who read (or are read to) for 20 minutes a day for 20 days become 20/20 readers and get a certificate, a free book, and qualify for fun prize drawings. Kids who engage in 10 science explorations over the summer can qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

TSRP 2013 logo - cslpTeens (grades 6th through 12th) will go Beneath the Surface with their reads in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens who read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days win a free book and qualify for fun prize drawings.

ASRP 2013 logo - cslpAdults (ages 18 and older) have a summer of Groundbreaking Reads for the Adult Summer Reading Program. What does “groundbreaking” mean? Just about anything – from banned and challenged books, to books that changed your life, to novels about zombies and vampires, and even books about digging in the dirt (gardening, geology, or archaeology, anyone?). Choose to do the book Tic-Tac-Toe or a Book Review  for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of summer. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, as well as movie tickets.

And that’s just the reading part. We have some amazing programs this summer as well. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s coming up.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit our website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Looking for a good book?

stack of books in a libraryThen take a look at our “Staff Picks” page:


Selections include titles ranging in genre from fiction to non-fiction, and in age range from children through adult.

Still stumped? Then try these resources:

  • Novelist – A reader’s advisory service that provides information and resources on over 200,000 titles, 75,000 full-text reviews, and more than 36,000 subject headings to help locate the best in fiction. Coverage has recently been expanded to include more than 60,000 non-fiction titles in the following genres: Adventure, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Memoir, True Crime, Business & Money, Current Events & Politics, and Sports & Competition.
  • Novelist K-8 – A reader’s advisory service that specifically targets children and young adults. It contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.  This database includes both fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • Library2Go – Download audiobooks, e-books, and videos from this statewise consortium. Just browsing through the titles may inspire you to find that title in regular print at the Library.
  • Reference Desk – You can always ask a librarian at the Reference Desk. If you are looking for children’s or teen titles, check with staff at the Children’s Reference Desk. Call 503-682-2744 for more information.

Questions? Then you know who to call: Reference at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.