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 Holiday Book Drive 2016

November 14, 2016

Once again, the Ocean Shores Public Library is holding a book drive for our 4th Annual Holiday Book Giveaway for Children. We are accepting donations of new or 'like new' used children's books to give away to local kids on December 17th at the Holiday Book Giveaway Party!

Over the last three years, we have given away 259 books to kids over the holidays. It is a wonderful opportunity to give a child the gift of reading. Click here for photos of children recieving their gifts from previous book drives. Thank you for your support.

 

 Support the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library Raffle

June 27, 2016

In partnership with the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores. Check out the pieces of beautiful art work donated by local Ocean Shores artists. Raffle entries are $1.00 per entry. Items will not be mailed to winners, and all items must be picked up by September 23. Drawing will be September 9 at the Arts and Crafts Festival. Enter as often as you would like.

 

 Dedication of Meeting Room

March 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

The Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Ocean Shores Library are dedicating the library meeting room in Beth Jordan's memory. Come celebrate her extraordinary efforts in starting the library and her love of libraries. A wonderful plaque will be presented, and then placed in the library lobby. The new Ocean Shores Co-op Bakery Deli Craft shop organized by Board member Linda Swalley will be providing yummy treats.

 

 Food For Fines 2015

November 6, 2015

The Ocean Shores Public Library will once again be offering our "Food For Fines" program this month. Patrons can pay late fees with non-perishable food items. One item equals $0.50 in late fees. This does not cover lost materials. The program will run from Tuesday, November 10th through Saturday, November 21st.

* All donations will go to local area food banks. This is in cooperation with the North Beach High School Food Ball.

 

 Holiday Book Drive 2015

October 13, 2015

OCEAN SHORES PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE 2015

Give the Gift of Reading! Any time between October 13th through December 16th, donate new or gently used children's books to the Ocean Shores Library.

We will wrap and distribute the books to local children before Christmas. See photos of smiling faces of last year's recipients here.

 

 Book Store Reinvention

July 24, 2015

The Friends of the Library Used Book Sales will now be held in the Library Meeting Room.

Book Store dates for the remainder of 2015 will be August 8th, September 5th, October 10th, November 14th, and December 12th, Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

WHY? The building that housed our book store for more than a year has been sold. We are vacating by the end of July. Rather than rent another space it has been decided to reinvent our book sales.

ALSO! The FOL Book Shelves in the library lobby will be greatly expanded into the Meeting Room. Shelving will be added to the walls of the Meeting Room and filled with the more popular genre of books. The honor system of paying for books [that is used in the lobby] will also be used for the meeting room. These books will be available during open library hours and frequently restocked. Stop by and browse!

WHAT? What is the big deal? The income from FOL fundraisers supports adult and youth programs and events at the library. Those dollars provide many extras at our library.

Volunteers are needed:

  1. To transport boxes of books to the meeting room on the Friday before sales.
  2. To set up tables and display those books on those Friday afternoons.
  3. To pack and move books not sold on Saturday afternoons.
  4. To sell books on those Saturdays, either morning or afternoon shift.
  5. Please contact Vickie at 360-620-0732 or vickicraig_48@yahoo.com

 

 Support the Friends of the Library Raffle

July 13, 2015

Check out the more than 20 pieces of beautiful art work donated by local Ocean Shores artists. Raffle entries are $1.00 per entry. Enter as often as you would like. Reception and drawing will be Thursday, December 10th at 2:00 PM in the library meeting room. Items will not be mailed to winners and all items must be picked up by December 17th.

Thank you to the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores and the local artists for supporting the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library. Also thank you to Niko Laranang for sewing the beautiful raffle box cover and to Linda Parisi for coordinating with Associated Arts for the donations.

 

 Food For Fines 2014

November 5, 2014

The Ocean Shores Public Library will be accepting non-perishable food items for late fines from November 5th through November 20th.* All donations will go to local area food banks.

*This will not include lost materials. One item will equal $0.50 in late fees. This is in cooperation with the North Beach High School Food Ball.

 

 New Website Functionality

June 30, 2014

The new wider layout for the Ocean Shores Public Library website may have caught your eye immediately, but we've also added more new features:

 

 Please Continue to Support Your Library!

June 3, 2014

Updated for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election, get the details on the Library Levy Fact Sheet. Voting "Yes" to pass this levy will insure the library remains open with current staffing and hours for the next three years.

 

  New Check-In/Check-Out Desk is Complete

January 31, 2014

New Check in / check out desk at the Ocean Shores Public Library. Funding bequeathed by longtime volunteer Pat Cogswell. Design by Keitha Owen. Constructed by Total Building Concepts, Inc.  Jeremy Towery. Technology by Midbrod Networking  Grant Midbrod.

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 Construction on a New Check-In/Check-Out Desk

January 6, 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THE LIBRARY’S REMODELING PROJECT

The Library was the wonderful recipient of bequeathed money from a longtime volunteer and patron, Pat Cogswell. Pat volunteered for the library 9 hours a week for over 10 years.

Her wishes were for the library to have a new check-in / check-out desk. The Library Board is monitoring the project and has hired local construction company, Total Buildings Concepts Inc. owned and operated by Jeremy Towery . Jeremy has worked in Ocean Shores on many, many projects for the past 15 years. Grant Midbrod with Midbrod Networking Services is installing all the technology.

In order to keep the library access open during the construction – we will be using the meeting room to do temporary check out / check in processes. Materials can be returned and reserves can be picked up.

Unfortunately the groups scheduled to use the meeting room will not be able to meet.

The groups are making other location arrangements, so please check with your group. The Library Programs will be rescheduled to future months. Watch for future program calendars for details.

The new desk will significantly improve traffic flow and increase staff work efficiencies.

Please stop by and watch the progress.

As with any construction projects – the finish date is always  a bit up in the air, however we are aiming for the first of February.

Keitha

Library Director

Update: January 18, 2014 - Jeremy and Kaleb Towery prepping the space for the new check in / check out desk.

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Update: January 23, 2014 - Jeremy and Kaleb Towery with Lynn Powell assembling the new check in / check out desk.

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