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August 2023 LibraryValues: • For the People • Cornerstone of Civic Life • Community Builder • Learning Hub for All • Leader and Innovator Preferred Future: • The Library is a people-oriented, public learning ecosystem that spans the breadth of the community and meets each person’s needs for learning, connection and belonging. • Everyone in the community benefits from the use and support of this extraordinary, valuable resource, designed for their supportive learning throughout the stages of their lives. • The effect is a connected, collaborative, creative, resilient and thriving community. Desirable Attributes: • Physical access to Library services is convenient to all residents, and the system includes state-of-the-art virtual services and mobile outreach services. • Facilities provide ample, flexible, aesthetically pleasing, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and ADA-compliant space. And we still want to hear your thoughts! In addition to finding us at the Library or contacting us through phone or email, the Library Team will be at various community events this summer, including our mobile pop-up library ROVER. We are excited to share what we learned through the visioning process and we welcome more feedback. Let us know what you think of the Library of the future! For more information and the full engagement findings report, visit www.lakeoswego.city/LibraryVisioning or email LibraryVisioning@lakeoswego.city August 2023 Check out your Library! www.lakeoswego.city/Library Library Visioning Project Update To support the Lake Oswego City Council’s goal to determine the long-term needs of the Lake Oswego Public Library, the City launched a Library Visioning Process. The goals of the visioning process were: • Create a shared community vision for the future of Lake Oswego Public Library • Understand residents' current and future needs for library services, facilities, and amenities • Determine the Library’s role to address community challenges and meet emerging needs From January to May, we had interviews with over 100 key informants, four Task Force sessions, four focus groups, five community forums, and 2,790 survey responses and 184 additional comments. Thank you to everyone who participated! Through the data collected, community feedback, and work of the Library Visioning Task Force, a framework was created. This framework, summarized below, defines the community values related to the Library, the desired roles of the Library, and outlines desired attributes of a physical space to support that vision. The framework will help the City with decisions related to expanding and investing in Library services, programs, and amenities in alignment with the community’s vision. Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library 706 Fourth Street Lake Oswego OR 97034 Main Number: 503-636-7628 www.LOPL.org TEN Cool Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with a Library Card You may think the Library is only a place for books, but we offer WAY more than just books! TEN Cool Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with a Library Card: Download e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines Plant a garden with our seed library Check out CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, and 4K movies Stream movies at home through the Kanopy app! Learn about your heritage with the Library’s subscription to Ancestry.com Check out a Kindle loaded with Oregon Battle of the Books titles Visit local museums, gardens and other attractions for free with Cultural Pass Express Learn a new language using Mango Languages Go star gazing with our portable telescope from the Library of Things collection Have a beer and learn some Oregon history with our Pints from the Past series Questions on how to use all these great perks? Contact 503-636-7628 to reach a friendly staff member! Library of Things “Library of Things” collection: an array of unique but useful items available for checkout, ranging from seasonal cake pans to musical instruments. Rather than purchase a food dehydrator that a household might use only once per year, it can be borrowed seasonally from the Library. Before you purchase a small appliance based on reviews alone, why not try it out first? All you need is a library card to borrow from the collection. Visit www.lakeoswego.city/library, scan the QR code for the full list of Library of Things, or call the Library for details! Some of our top borrowed items: • DVD-to-VHS converter • Sewing machine • Digital film and slide scanner • Air Fryer • Wi-Fi Hotspot • Dash robot • Bird watching kit Some of staff’s favorite finds: • Toddler busy boards • Karaoke machine • Ice cream maker • Snow shoes • Children’s metal detector • Electric Leaf Blower • Color correcting glasses for color blindness Download the LINCC app today to manage your account and put these amazing things on hold. Available in app stores for Android and Apple devices (click links or search for "LINCC Mobile"). The Library Rover is back and popping up all over Lake Oswego! New to Rover? Rover is the Lake Oswego Public Library’s mobile pop-up library, designed to meet your needs on the go! Visitors can sign up for library cards, browse and check out popular materials for all ages, learn about resources and services at the Library, and connect with library staff. We look forward to popping up soon in a neighborhood near you! Rover has been busy on the go this summer, but we still have many more events left. We hope to see you there! Lakeridge Middle School Join Rover at Lakeridge Middle School between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: • Thursday, August 3 • Thursday, August 17 Westlake Park Join Rover at Westlake Park between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on the following dates: • Tuesday, August 8 • Tuesday, August 22 Luscher Farm Join Rover at Luscher Farm between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: • Saturday, September 16 • Saturday, October 14 Check out our full list of Library of Things items. 1 2 8 10 9 6 4 7 5 3