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AMP professional testing at Bandon Library.

 

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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!

LONGMIRE LIVES

Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series of mystery books, visited the  Bandon Library on Monday April 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

The event was sponsored by the Bandon Library and the Friends of the Bandon Library.  It was free to attend and over 150 people did. Craig proved to be as wonderful at speaking as he is at writing.  He amused and amazed everyone and nobody wanted him to leave.  We all want him to come back again soon.

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 really enjoying this expansion, and from the amount of materials moving through our system, everyone is enjoying all the Libraries.

We have a great DVD collection!

New movies are always being added to our extensive DVD catalog, so check back often. Any Coastline card holder can place holds on our collection and the items can be transported to the Coastline library of your choice for easy pickup!

About Bandon Library

Bandon Public Library
1204 11th St SW
Bandon OR 97411

phone: (541) 347-3221
fax: (541) 347-9363

The Bandon Library is a member of Coastline, the Coos County Library Service District. We currently have seven public access internet computers. You may come in to use them on a day-to-day first come first served basis for 90 minutes a day.  There is a charge of 10 cents per page for any printouts. We also have a photocopier (10 cents a copy).  We also have  wireless internet access.

Through a nationwide Interlibrary-loan program, we can search for books that are not available in the county system. This is really quite a resource if you are looking for out of print books or rarer materials.

 

Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:30- 7:00
  • Wednesday 10:30- 7:00
  • Thursday 10:30- 7:00
  • Friday 10:30 – 5:00
  • Saturday 10:30 – 5:00
  • Sunday Closed