We’re Hiring! [DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017]

The Chetco Community Public Library is seeking a full-time library assistant. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, this position works the circulation desk and provides a full range of services to youth, parents and caregivers. Salary $12:00-$1600/hr. DOE. 40 hours/week.

Interested applicants will find a link to the full job description and employment application here.

We are accepting applications for this position through July 31, 2017. The Chetco Community Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chetco Library to join Coastline Library Network March 6, 2017

Coastline LibrariesExciting changes are coming to your library! Starting March 6, 2017, Chetco Community Public Library, along with all of the other public libraries in Curry County, will be joining the Coos County Coastline library network.

Beginning March 6, the following public libraries will be included in the Coastline Network:

  • Chetco Community Library
  • Curry Public Library
  • Agness Community Library
  • Port Orford Public Library
  • Langlois Public Library
  • Bandon Public Library
  • Coquille Public Library
  • Myrtle Point Library
  • Powers Library
  • Dora Public Library
  • Coos Bay Public Library
  • North Bend Public Library
  • Lakeside Public Library
  • Southwest Oregon Community College

What does this mean?

A New Catalog: More Items to Choose From

Your library and our website will still look the same, but joining Coastline means we will undergo a major upgrade to our library catalog. For a preview of what the new catalog will look like, please click on the following link: http://catalog.cclsd.org/. This upgrade means that you will be able to request materials using our website from any public library in Coos or Curry County! This joint effort will serve 100,000 people on the Southern Oregon Coast and provide access to over 640,000 library items.

A New Service: Automatic Email Alerts

This new catalog will include many improved online features, including automated email alerts of overdue materials and pickup notices. Email alerts arrive faster and save paper, and are becoming a common service in libraries across the country. The library asks that you help with this change by providing a valid email address along with the number on the back of your library card. Slips with a space for your name, library card number, and email are available at the front desk. You can also email this information to our official library email account, chetcolibrary@gmail.com.

New Lending and Library Card Policies

As part of this transition, the Chetco Community Public Library and the other libraries in the Coastline Library Network were required to agree upon and adjust their lending policies, so that everyone in the network will be borrowing materials under the same rules. Before these changes take effect, we would like all of our patrons to be aware of and prepare for the following changes to our lending and library card policies:

Library Cards for Non-Residents: Beginning March 1, 2017, the cost of library cards for non-residents of the Chetco Community Public Library District will increase from $45.00 to $60.00 a year; a six-month non-resident card will increase from $25.00 to $35.00.

DVD Lending Policy: Beginning March 6, videos and DVDs in all the Coastline Libraries will check out for seven days. Overdue fines will rise from $0.10 per item per day to $1.00 per item per day.

Overdue Fines for All Other Materials: Beginning March 6, all other library materials (including books, audiobooks, and magazines) can still be borrowed for three weeks at a time. The overdue fines for these library materials will increase from $0.10 per item per day to $0.15 per item per day.

Upcoming Library Closures: March 4 and March 6

The library will be closed Saturday, March 4, to allow for the migration of data from our existing library catalog to our new library catalog. The library will be open from 2:00-6:00 pm on Monday, March 6, to allow for additional staff training in the new library catalog system.

Stay tuned for more information on this transition as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we prepare for these changes, and hope you enjoy our new and improved library catalog and expanded services.

Library Closure: March 7th – 20th

ClosedThe library will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 7th. We will reopen on Monday, March 21st.

During this time, we will be replacing the carpet in the large meeting room, portions of the carpet in the main library, and the tile in the lobby.

Library materials can be returned in the library’s book drop, which is located on the Alder Street side of the building at the top of the stairs.

Library cardholders can access the library’s digital resources throughout the closure:

  • Hoopla: Movies, television and music
  • Library2Go: eBooks and audiobooks
  • Zinio: More than 50 popular magazines online
  • Learning Express: Test preparation and job skills training
  • Research databases: Search online for thousands of articles from newspapers, popular magazines, and peer-reviewed journals.

Links to all of our resources may be found on www.chetcolibrary.org by clicking on the “Digital Resources” tab at the top of the page.

Our WiFi connection will be accessible from the parking lot during the closure. The password is “ringneck.”

You may contact the library during this time by leaving a message at 541-469-7738 or by sending an email to chetcolibrary@gmail.com.

Don’t Forget: The Library Annex meeting room will be available for all previously scheduled meetings, and the Friends of the Library Book Store will be open its regular hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm).

The Holiday Booksale is Coming Soon–And We Need Your Help!

TThis November: Holiday Booksale!he Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale is coming up soon! The sale will take place between Thursday, November 12th, and Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, as well as a $2.00 bag sale on Sunday, November 15th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come to the library’s large meeting room on these days to browse through thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, movies, and more at low prices!

But before we open our doors, your help and support is greatly needed to make this event a success. We need volunteers to lend a hand both before and during the sale itself. Set-up and sorting for the sale will occur Monday and Tuesday, November 9th and 10th. If you are available to help on Monday or Tuesday, we will be working from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you can work during the sale as a cashier or helper, please contact Tony at 541-469-0551 or Susana at 541-469-7738. You may also come to the library to sign up. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board next to the computer room.

Whether you arrive as a volunteer or as a book-browser, don’t forget to mark your calendars for this holiday tradition! We hope to see you there!

New Meet the Author Program Starts October 21st: Featuring Local Author Annie Hale!

FairlaneFriends of the Library will host an Open House on Wednesday, October 21st, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Library Annex. Local author, Annie Hale, will read from and discuss her recent book, Fairlane.

 

Raydean Louise Turner (“Deannie”) is a housewife suspected of murdering her husband in cold blood. She’s on the run in his coveted 1957 Ford Fairlane after shooting him in the rear end with bird shot, on account of his slapping her for burning his eggs. Last she knew, birdshot in the butt was not fatal! Arrested by Officer Todd McClaine, Deannie finds herself face to face with a dangerously attractive motorcycle cop. Will he risk his upcoming promotion to detective by getting personally involved? Sparks fly, passion sizzles, and imminent danger lurks behind every corner. What does the mob, an international trucking firm, and a sweat shop in Nogales, Mexico, all have in common? That is just what Deannie and McClain want to find out. 

 

248 pages – $14.99 (paperback)

 

Copies of Fairlane will be available for sale and signing.

Library Now Offers Wednesday Walk-Up Assistance for Zinio and Library2Go

LibraryAccess to online content at public libraries has exploded in the last few years, and the Chetco Library is no exception. In addition to our vast physical collection of books, magazines, and audiobooks at our building on Alder Street, we have been able to provide the community access to digital content on their tablets, smartphones, and home computers as well.

Our Library2Go service brings your favorite authors to your fingertips at any time and at any place by offering eBooks and audiobooks for download.  We have also recently started offering Zinio to our patrons, a service which allows you to browse and read a collection of more than 50 popular magazines in full-color on any device with an internet connection.

LY5052_Zinio_WebBannerBoth Zinio and Library2Go are compatible on most major devices, whether you’re browsing on an Android phone, an iPad, a Kindle, or your home computer. The technology is amazing, but each device operates a little bit differently and new models are released constantly, so we know that figuring out how to get the most of these services can sometimes seem a bit daunting.

We want you to get the most out of your library, and we want to make using our online resources as easy as possible. With that in mind, our librarians are here to help! Starting this week, a librarian will be available at the front desk every Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM to offer walk-up assistance to anyone who needs help using Library2Go or Zinio. Simply bring the device you would like to use these services on, your library card, and your questions. 

If you can’t make it to the library during that time, don’t worry! Simply call us at 541-469-7738, send us an email, or visit the front desk to make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian that works for your schedule. Bring your device and your library card to your appointment; we’ll walk you through the steps of setting up and using Zinio and Library2Go and answer any questions you may have.

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!