The Chetco Community Public Library Board of Directors will have a Special Meeting with Executive Session to discuss personnel matters on Wednesday, June 26 at 3:30pm in the Library Annex.
By Julie Retherford
May is a busy time of the year here at the library, and we have lots for you and your family to enjoy. Join us on May 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the library parking lot for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce. This event is a celebration of the official naming of the Brookings-Harbor Azalea Festival and Parade as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the State of Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department. Please bring a non-perishable can of food to benefit the Brookings-Harbor Food Bank.
It’s also time for the Friends of the Library’s book sale! Join us in the Large Meeting Room May 23-25 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and May 26 noon—3 p.m. The Friends of the Library are excited to announce that they are bringing back annual Friends of the Library memberships! Memberships are just $5 per year and can be purchased at the book sale. A membership will get you one hour early access for the first day of book sales, a one-time late fine forgiveness of up to $5, one free book at the Friends of the Library Book Store in the Library Annex, and entry into a door prize drawing. That’s a lot of value for $5 per year!
Please make a note that the library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 for Azalea Festival Saturday and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We will also be closing early at 4 p.m. on Friday May 17 for a Staff Recognition Event.
May Movie Night, Friday May 10, 5 p.m.: May’s Movie Night theme is “Girl Power”, and this film is a biopic based on the powerful and inspiring true story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This film is rated PG-13.
Board Meeting, Friday May 10, 9 – 11 a.m.: Our regular monthly board meeting is on the 2nd Friday of every month at 9am in the Library Annex.
Nothin’ but the Blues with Russ Oelheim, Thursday 5/16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.: Local singer/musician/folklorist brings his unique blend of American music and history to the library.
Recurring Youth and Teen Events
Dig Your Library, Fridays May 10 – June 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m.: We have a blossoming relationship with the Curry County Master Gardeners. Dig Your Library is a new gardening series for young adults at the Library Annex. All ages and experience levels welcome. You’ll be planting, harvesting, watering, and weeding. For more info contact Julia Bott at 650.520.5673 or Google “Curry County Dig Your Library.”
Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: May 7and 14 only.
Story Time. Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
TechKnow. Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.: No STEAM May 30.
Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: May 3 and 10 only.
***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, www.chetcolibrary.org.***
This month’s book display is “May in Memoriam: A Selection of Staff-Recommended Memoirs and Biopics.” Inside the library we have a model of the Capella by the Sea on loan. The Large Meeting Room and Lobby Display case will have new pieces as well. We hope you stop by and check us out during the Second Saturday Art Walk.
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.
By Julie Retherford
Congratulations to Kat Temple!
We are pleased to announce that Katlyn (Kat) Temple has been promoted to Assistant Director of the library. Since 2014, Kat has been working primarily in the cataloging department, but she has taken on many varied responsibilities, particularly over the past year. She recently earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University and has a broad range of experience that will help her succeed. Kat will be overseeing the clerks, customer service, and all of the collection, among other things. We are lucky to have her and excited to see what she will bring to this brand new position.
Presentation: Our Climate Crisis, Feb 12, 5pm. Dr. Alan Journet, co-founder and co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will give a presentation entitled “Our Climate Crisis: The Urgency Grows” in the large meeting room. SOCAN co-facilitator Dr. Kathy Conway will also give a brief summary of who SOCAN is, and what it does.
Workshop: Free Naloxone Training, Feb 14, 9am-12pm. Stop by for a drop-in naloxone training event by AdvancedHealth in our large meeting room. Everyone who attends will receive free training to administer naloxone, a medication that helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Class: Identity Theft Protection, Feb 21, 5:30-6:30pm. Join the Financial Education team at Rogue Federal Credit Union for a free class to learn about common identity theft scams and how to avoid them. Registration is required to participate. To register, please visit www.roguecu.org/learn/available-classes.https://www.roguecu.org/learn/available-classes
Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:30pm. 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 Oregon Community College.
Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room.
Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. 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. Our after-school STEAM group 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.
Circulation Display: This month, our book display theme is “Bittersweet: Sink Your Teeth Into a Tragic Love Story!” You don’t have to love Valentine’s Day to love these romances gone awry!
Large Meeting Room: A collection of paintings by Sara Broderick, Pete Chasar, and Dave Howell.
Lobby Display Case: A display of musical instruments from the personal collection of Russ Oelheim.
***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 events calendar, chetcolibrary.org/events.***
September 26, 2017
Chetco Community Public Library District Board of Directors
Stuart Watkins, Chair
The Chetco Community Public Library District Board of Directors is saddened to inform our library patrons and community that Susana Fernandez, Library Director, has left Brookings to be with her family in Wisconsin. She is seeking care and treatment for cancer.
Susana served the Library District for nearly 30 years and had planned to retire next year. Her leadership is felt every time patrons walk into the library. Her foresight has made the many community-serving library programs and amenities possible. She will be sorely missed in our community.
As announced previously, the Board has temporarily reduced library hours as of September 18 to Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Board and library staff found this action necessary due to staff retirements as well as the absence of Susana.
Cards, no other items, addressed to Susana may be left at the library front desk. Courtesy of the Friends of the Library, the Board will see that these cards are forwarded weekly.
Exciting 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The 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 email@example.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 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!
Friends 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.
Access 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.
Both 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.