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Welcome to the Bandon Public Library on the beautiful Oregon coast. Let us blow you away with all you can see and do.

Food for Fines 2017

Bandon public Library will be hosting Food for fines will be December 12 through 16th, 2017
Support you Library as we collect food for our local Bandon Food Bank.  For each item of food that you bring to Library your fines will be reduced by $1.00.  These are fines only, not lost or damage charges.  Items that can be accepted are 6 oz or larger nuts, canned fish, meats. 8 oz or larger peanut butter, dried beans, powdered milk. 13 oz or larger canned fruits/vegetables, chili, soup, canned beans, pasta sauces. 20 oz or larger hot & cold cereals, package pastas (no ramen-type), crackers, cooling oil. 5 lf bags of sugar, flour & rice. All items must have original labels , have future expiration date, and be in good condition.


Surprise benefit of watching DVD’s

Did you know that watching DVD’s with closed captioning on also increases language skills?  Closed captioning is great for non-English speakers, hearing impaired and children. Speaking of languages, check out our Coastline Libraries website Mango is a great way to learn a new language and is free using your Library card.  Also free are car repair and small engine repair online using your Library card at Don’t miss the free genealogy search website if you have a curiosity about your own history.  So much to learn, see and do your Library can take you there and you never have to leave your chair.


Lego Time is the First Saturday of every month from 2:00-4:00. Children ages 4-102 are welcome to come and create and stretch their imaginations.

Adult coloring is the Second Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00. Adults can bring their creativity and relax while they color with our supplies, or bring their own.  Over the summer, CBS News did a story on adult coloring books and the meetups that have sprung up as a result of the craze. “It’s almost hypnotic — the scratching of the pencil on the page; you’re creating something beautiful that you might not do under other circumstances,” Jean Roberts told CBS News.  Last April, Roberts posted a message on Facebook inviting other adults to color with her. That led to the creation of the Cornwall Coloring Club, a monthly group that sips, shades and socializes. The goal is to unplug from the digital and immerse in the analog. Some experts say they’ve found evidence that coloring does have specific health benefits. Coloring engages both sides of the brain and it’s been shown to reduce blood pressure and relieve stress.





Lego Time is the First Saturday of every month from 2:00-4:00. Children ages 4-102 are welcome to come and create and stretch their imaginations.


DROP-IN TODDLER/PRESCHOOL: No registration required. Wednesdays 11-11:30 a.m.

PRESCHOOL: Must be 4,5 or 6 years old. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Either Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. SPACE IS LIMITED!.

EARLY READER: Must be entering 2nd grade or older. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Either Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 3-4:30 p.m. SPACE IS LIMITED.

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SATURDAY JUNE 24TH AWARD WINNING STORYTELLERS – Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke 3-4:00 “Build a Better World”. In the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.

Wednesday, . July 12 at 11-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30p.m.also & Thursday July 13th at1-2:30 or 3-4:30 p.m.:

Smoky Bear visits the Bandon Public Library.

SATURDAY JULY 22ND AT 2:00 P.M. WORLD FAMOUS JUGGLER CHARLIE BROWN will entertain all in the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.

Saturday August 5th at 10:30 a.m. the amazing MUSEUM of NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY from the University of Oregon will entertain Children of all ages in the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.



Browse our Neverending Book Sale

The Neverending Book Sale is a source of high-quality hardbacks and paperbacks, along with a few media items. An ongoing part of Bandon Library, it is stocked by the Bandon Library Friends and Foundation volunteers. You can find it just inside the main library doort. Most items are $1.00. Nothing costs over $5.00. Funds raised from this sale support library projects. Give it a try. You’re bound to find something you like!


Coos County’s library system is unique in the state of Oregon. Most libraries have a central library and branches. They are funded from their county’s General Fund. Our system is a cooperative of 8 public libraries and the Extended Services office, all funded through a dedicated tax base. Money from property taxes goes into a common pot and then is divided among all the libraries. This means that all taxpayers “own” all of the libraries. This money can only be used for library operations, staff and material. It cannot be used for new building construction or maintenance.

The system works well because each library remains a city library and accountable to the citizens of its area. At the same time we share our collections, have a common library card, catalog and fines system and plan collective grants and projects that benefit us all. The system works seamlessly, has low overhead with no central headquarters, and stays responsive to local needs. It’s a very good system and we take pride in it.

March 2017 the 5 Libraries of Curry County joined the 8 Coos County Libraries.  We will share books, DVD’s, CD’s, magazines, all these materials will be available for you to put on hold and have them brought to Bandon for your reading, listening and viewing pleasure.  We are really enjoying this expansion, and from the amount of materials moving through our system, everyone is enjoying all the Libraries.