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ABOUT COOS COUNTY’S LIBRARY SYSTEM

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 looking forward to this expansion with great anticipation.

CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAMS

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~~~~~~~~~~STARTING September 14th ~~~~~~~~~

Drop-IN Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays 11-11:30 a.m. No registration required

Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – noon

Early Reader Program: Thursdays 3:30 -4:30 p.m. (Kindergarten and older)

THERE ARE NO FEES TO PARTICIPATE!

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JULIE AT 541-347-3221.

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.

 

 

 

Welcome

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

National Library Week 2017

National Library Week (April 9 – 15, 2017) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2017 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform.” Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy will serve as this year’s National Library Week Honorary Chair.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate every year in National Library Week.

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 www.cooslibraries.org/content/elibrary. 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.

 


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 doors, to the right. 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!