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Patrons can now visit four days a weeks to browse for books, access computers, sign up for library cards and more.

CALKINSThe Sherwood Public Library is now open for express services inside the library. Those services are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Use the City Hall entrance through the parking lot lobby. Visits are limited to 30 minutes. Patrons can browse, checkout, pick-up holds, limited computer availability, sign up for library cards and purchase used books during that time.

Capacity is limited inside the building so if you are only picking up holds, curbside services may still be the fastest way.

Curbside Services at our Pine Street entrance run Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who want a no-contact option to pick-up holds, checkout book bundles and pick up printing.

Masks & social distancing required.

Summer Reading: Reading Colors Your World! Beginning June 1, pick up a free book at the library. This year we're offering a wider selection to choose from for all ages. Youth are invited to complete reading challenges and adults to submit book reviews for prize drawings. No registration required and the more you submit, the more chances to win!

Weekly challenges begin June 5 and Take & Make craft activities for ages those 17 and under begin June 19. Back this year is Bilingual Storytime in the Park on Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 11 a.m. at Stella Olsen Park. It includes a story, free lunch, craft and outdoor activity. Enjoy live performances from Penny's Puppets, Reptile Man, and Evan & Vanessa Musical Group on Tuesdays, July 6, 13 and 20, 2 p.m., in Cannery Square Plaza. Find details at sherwoodoregon.gov/library.

How are we doing? What do you need from your public library? Help us set goals and priorities for better library services by participating in our library survey. Participants may opt in for a raffle to enter one of five $25 gift cards. Go to sherwoodoregon.gov/library or pick up a paper copy at the library.

Upcoming events:

Kids Create Grab n' Go: Drum Making

Learn the basics of how to make and play a drum with a member of Hands & Hearts Drumming! Register to receive a supply kit in advance of the Zoom meetup for in-person, step-by-step instructions on Monday, June 7, 3:30 p.m. Suggested for kids ages 8-12.

Among Us Meet Up

Among Us is a game of murder and intrigue in outer space, best played among friends! The library is a hosting a meet up on Zoom to play with kids in your community. You will need a personal device and the downloaded app to play along. Registration required. Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. Grades 4-12 and up.  

Estate Planning Workshop with Richard B. Schneider

Join Richard B. Schneider, attorney and co-author of "A Will is not Enough in Oregon" for a live Zoom presentation on wills and trusts. Everyone has an "estate," no matter what they have acquired in life. Learn about the legal documents that everyone needs. Get an overview of vocabulary pertinent to determining assets and will preparation. Registration is required. Monday, June 14, 6 p.m.

Loneliness & Aging: Making Space for Our Elders with Pamela Slaughter.

Join us for this Oregon Humanities Conversation Project discussion on Zoom about supporting elders and exploring the questions, experiences, and obstacles we face in showing up for elderly people and learn new ideas for connection during this time of heightened isolation. Registration required. Tuesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.

Angel Ocasio performs

We're celebrating the summer with one of our favorite performers on Zoom. A high energy, very funny one-man variety show, Angel is perfectly suited for family audiences. This performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations. Registration required. Tuesday, June 29, 2 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Visit sherwoodoregon.gov/library for more events, including book discussion groups, story times, trivia, and crafts. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter at sherwoodoregon.gov/library/newsletters.

Sherwood Public Library, a Washington County Cooperative Library Services member library, is located at 22560 SW Pine St., Sherwood, OR, and always online at sherwoodoregon.gov/library. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-625-6688.


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