March 2021 Dear Community, Welcome to March! I have some very exciting news to share with you. After years of working towards this goal, I am pleased to say that all Corvallis & Benton County families with children under the age of five are now eligible to register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! The Imagination Library mails free, high-quality books to children from birth up until their fifth birthday. Each month, participants receive a [Read more]
February 2021 Dear Community, In my last letter, I took a moment to thank our Library staff for their hard work over the past year. Our success is also thanks to the support of our two non-profit organizations: The Friends of the Library and The Library Foundation. The Friends and the Foundation champion the Library in different ways and they have both made significant contributions to our organization during the pandemic. Your support of [Read more]
January 2021 Happy New Year! Like all of you, I am excited to ring in the New Year. Here at the Library, it is our plan to continue adapting our services so that we can offer you the best library experience while balancing community safety. I am proud to share with you that we are currently serving about 620 community members a day, and that is not including digital visits to the Library! Looking [Read more]
December 2020 Dear Community, Many of you probably remember around this time two years ago, the Corvallis Library was lucky to be the focus of an Eagle Scout Project entitled “Encouraging Reading through Art.” Vincent Bottaro, not even yet a high school freshman at the time, approached the Library about his idea for a potential Eagle Scout project, went through an extensive approval process and coordinated the project from start to finish. . The [Read more]
October 2020 Dear Community, Welcome to Fall! I am happy to say that all of our locations now feature walk-up hours of service in addition to holds delivery offered to all patrons who live in our library district. Every day we consider how to improve our services and provide more ways to access the library. Along those lines, we are now offering a new service: Text and Go Holds! To start with, two days [Read more]
September 2020 Dear Community, As we move into September, we are approaching the changing of seasons. With the arrival of fall, we know the sunny days we enjoy will be fewer than we like. Now that we have both walk-up service and delivery service options for you to choose from, you may find that your needs change as we transition into fall. We hear many questions about these services. I am answering some common [Read more]
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