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It’s Story TIME @ your library

IT’S STORY TIME @ your library

TODDLERS: Wednesdays 11 – 11:30

PRE-SCHOOL: Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 or Thursdays 11 am – noon

EARLY READER: Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 (children kindergarten and older)

Programs begin Wednesday, September 13th
Call Julie at 541-347-3221 for more information.

Ocean Crest students can make arrangements to ride the school bus to the library for the Thursday after school program. Children should be picked up at the library by 4:45

CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF THE BANDON PUBLIC LIBRARY

CELEBRATE A CENTURY!

BANDON PUBLIC LIBRARY  –   Sept 16th 1 to 3

LIVE MUSIC by OLD TIME FIDDLERS!    SILENT AUCTION!    CAKE & PUNCH!    TULIP the MINIATURE PIG for petting!     SIDEWALK CHALK & FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS!

FUN EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS PROVIDED BY:
Coquille Tribe
Bandon Historical Museum
Shoreline Education for Awareness
Washed Ashore
Bandon Good Earth Community Garden
Coast Guard Station
Wild River Coast Alliance
Cyber Lynx-Computer Literacy
Bandon Library Friends

Bandon Public Library began to Educate, Entertain and Enrich the lives of Bandon residents in 1914. In honor of those who came before us, in celebration of today and in recognition of the role we all play for tomorrow, please join us in coming together at the Bandon library. (more…)

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

Be prepared for viewing the solar eclipse taking place on August 21st, 2017.

Free Eclipse Shades safe for direct solar viewing and handouts with eclipse information will be distributed at the Bandon Public Library on Saturday, August 12th between 1 and 3 pm.  If you simply can not be here on the 12th please stop by the library the following week to pick up information and safety glasses while supplies last.

We will see you at the Bandon Public Library throughout the summer!

Seaweed Seminar

Seaweed Seminar at Bandon Public Library July 24th 10-11 am followed by Q & A

This seminar is presented by Dan Sawyer of Bandon, Oregon.
-Learn to Identify Six Local Seaweeds
-Where and How to Harvest Seaweed
-Demonstrations of How to Process Your Own
-Understand Nutritional Content of Seaweed
*This seminar offers and optional seaweed identification walk in Port Orford Tuesday morning July 25th.

Please join us for this coastal exploration!

“Your next beach walk won’t be the same. Great seminar.” Katherine Q.

Library2go Classes – Your Free Digital Library

Library2go classes teach you how to use this library service to check out and download digital books and audio books onto your tablet, smart phone or laptop.  Bring your portable device and library card if you want to load the app for use.  For Apple devices you may need your Apple Store ID and password.

This service is free and requires only your Coos County library card.

July 27            Thursday   2 pm

August 24        Thursday   2 pm

September 21  Thursday    5 pm

For information on additional free computer classes contact cyberlynxoregon.org  or call 541-236-2038

 

CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAMS

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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.

***** SUMMER READING PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY JUNE 28TH*********

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.

*********************************SPECIAL EVENTS*************************

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.

 

 

AMP professional testing at Bandon Library.

 

goAMP.comThe Bandon Public Library offers professionals the chance to advance their careers and certifications through the  Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP)computerized assessment center network.  Testing is available locally, no more driving to San Francisco, Portland, Seattle.  Test in Bandon, Oregon, save your time, energy, and money you can get certified right here in Bandon.

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.