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Welcome to the Bandon Public Library on the beautiful Oregon coast.

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

Upcoming programs Jane Kirkpatrick the famous Oregon author will be at the Bandon High School Thursday May 21, 2015 at 1:15 P.M. sponsored by the Friends of the Bandon Library. She will speak for about 45 minutes, answer questions and sign books.  Her featured book will be A Light in the Wilderness and the Bandon Public Library has several copies including 1 large print.  Have you noticed the new Large Print books? How about the new Books on CD (probably the most popular new item)?  Books on CD have proven to increase reading and listening skills, raise grade levels, and even improve the command of the English language. University of Memphis professor Arthur Graesser says that “The half-life for listening is much longer than for reading”.

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. Check out the Craft website, so much to learn, see and do your Library can take you there and you never have to leave your chair.



Pearson & Certiport 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?

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

 

TODDLERS: Wednesdays: 11-11:30 AM

PRESCHOOL: Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 PM, Thursday: 11 AM-12 PM

EARLY READERS grades 1-4*: Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

JR GREAT BOOKS grades 4-6: Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

*Children in grades 4-6 are encouraged to attend the Jr Great Books session, but are welcome in the Early Readers session.

CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER:

Drop-in Story Time: Wednesday: 11:00 – 11:30 am.

Preschool: Wednesday: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, & Thursday: 11:00 – 12:00 pm.

Early Readers (2nd t Grade and Up): Thursday: (1) 2:30 pm or (2) 4:30 pm

 

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 sign up for them on a day-to-day first come first served basis. We also have 24/7 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.

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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