Our Digital Collection Just Got Bigger: Read Magazines Online with Zinio for Libraries!

Zinio - The World's Largest NewstandThe library is excited to announce the launch of Zinio for Libraries, an online collection of more than fifty popular magazines! Starting today, anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete color issues of many of the nation’s most popular periodicals to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. The collection spans a variety of genres and includes such titles as Newsweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, ESPN, and much more!

Here’s how to start browsing and downloading magazines today:

1. First, have your library card ready. You’ll need the number on the back of your card to create your Zinio account. You can click on the Zinio banner on the side bar or find it, or you can find the banner on our Collections page. This will take you to Zinio’s login screen.

2. Once you are on Zinio’s login screen, click on “Create New Account” in the upper right hand corner. A box will appear asking for your library card number. Enter the number on the back of your library card, omitting any spaces between the numbers. Once you’ve entered your library card number, Zinio will ask for your name, an email address and password to be associated with the account. A personal email address is required to create a Zinio account.

3. Select “Curry County Libraries- Oregon” from the dropdown menu of available libraries. Click “Continue.”

If you plan on only viewing magazines on a desktop computer, then you are ready to start downloading! However, if you plan on reading your magazines on a smartphone or tablet, Zinio’s app must be downloaded to your device.

Downloading Zinio on an Android or Apple device:

You can find instructions on downloading Zinio’s app for a variety of devices below. Simply click on one of the links below to view instructions specific to your smartphone or tablet:

Logging onto your Zinio app:

When you open your Zinio app on a smartphone or tablet, it will ask you to log in. Follow the instructions below to log in to the library’s collection:

1. Select “United States” as the country.

2. Select “Maryland” as the state. This is because multiple libraries across the country use this magazine collection, not just libraries in Oregon.

3. Select “Popular 50eMagazine Collection” as the library name.

4. Enter your email and password.

If you need additional help downloading or using Zinio, please visit our reference or circulation desk—our staff is happy to assist you!

 We hope you enjoy this new service!  


Coming June 27th: A Talk on the History of the St. George Reef Lighthouse

At 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27th, Guy Towers will be giving a presentation on the history of Crescent City’s St. George Reef Lighthouse. Beginning from the lighthouse’s construction in 1883 to its deactivation in 1975, Mr. Towers will present listeners with in-depth details on the lighthouse’s operations throughout its nearly one-hundred year history. At the end of the event, Mr. Towers will be signing copies of his new book, The St. George Reef Lighthouse, which will be available for sale.

Guy Towers is an author and the founder of the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society. The Society, formed in 1986, advocates for and works for the preservation of this unique historical site. For more information, please click this link to download a flyer.

This event will take place in the library’s large meeting room and is free for all who attend. We hope to see you there!


June 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

The Friends of the Library and the library itself wishes to thank the community for all your support during the Azalea Festival book sale. Thank you also to the many volunteers who helped set up and sort books for the sale, and those who helped during the sale. Thank you to everyone who purchased books during the sale. Proceeds from the Friends book sale support our adult programs and our many children’s activities throughout the year.

For those in our community who know about and are interested in the plight of the endangered Monarch butterfly population, here is some news for you. On Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. we will have a special presentation, “Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s bring Monarch Butterflies back to Southern Oregon.” Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what folks can do to create pollinator habitat and monarch waystations. Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create a “milkweed railroad” along their migration routes. Attendees will learn to grow native milkweed species, which are the only food for monarch caterpillars.

Tom Landis is a forester who retired after thirty years of working as a nursery specialist for the U.S. Forest Service. With the change from commercial forestry to ecosystem management, Tom became more interested in propagating all types of native plants for restoration purposes. On moving to the Rogue Valley, he saw just a few monarch butterflies each year and assumed they weren’t that common.  When he found out that western monarch populations had crashed, he decided to use his nursery training to propagate milkweed and other nectar plants to bring monarchs back to the Rogue Valley.

This is a free program and all are welcome who are interested in this type of restoration of wildlife.

The Gardening & Community series continues on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. with “The Buzz on Bees” with Russ Rose and on Saturday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. “Container Gardening” with Cliff Bennett of Chet’s Garden Center.

Here is news from the children’s librarian, Linda Mulvany. Story Time resumes on June 3 – Wednesdays at 10:30AM. Come join the fun. Stories for the month: June 3 – Turtles, June 10 – Dream Worlds, June 17 – Dads, June 24 – Barnyard Antics.

After school arts and crafts is finished for the year. This program will resume in September.

Summer Reading Program activities at the library run June 22 – August 6. There will be a weekly drop-off program with activities for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall. There will be two afternoon workshops for teens. There are reading challenges for teens and preschool children to earn prizes with their summer reading.

Registration is required for the elementary program and the teen workshops. For more information, check our Facebook page and our website (chetcolibrary.org) or stop by the library to pick up flyers and registration forms.

We have a special summer event on June 26 at 1:00PM for families and other interested folks. International Reptile Rescue will be presenting a Safari Adventure Program with live reptiles.

Some new books recently added to the fiction collection are:

Beach Town, by Mary Kay Andrews.  Complications arise when a Hollywood location scout tries to arrange a shoot in a Florida Gulf Coast town.

The Forgotten Room, by Lincoln Child.  Probing a death, the “enigmatologist” Jeremy Logan discovers a hidden room at the Newport estate where a dangerous experiment took place.

Dry Bones, by Craig Johnson.  Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates the death of a Cheyenne rancher on whose property a valuable dinosaur skeleton was found.

God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison.  Her mother’s rejection shapes the life of a dark-skinned woman who is successful in business but personally unhappy.

The Bone Tree, by Greg Iles.  In the second book of a trilogy, following Natchez Burning, the prosecutor Penn Cage comes up against the K.K.K.

New non-fiction books among those added to the collection are:

The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.  The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies, by David Fisher.  Stories of the American West; a companion volume to the Fox News series.

Dead Wake, by Erik Larson.  The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German-made torpedo in 1915; by the author of The Devil in the White City.

It’s a Long Story, by Willie Nelson and David Ritz.  The country music star discusses his life’s journey, from selling encyclopedias to professional fame.

The Quartet, by Joseph J. Ellis.  How Washington, Hamilton, Jay and Madison created the Constitution.

Four artists present the June art show in the large meeting room titled “Del Norte Four – Artwork.”  They are Cathy Dean, Linda Elmore, Pauline Holmes and Arlene Krogstad.

The display case in the Lobby has a great array of kites and information about the upcoming Kite Show July 17 – 19, 2015.

A little advance notice that the library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  It will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 6.

June 2, 2015

Vi Lovejoy

Coming June 26th: Meet Reptiles Up Close with International Reptile Rescue!

On June 26th, children are invited to learn about turtles and tortoises with International Reptile Rescue! In addition to an educational presentation, children will get to meet a variety of reptiles and insects, including Feather Boa the snake, Larry the lizard, Teresa Tarantula, Scarlet Scorpion, and many more! Children who attend will also receive a reptile necklace, as well as turtle coloring pages.

The presentation starts at 1:00 p.m. in the large meeting room and will last for approximately one hour. This event does not require pre-registration and is open to the public. For more information, please call Linda at (541) 469-7738.

About Interational Reptile Rescue

Operating since the 1970’s, International Reptile Rescue, formerly known as Hart’s Reptile World, is a rescue agency and educational group based in Canby, Oregon. The group’s goal is to educate young people about the “not-so-scary” aspects of reptiles, to help families determine which reptiles do and do not make good pets, and to highlight conservation. To learn more about International Reptile Rescue, please visit hartsreptileworld.com

Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s Bring Monarch Butterflies Back to Southern Oregon!


Join us in the library’s large meeting room at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, for a special program on monarch butterflies. Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what people can do to create pollinator habitats and monarch waystations.

Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create “milkweed railroad” along the butterflies’ migration routes. Attendees will learn how to grow native milkweed species, which are the only source of food for monarch caterpillars.

Attendees will receive seeds for locally adapted milkweed (while supplies last), as well as chances to win surprise gifts. This program is free to the public and everyone is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

Dragon Theater Puppets Returns to the Library July 9th!

DragonTheaterPuppetsWe are excited to announce the return of Dragon Theater Puppets for a special Summer Reading Program event! This year, Dragon Theater will be presenting “Home Grown Heroes,” a special performance that teaches kids the values of creativity and teamwork, stressing the importance of the everyday heroes in our lives. After the show, children will have the opportunity to make their own superheroes.

This event takes place on Thursday, July 9th, at 2:00 pm in the large meeting room. This event will last approximately one hour. Children of all ages are invited, and this event is free for the public to attend.


Summer Programs for Teens

This summer the library is offering a creative workshop for teens. The workshop is free but registration is required to participate.

Personalized Journals: July 8th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Teens are invited to personalize a journal with their favorite quotes and images using multimedia collage. Journals will be provided, although students are welcome to bring their own. Students must register for this workshop by Wednesday, June 24th.

Summer Reading Program 2015: For Grades 1-6

Every Hero Has a Story! Join us June 23rd through August 6th to learn about the heroes of our world.

 The Summer Reading Program is a seven-week afternoon program at the library for children who are entering grades 1-6 next fall. Every week we will explore different aspects of heroes with stories, guest performances, activities, and crafts. 

Grades 1-3 will meet in the large meeting room on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Grades 4-6 will meet in the large meeting room Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

This program is free, but due to limited space, registration for this program is required. Registration forms and program brochures are available at the front desk of the library.

Weekly Themes:

Each week, students will learn about different types of heroes, and what sort of qualities make a person a hero. Students can look forward to stories and activities about the following themes:

June 23rd & 25th: Tall Tale Heroes

June 30th & July 2: The Hero in You

July 7th: Superheroes (For Grades 1-3)

July 14th & 16th: Animal Heroes

July 21st & 23rd: Community Heroes

July 30th: Superheroes (For Grades 4-6)

August 4th & 6th: Heroes of the Ocean

Reading Logs and Prizes:

Children will be encouraged to read at home and return a reading log every week for special prizes from our treasure chest.

Summer Reading Program 2015: For Preschool Children

Preschool Summer Reading Program

This summer, preschool children and their parents are invited to take part in the library’s “Path to Reading Program.” Beginning June 24th, this free seven-week program encourages parents to read regularly to their young children for the chance to win weekly prizes.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Pick up a “Path to Reading” log at the front desk of the library.

2. Starting June 24th, begin to fill out the “stepping stones” on the reading log. Read one book to your child for every stepping stone. Your child earns a sticker for every book completed and wins prizes along the way. Finish the path, and the child earns a ticket for our end-of-summer lottery—a chance to win a movie and pizza night for the whole family!

To earn prizes:

Bring your reading log to Story Time each Wednesday for your child to earn their stickers and prizes. Children are eligible to earn one prize per week. 

When your child’s “Path to Reading” log is complete, bring it to Story Time to receive a ticket for the end-of-summer lottery. The drawing for the movie and pizza night will be held August 6th. The winner of the drawing will be contacted by phone by the Children’s Librarian.