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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.

Summer Reading Program 2016

Get in the Game ReadOur Summer Reading Program for 2016  is sure to be great fun. Children will be encouraged to continue reading through the summer and given an opportunity to earn points for reading. Points may be redeemed for prizes at the Prize Party. Children attending summer reading events may also enter to win a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan account.

Staff member, Steve Laird, will be presenting programs beginning Monday, June 27th at 11 am at the library.

Program Schedule:

June 27: Kickoff!  Library Games                                     July 18: Score the Extra Point

July 5: Fuel Your Engine                                                 July 25: The Winning Move

July 11: Rolling Along                                                     August 1: Paper Chase

On August 8th, the program will conclude with a live Jugglemania performance by Rhys Thomas at 11 am, followed by the Prize Party.

All programs are free of charge and open to children of all abilities. Programs are sponsored, in part, by an Oregon Ready to Read grant and the Oregon College Savings Plan.


Re-Enroll in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program

Re-Enroll in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program


First, We would like to thank all of you who have enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. Our library has received nearly $300 since the program began. That may not seem like much, but this supplement to our small budget allows us the opportunity to provide programming or purchase additional materials to the benefit our our community.

We are grateful to Fred Meyer for making this available to us.

If you signed up in the past, you received an email recently to re-enroll. We encourage you to take the time to visit their website and complete your re-enrollment so we may continue to reap the rewards of this program. If you still have the email there is a link provided or simply visit

Log in and re-link to the Dora Public Library ( #81885)

If you haven’t yet registered your Fred Meyer Rewards card:
It’s a simple process:

Sign up by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Dora Public Library using our group number 81885 at

The more people that are linked to our group number, the more money we receive. Once you sign up, there is nothing more for you to do except use your Rewards card at checkout.

You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

If you don’t have a rewards card they are available at the Customer Service desk.

Author J.A. Jance Is Coming Soon!

Have you read or listened to the featured book, “Dance of the Bones“, yet?

The reading group for adults, the Dora Bookies, are very excited about the upcoming programs. We are planning to travel together in groups to the Myrtle Point event on Thursday, May 12. Dinner will probably be on the agenda too. If you would like to join us, give us a call to add your name to the list.


Summer Reading Begins June 27th

Steve Laird  will be conducting Summer Reading programs* for children and teens. Programs will be held at the Dora Center on Mondays at 11 am , beginning June 27th.

All programs are free of charge and open to children of all abilities.

An adult program will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 1 pm,  beginning June 27th through September.


Watch for more details.

*Sponsored, in part, by an Oregon State Library Ready to Read Grant