June 1, 2021 Dear Community, As announced in my last newsletter, our libraries will soon be offering Browse and Go services! With Browse and Go, we are inviting you inside of our library buildings again, during the same hours we were previously open pre-pandemic, to browse for items to check out. You will be able to use self-checkout machines and we will have staff available to assist with you with checkout if needed. While [Read more]
May 11, 2021 Dear Community, Thank you for your patience and support over the past fifteen months as we have navigated the reality of providing library services with facilities closed to the public. It has not been easy for any of us, but you have truly been the best community to work with, and we are all so thankful for your flexibility, adaptability, and your concern for the safety of the entire community. I [Read more]
April 5, 2021 Dear Community, I am happy to share with you that April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week. It is a great time to stop and reflect on the importance of libraries to their communities. Libraries remain a cornerstone of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all. Libraries are more than buildings; we can often find them as the heart of the community. I hope you feel the [Read more]
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]
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