This year, our summer reading program looked very different than in past years. While we were unable to see firsthand the excitement and joy of kids, teens & adults reading for pleasure this summer, we have heard that library materials and activities gave Tigard families relaxation, adventure, and a needed lifeline during uncertain times. One parent told us they hope their children will look back on summer quarantine and not miss the places they didn’t get to go to, but instead remember the places the books took them while reading together!
During the summer, Tigard Public Library distributed books through meal sites, through Packed with Pride’s weekly food boxes, and through Meals on Wheels. For six weeks in September and October, we also handed out prize books for all age levels at our walk-up service desk in the library lobby.
To celebrate the collective summer reading of the Tigard community, the Friends of the Tigard Library made donations to each of three community organizations; Supafresh Youth Farm, Just Compassion, and Packed with Pride.
Congratulations to everyone who read this summer.
We hope you continue to visit Tigard Public Library year round!