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Welcome to the Bandon Public Library on the beautiful Oregon coast. Let us blow you away with all you can see and do.

Summer is an active time on the southern Oregon Coast.   Gardens, Fishing, Fixing up your yard and home.  Check out the wonderful Books and DVD’s on those subjects.

 

Don’t forget to check out books on CD for those long summer drives.

Did you know that watching DVD’s with closed captioning on also increases language skills?  Closed captioning is great for non-English speakers, hearing impaired and children. Speaking of languages, check out our Coastline Libraries website Mango is a great way to learn a new language and is free using your Library card.  Also free are car repair and small engine repair online using your Library card at www.cooslibraries.org/content/elibrary. Don’t miss the free genealogy search website if you have a curiosity about your own history.  So much to learn, see and do your Library can take you there and you never have to leave your chair.



Pearson, Certiport & AMP professional testing at Bandon Library. Now offering the GED!

Pearson-VUEThe Bandon Library is proud to announce that we now offer services as an authorized testing center for exams delivered through both Certiport and Pearson-VUE. Pearson-VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for customers in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. Certiport offers dozens of certifications from Microsoft®, Adobe®, CompTIA Strata™, Autodesk®, and Intuit®. Many online universities now utilize Pearson-VUE and Certiport for exam requirements in for-credit coursework. Why travel when you can now get certifications right here in Coos County?

goAMP.comThe Bandon Public Library offers professionals the chance to advance their careers and certifications through the  Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP)computerized assessment center network.  Testing is available locally, no more driving to San Francisco, Portland, Seattle.  Test in Bandon, Oregon, save your time, energy, and money you can get certified right here in Bandon.

Browse our Neverending Book Sale

The Neverending Book Sale is a source of high-quality hardbacks and paperbacks, along with a few media items. An ongoing part of Bandon Library , it is stocked by the Bandon Library Friends and Foundation volunteers. You can find it just inside the main library doors, to the right. Most items are $1.00. Nothing costs over $5.00. Funds raised from this sale support library projects. Give it a try. You’re bound to find something you like!

CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAMS

********** SUMMER READING PROGRAM  ***********  * EVERY HERO HAS A STORY*

KICK OFF IS SATURDAY JUNE 20 @ 4:00 WITH THE AMAZING HENRIK – WORLD FAMOUS JUGGLER, AND PHYSICAL COMEDY EXPERT

DROP-IN TODDLER/PRE-SCHOOL: NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED = WEDNESDAYS 11:00-11:30 A.M.

PRESCHOOL ages 4+ : Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 PM, Thursday: 11 AM-12 PM *** REGISTRATION REQUIRED

EARLY READERS grades 1-4: Thursdays: 1-2:30 OR 3:00-4:30 PM  ***  REGISTRATION REQUIRED

PERFORMANCES:

HENRICK THE AMAZING – SATURDAY JUNE 20 @ 4:00 P.M. SPRAGUE ROOM OF THE LIBRARY (SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY)

ANNE RUTHERORD – STORYTELLER TO THE STARS – SATURDAY JUNE 27 @ 11:00 P.M.  SPRAGUE ROOM OF THE LIBRARY (SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY)

PENNY’S PUPPETS – FRIDAY JULY 31 @ 2:00 P.M. SPRAGUE ROOM OF THE LIBRARY (SPONSORED BY THE OREGON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION)

 

THERE ARE NO FEES TO PARTICIPATE! REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, MAY 26TH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JULIE AT 541-347-3221.

 

 

ABOUT COOS COUNTY’S LIBRARY SYSTEM

Coos County’s library system is unique in the state of Oregon. Most libraries have a central library and branches. They are funded from their county’s General Fund. Our system is a cooperative of 8 public libraries and the Extended Services office, all funded through a dedicated tax base. Money from property taxes goes into a common pot and then is divided among all the libraries. This means that all taxpayers “own” all of the libraries. This money can only be used for library operations, staff and material. It cannot be used for new building construction or maintenance.

The system works well because each library remains a city library and accountable to the citizens of its area. At the same time we share our collections, have a common library card, catalog and fines system and plan collective grants and projects that benefit us all. The system works seamlessly, has low overhead with no central headquarters, and stays responsive to local needs. It’s a very good system and we take pride in it.

About Bandon Library

Bandon Public Library
1204 11th St SW
Bandon OR 97411

phone: (541) 347-3221
fax: (541) 347-9363

The Bandon Library is a member of Coastline, the Coos County Library Service District. We currently have seven public access internet computers. You may come in to use them on a day-to-day first come first served basis for 90 minutes a day. We also have  wireless internet access. There is a charge of 10 cents per page for any printouts. We also have a photocopier (10 cents a copy).

Through a nationwide Interlibrary-loan program, we can search for books that are not available in the county system. This is really quite a resource if you are looking for out of print books or rarer materials.

 

Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:30- 7:00
  • Wednesday 10:30- 7:00
  • Thursday 10:30- 7:00
  • Friday 10:30 – 5:00
  • Saturday 10:30 – 5:00
  • Sunday Closed