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
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Yachats Public Library
By Sandra Calkins
“Superscongogicalfantasmigorical !” That was my grandma’s word for something really yummy or something else that was fantastic.
Coming this month to the Yachats Commons is a “superscongogicalfantasmigorical” happening. The dates of March 28th and March 29th have been set aside for the Friends of the Yachats Library annual book sale.
All year long as people clean out their bookshelves, they donate books to the library. These books have several different destinations. Some become part of the library’s collection. Some go on the “For Sale” shelves. But most of the books are sorted into categories, stored, and saved for the sale. The day before the sale begins; all of these thousands of books are taken to The Commons and placed on tables according to category so that it is easy to find what you want.
The books always fill the large Commons multipurpose room. The first day of the sale, hardbound books and trade paperbacks sell for one dollar. Regular paperbacks sell for fifty cents. There is also a table with special books such as antiques, signed books, first editions, and coffee table books. These are individually marked. Usually there are also DVDs, VHS tapes, and other categories.
On the second day of the sale, you can fill a bag for a great price. This is the way to gather your spring and summer reading materials at a super price and to help your library earn funds.
Donated books will be accepted for the sale up to and including the sale date.
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.
A SUPERSCONGOGICALFANTASMIGORICAL EVENT!
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
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