Newsletter December 2018

Chetco Community Public Library LogoBy Julie Retherford

Thank you to the Friends of the Library!

We want to thank the Friends of the Library and our community for another successful book sale.  Our Friends of the Library board chair, Tony Parrish, and all of the Book Sale volunteers worked so hard to put the sale together. They raised nearly $5,000 for the library.  We are grateful for the work they do because it helps us do the work we do! The Friends of the Library are looking for people to volunteer for the book store, future book sales, and possible other leadership roles in the future. If you think you may be interested in getting involved, stop by the library and talk to Julie and she’ll put you in touch with the right person.

Holiday Contest: Unwrap a Great Read is Back!

Looking for a reason to refresh your reading list? Need a new author in your life? Enter our Unwrap a Great Read contest this holiday season! During the month of December, a collection of wrapped books for adults and children will be on display by the front desk. Each book will have a tag with clues about the book’s subject or plot—but you won’t know what you’re getting until you unwrap the book at checkout! You may be rewarded if you decide to Unwrap a Great Read—any patron who checks a book out from this display will have their name entered in a drawing to win a new Echo Dot Smart Speaker!  The second-place winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and the third-place winner will receive a $25 Fred Meyer Gift Card. Winners will be drawn and contacted at 4:30pm on Friday December 21. One entry is allowed per person per day.

Help us learn about you!

As we look forward to next year and beyond, we want to hear from you! Over the next few weeks, we are asking the community to answer a series of simple questions for us.  If you stop by the library, please take the time to jot down your answer and stick it up on the glass by the circulation desk where the questions are posted.  We will use your answers as we look to how best serve our community.  Your answers do not have to relate to the library—just answer honestly. If you don’t come to the library, we would still love to hear from you!  You can email Julie at with answers to the following three questions: What do you value most about our community? What one thing would make your life easier? What one thing do you wish you knew how to do? 

Family Events

Miss Linda is holding a Youth Volunteer Round-Up Day on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 1pm. Both kids and adults are encouraged to apply. Come in and fill out an application, and she’ll be doing on-the-spot interviews. 

Library Holiday Party with Santa!, December 21st, 5:30-7:30pm.  We are getting together to enjoy the spirit of friends and family, and we’d like to share it with you.  Santa will be here! We will have storytelling, games for kids, refreshments, an ugly sweater contest, and prizes. 

Youth Events

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Play and Learn is a NEW organized play group for children ages 0-5 and the people who take care of them. Children and their caregivers play together, and the facilitator will help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play, and what you can do at home to help them grow and learn. Play and Learn is sponsored by Southwestern Community College.

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. (NO Story Time on 12/5 or 12/26.) Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room. Santa will be visiting our December 19th Storytime!  

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. (NO Tech Know on 12/26.) In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. (NO STEAM on 12/27.) Our after-school STEAM program meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

Adult Events

Poetry Slam. Saturday, December 8th, 3pm. Come celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word at our Winter Community Poetry Slam! Performers may bring their own poetry or recite a poem by their favorite poet. Sign up to perform at the door. Enter to win poetry-themed door prizes!

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website,***