Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

bbw16webad600x400Dora Public Library respects your freedom to read by providing access to a diverse collection of materials. Our Trustees defend the rights of all library users to choose the materials they want to read, to avoid those they do not, and to allow others to make the same choices.

This annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information. Join the celebration by stopping in to view our display and pick up your banned books button.

Friends of the Library at Harvest Festival

The Friends of the Dora Library will be at the Myrtle Point Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24th. You can find them on Spruce next to Cherry Creek Floral.

Along with their offriendsfering of pies, jams, and other baked goods, they have a nice selection of hand crafted products. This group takes pride in their work . A couple of new editions this year are beautiful note book covers, and microwave tortilla warmers. Please stop by and support their efforts as they support us. Your purchases at events such as this allowed this group to donate over $2000 to the library last year.

Summer Reading Program Update


August 8th marked the conclusion of our 2016 Summer Reading Program.

It was a fun filled day beginning with a live performance by well known juggler, Rhys Thomas. Mr. Thomas was very entertaining and brought his love of books into the program pointing out how teaching himself to juggle by reading a book has taken him all over the world.We appreciate the opportunity to host a program such as this. Funding was provided by a grant from the Oregon College Savings Fund through the Oregon State Library.




After the program, we had a prize party for the Summer Reading participants. They used the points they had collected by reading and completing reading logs to “purchase” prizes. Everyone went away a winner, but not before they enjoyed lunch of pizza and cake.

Steve Laird did a great job providing fun and programming for the Dora kids this year. He had children from age 2 to 12 at the weekly programs. We hope he agrees to coordinate the program again next year.


Summer Reading for Adults

Exercise your mind

Our reading group for adults, self titled the Dora Bookies, meets twice a month at the library for some great conversation. Today, the group shared their experiences in celebrating Audio Book Month. They were asked to listen to an audio book and discuss the differences between reading and listening, including the impact of the specific reader on the audio experience.

We transitioned from our regular group meeting to kickoff the Summer Reading Program, Exercise Your Mind. Read!. We discussed the importance of proper hydration to a healthy mind and body. Of course, we stayed on that topic only briefly. It was a great time as always.

We invite you to join us for the fun as we continue with this interesting theme when we next meet on Monday, July 25th at 1pm.