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 Historical Photos

February 11, 2019

Washington Rural Heritage is a community memory initiative headquartered at the Washington State Library. The project brings together unique local history materials from libraries, museums, and private collections of citizens across Washington State.

Ocean Shores Heritage documents the early growth and development of Ocean Shores - one of Washington State's youngest cities. The collection is a project of Ocean Shores Public Library, funded by a grant from the Washington State Library.

The Ocean Shores Public Library is partnering with the Coastal Interpretive Center. Volunteers are adding many historical photos of Ocean Shores to the Washington Rural Heritage website. The library plans to take it "on the road" to showcase in May.

 

 Library Closures

November 12, 2018 (updated)

The Library will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.

The library will be closed from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Thursday December 13, 2018 for a staff meeting.

The library will be closed on Christmas, Tuesday December 25th.

 

 Holiday Book Drive 2018

November 10, 2018

Ocean Shores Public Library Holiday Book Drive 2018. Give the Gift of READING! November 10th - December 13th. Donate new children's books to the Ocean Shores Library, and we will wrap and distribute them to local children for during Holidays.

Your book donations will be given out during the Holiday Book Giveaway Party on Saturday, December 15th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. All local North Beach children, ages baby to 6th grade, are invited to come and make fun holiday crafts, write letters to Santa, and get their free wrapped book from the Elves.

For children unable to attend The Holiday Book Giveaway Party, wrapped books will be still available for children from Tuesday December 18th through Saturday December 22nd between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

 

 News Release

August 23, 2018

The Ocean Shores Library Board of Trustees has received notification that it is the recipient of the estate of Victoria Trower by a legal office in Bremerton. The board has received a payment of $375,000 to date with expected additional funding when the estate has been finalized.

The funding will be administered by the Library Board of Trustees under a Non-Profit Foundation. "This is an amazing gift to our library," quoted board President Robin Fickle.

"This gift will help supplement the Kaba Estate and Friends of the Library funding that is currently working on a building expansion project. In addition this funding can provide a long term funding stream for future non-operational projects with the Ocean Shores Library," said Denise Siers Pr,esident of Friends of the Library and member of the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is currently working on a budget plan for the funding.

"Ms. Trower has left an amazing gift and the board wants to ensure that it is used to the fullest extend to enhance the patron experience in the Ocean Shores Library," quoted Board Secretary Bob Krueger.

Victoria Trower, a longtime resident of Bremerton, died on August 30, 2017. "Vicky" enjoyed traveling, reading, and playing piano. She will be remembered for her kindness, grace, and strong Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert.

 

 Library Display Cases

June 5, 2018

Are you an artist that works with objects or creates three-dimensional pieces that can easily be displayed on shelving? Do you have a collection of memorabilia or objects that may be interesting to the general public and are appropriate for all ages? Would your non-profit organization like to create a display to let the community know what you do? The Ocean Shores Library is currently scheduling displays in the lobby case and could use your help. Please email mtraer@osgov.com with a description of your proposed display, or call 360-289-3919. Thanks for your help!

 

 The 5th Annual Holiday Book Giveaway for local kids

November 6, 2017

Our goal is to give every child a new, wrapped book for the holidays. Over the last four years, we have given 349 books to children! We hold a book drive in November, asking for new, unwrapped books for ages baby-12 years old. You can drop your donation off at the library anytime during open hours. If you would like to help out by wrapping books for children, please contact library staff.

 

 Ready, Get Set = Raffle!

June 19, 2017

The Second Annual Art Raffle sponsored jointly by the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores and Friends of the Library has commenced. If you want to 'be in the competition' for your favorite piece (or pieces) by local artists heed these simple steps: [1] View and select your favorite piece(s) from the display in the library. [2] Place your $1 donation in an envelope [available to the right on circulation desk as you enter library] on which you write your contact information and the number of your favorite piece. One envelope for each $1 please, [3] Put your envelope in the Raffle Box located with the envelopes.

There is an optional Step 4 > Return to the library and repeat Steps 1, 2, & 3. Winners will be drawn during the AAOS's Art's and Craft's Fair on Labor Day weekend. Thanks to the AAOS Artists for their contributions and to you for participating Don't forget to repeat Step Four as often as possible!!!

Our Appreciation For Your Donations: Loni Lou LaQuill – Ed Schroll – Joan Lohr - Sandy DeLuna – Jess LaQuill – Kristi Beitzel - Linda Parisi – Larry Walden – Ardith Forsgren – Kathy Gustafson – Jeff Springer – Carol Frances DeLuna – AAOS – Bank of the Pacific - Anonymous

 

 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.

 

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