5/8/20 Regular Board Meeting

The Chetco Library Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting tomorrow, Friday 5/8, at 9am in the library’s large meeting room. Due to meeting size restrictions, if you would like to attend or if you’d like to submit any comments for the public comment portion of the board meeting, please email contact@chetcolibrary.org.

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Chetco Community Public Library District to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held in the large meeting room of the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St. Brookings, OR and streamed online. The meeting will take place on April 24, 2020 at 9:00am. The streaming link will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limited space will be available for public attendance. We request public comments be submitted ahead of time to contact@chetcolibrary.org or by mail to 405 Alder St. Brookings, OR 97415. If you wish to attend to comment during the meeting, email us or call 541-469-7738 to make arrangements to attend. Only those who contact us ahead of time will be admitted to the meeting, but anyone will be able to view the streaming meeting online.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 15, 2020 at www.chetcolibrary.org at any time or on Fred Meyer’s bulletin board at 325 5th St. Brookings, OR 97415 during their open hours.

To view the budget documents, CLICK HERE.

Coronavirus Plan

Dear library users,

The Governor’s office has issued recommendations for mitigating the impact of the virus. These recommendations include closing all public schools, cancelling many events, and maintaining a social distance of three feet whenever possible. The Chetco Community Public Library Board of Directors and I believe that now is the time to support our State’s efforts in minimizing potential spread.

Effective Monday, March 16th – Friday April 10th, all events and meeting room reservations at the Chetco Community Public Library are cancelled. Public hours are reduced to Monday – Saturday, 1pm – 6pm.  

Please be assured–we are not panicking. We have researched the science and are confident that COVID-19 is mild for most people who get it. However, we also recognize that it is potentially dangerous for some seniors and those who are high risk. We want to protect them, and we do not want our dedicated healthcare professionals to become overwhelmed with patients and unable to provide the best treatment possible to those who truly need it.

Also beginning Monday, the Friends of the Library Bookstore in the Annex will be closed, and we will be closing half of our public computers to allow for more social distancing. We’ll disinfect computers between each use, and limit computer session length as needed to meet demand. All communal toys and games are being disinfected and put away. We will not be accepting any magazine or book donations. Health professionals say washing your hands (for 20 seconds) is the best option, so we will make sure soap dispensers are full, and we ask that you wash your hands frequently. We’ll also make hand sanitizer available to you while supplies last. If you are sick, please refrain from coming to the library. 

To make using the library as safe as we can for you, we are offering curbside delivery of materials during our new adjusted hours–just go online or call us to place items on hold. When you receive notice that your items have arrived, come to the library, park in a front parking spot, and give us a call with your library card handy. We’ll pull your items and bring them out to you. 

Our online resources will continue to be available, including hoopla and Library2Go, where you can checkout free e-books and audiobooks. Learn more about our online resources at our website. If you need help getting set up with those resources, give us a call or stop by during open hours. 

We thank you all so much for your support. We will continue to watch the situation and research the facts, and we will adjust accordingly. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for any changes or updates. We’ll be back up and running at full capacity as soon as we feel we can safely do so. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to use by email (contact@chetcolibrary.org), phone (541-469-7738), or even on Facebook chat. We’ll help you however we can.

Stay well, 

Julie Retherford, Library Director
Chetco Community Public Library
405 Alder St., Brookings, OR 97415
julie@chetcolibrary.org

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

We have created a new page where you can access all available board meeting minutes and agendas. New minutes are not added until they are approved at the next board meeting. If you would like a copy of the draft minutes, you may request them by emailing a public records request to contact@chetcolibrary.org or by filling out our contact form.

To view agendas and minutes, hover over the About Us tab at the top right of the page, click on Board of Directors in the drop down. From there, click on Agendas & Minutes.

Board Meeting Notice

The Chetco Library Board of Directors will have their regular monthly meeting with an executive session to discuss personnel matters on Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m. in the Library Annex at 402 Alder St., Brookings.

Board Meeting

The Chetco Community Public Library District will have its regular monthly board meeting on Friday, April 12 at 9am in the Library Annex, located at 402 Alder St., Brookings. The meeting will include an Executive Session and Resolution 18-19-02 Amending the 2018-2019 Budget.

April 12, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda