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Visit Local Libraries This Summer and You Could Win a Prize

Visit Local Libraries This Summer and You Could Win a Prize

The WCCLS Passport is back! Collect stamps from June 1 to August 31.
Illustrated map of the Washington County libraries

This summer, we're bringing back the WCCLS Passport! We invite you to travel locally and have fun exploring all of Washington County’s 16 library locations. Participate in the WCCLS Passport program and you could even win a prize!

Here's a rave review from one of last year's winners: I enjoyed traveling to all the libraries in the WCCLS, not one of them was a plain building full of books as people might presume. Every one of them was unique and directly reflected the communities they served from the architecture to the community offerings. I never knew what I would find at my next stop, from a cozy communal reading room with a fireplace to seed banks and creators labs. It opened my eyes to what our modern library system can do for the community and I can't wait to go back and revisit some of the locations ... just as soon as I finish this stack of borrowed books. – Nikki U., 2022 WCCLS Passport participant and winner.

Teen using the Glowforge in the makerspace at the libraryIdeas for what to do at the library

Small and mighty, big and bright, each library has something different to offer. Get ready to discover what makes each one unique.*

  • Attend an event.
  • Check out an item besides a book – a board game, DVD, something from the Library of Things.
  • Get creative in the makerspace.
  • Borrow from the seed library.
  • Ask a friendly librarian that question you can't stop thinking about.
  • Bring a friend who has never visited the library.
  • Sign a kid up for Summer Reading. Everyone up to age 18 can earn a free book.

Courier truck outside a libraryHow to participate

  1. Pick up a passport at your local library. Patrons of all ages are welcome to participate.
  2. Get a stamp at every location you visit from June 1 through Aug. 31.
  3. When you’re done, neatly write down your name, contact info, home library, and number of stamps collected in the space provided.
  4. Cut and return the slip to any Washington County library by Aug. 31, 2023, to be entered into a random prize drawing.

Prizes and eligibilityTote bag that says: Washington County Libraries adventure responsibly

  • 16 patrons (1 from each library) who collect at least 1 passport stamp will win a WCCLS tote bag and WCCLS swag. 
  • 8 patrons who collect at least 1 passport stamp will win a WCCLS tote bag, WCCLS swag, and $10 gift card to Dutch Bros Coffee.
  • 8 patrons who collect at least 2 passport stamps will win a WCCLS tote bag, WCCLS swag, and $25 gift card to Powell's Books.
  • 2 patrons who collect all 16 passport stamps will win a WCCLS tote bag, WCCLS swag, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the WCCLS warehouse in Hillsboro. You and a guest will get to meet staff, see the book sorter in action, and climb aboard the courier truck!

Limit one passport entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted in September. Library staff, board members and their families are not eligible for prizes, but they can still collect passport stamps. Giveaway is not sponsored.

*Not all services listed above are available at all 16 locations. That's why you should visit them all!