Welcome to Bandon Public Library on the beautiful Oregon coast. (The WordPress theme photo on our masthead was taken about half a mile south of the library.) We hope you will enjoy our website.
Note: Bandon Library is seeking a new Director to replace Deirdre Krumper who will be retiring at the end of June. Applications close April 4, 2014 and the job starts July 1, 2014. Refer to the City of Bandon’s website (linked at right) for complete details of the position.
It’s finally here! This month the Coos County libraries will be installing our new Koha operating system. We will be closed on Friday, March 21 for a final Countywide training and on Saturday, March 22, for installation of the new system. All libraries in Coos County will be closed on that day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, March 25.
The 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?
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!
Coos County Libraries are participating in the Library2Go Program sponsored by the Oregon Digital Library Consortium. Coastline patrons can now download audiobooks and videos from Library2Go‘s extensive catalog!
Check the Coos County Libraries website for information and links!!
Children’s Reading Programs for School Year 2013-14:
(September 2013 to June 2014)
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
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.
Bandon Public Library
PO Box 128
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), and fax machine.
Through a nationwide interlibrary-loan program, we can search for books that are not available in the county system. There is a $3.00 fee for the postage, but this is really quite a resource if you are looking for out of print books or rarer materials.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 10:30- 8:00
- Wednesday 10:30- 8:00
- Thursday 10:30- 8:00
- Friday 10:30 – 5:00
- Saturday 10:30 – 5:00
- Sunday Closed
There is now a Staff Picks page, look for the tab in the upper right.
Check it out here! New movies are always being added to our extensive DVD catalog, so check back often. Any Coastline card holder can place holds on our collection and the items can be transported to the Coastline library of your choice for easy pickup!