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!
Did you know that the Library now has popular TV shows, both recent and classic? From Downton Abbey and Hell on Wheels to Laverne and Shirley, who needs streaming? Okay, that may be a little over the top. But if you’re used to reserving your favorite show from another library, climb the stairs or take a ride on the elevator to the AV Lounge on the second floor. Look for the cases with the green labels at the end of the Blu-ray section.
You can pace yourself to stretch a favorite series as long as possible or binge-watch as you binge on popcorn. If you want to find out what TV shows are currently available, you can do a Keyword search for TV Series DVD in the new catalog. Click on the “Available Now” dropdown menu, then check the Tigard Public Library box. If you see something you like, you can reserve it right there. Or if you feel lucky, take a stroll down the TV aisle. You might pick up a gem that you can’t find anywhere else.
The Times They Are A-Changin’!
Beginning Sunday, December 1, the Tigard Library will have new hours:
- Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The slight change in hours can yield big results in terms of how efficiently we can help you. Currently, our lowest use is from 8 to 9 p.m. on weeknights. By closing an hour earlier, we can re-allocate staff to serve you during our busier times.
Most other libraries in the Washington County library cooperative (WCCLS) close at 8 p.m. or earlier. When we surveyed patrons about the operating hours change earlier this year, less than seven percent of respondents said it would affect them negatively.
Making our weekend hours consistent from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on both days will enhance service for patrons who can only visit the library on the weekends. Plus, the new hours will be easier to remember!
The City recently conducted performance audits, and the independent auditors recommended that the library close at 8 p.m. on weekdays.