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 Janet Rackleff
Book Sale Success!
A big thank you this month to all the volunteers and community members that helped with last week's Annual Book Sale.
Many work behind the scenes all year round-- climbing into the attic with bags of books and then getting them back down(!), sorting nonfiction titles, mobilizing people to help with transporting books to the Commons, and taking care of the left over books at the end of the sale.
The Friends of the Library did a spectacular job in organizing tables and readying the Commons for the sale. The new library bags were a hit, if you missed out on getting one, stop in at the library there are some left for sale.
This year we had the added attraction of the Yachats Art Guild's artwork on the walls of the multi-purpose room. Throughout the year there is a changing show of current work by members on the library walls, so it made sense for the guild to hang their work at the sale as well and donate part of their sales to the library. It's been a mutually beneficial collaboration for the library and the guild and we look forward to it continuing.
This year we had an abundance of donations in all genres, with mysteries and thrillers galore. Enough paperbacks were sold to keep every Yachatian awake and on edge till next year's sale!
The Friends of the Library will use the funds earned from this book sale to support the library in numerous ways throughout the year. They have purchased magazine subscriptions, books for summer and afterschool children's programs and offered support for the grounds work to keep our library looking beautiful, just to name a few.
If you were unable to attend the annual sale, we always have a large bookcase of sale books for you to buy at the same low prices, and shopping bags that advertise our library.
Again thanks to all for making 2014 our best sale ever.
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.
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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