Yachats Public Library
Monday 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
560 West Seventh Street / PO Box 817 Yachats OR 97498
Library Commission Minutes
Check out the City Newsletter for current Library News
The Yachats Library has joined other libraries around the state in a new program called the Oregon Library Passport Program. This program will allow Yachats library cardholders to have access, without charge, to other participating libraries across the state. Newport, Waldport and Florence are part of this program. Materials borrowed from participating libraries must be returned to that library. Learn more at www.librariesoforegon.org/passport or stop by the library for more information.
We are pleased to announce we again have 4 functioning patron computers! The two new ones are running Window 8. We know many of you will be happy to hear that all computers have WORD installed. The new printer/copier also has scanning capabilities, another function patrons have been requesting. The touch screens on the Windows 8 computers are fun to use. Come give it a try! We will be glad to help you if you are new to touch screens.
Yachats Public Library
By Sandra Calkins
Although I love to read all kinds of literature from modern mysteries to historical fiction, to biographies, I still spend way too much time reading Internet political reports. One of the things that continue to amaze me is the lack of civility in political discourse. I understand that our elected officials have differences of opinion, but that doesn't mean that they can't still be respectful of each other.
With the end of the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, Americans have gained a couple of months of reprieve. This couldn’t come at a better time as we head into our most family-oriented and what should be our most peaceful season of the year. Perhaps when the New Year arrives, we can all treat each other with more civility.
Last night I attended a meeting where we were given civility pledge cards to sign. Evidently the idea for this came from something Oregon State University does with its students. The card states in part:
I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.
I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.
I will stand against incivility when I see it.
I would add to this: Check your facts before you pass information to others.
Perhaps we should all send a copy of this to all of our public officials. Their behavior and all of our behavior as adults is modeled by children. If we want respectful, civil young people we need to model the behavior we expect.
Lecture over! I wish for all of you a beautiful November and a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. When the cold winds blow outside and the rains return, come to our library for some great books and videos. Curl up in your favorite chair and just enjoy the outside storm.
The family history program on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon is still open. Another researcher has taken over for John Cooper who we recently lost. Come in and find out "the good, the bad, and the ugly" from your family.
The Yachats Public Library was established by Ordinance 36 in November 1973 stating "The City of Yachats does hereby establish a public library to be known as the 'Yachats Public Library' to be operated and funded by the said city and to be used for the educational and cultural benefit by the citizens of the said city in accordance with the rules and regulations of the said library."
Volunteer Library Manager Annette Howarth Honored - July 2008
In the last 12 months:
Hours open to the public 1,248 (approx.)
Volunteer hours 2,477 (approx.)
Books checked out 16,629 (approx.)
More than 600 active cardholders
City of Yachats Main Page