Coos Bay Public Library is closed until further notice. We are accepting telephone calls Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please call 541-269-1101. Questions may be submitted online to [email protected]. Virtual programs and digital services, including Library2Go, hoopla, and TumbleBooks, continue to be available. Please check our website at http://coosbaylibrary.org for up-to-date information.
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Summer 2020: Imagine Your Story
Summer reading is going virtual this year! During a summer of social distancing, we are excited to announce our online summer reading challenges! Reading programs, activities, and literacy challenges for infants and toddlers, adults, and everyone in between are just a click away. You'll earn prizes, incentives, and enter grand prize drawings without the hassle of paper reading logs. There is even an app available for added convenience. Check it out here.
Storytime Online: Wednesdays 10:00am
Meet with Miss Bekah and your storytime friends online! Zoom link can be found on the event page. (Storytime Online will be a mix of Mother Goose on the Loose and Preschool Storytime-- ages 0-6 are welcome!)
Canceled until further notice Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL): Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:00
MGOL is a program for infants and toddlers and their parents or caregivers. MGOL incorporates research-based theories of learning, music, puppets, picture books, nursery rhymes, play, and language. MGOL helps develop and strengthen early literacy skills in a fun and nurturing environment. For more Early Literacy information and resources, please visit our Early Literacy page.
Click here for Mother Goose on the Loose Songs & Rhymes.
Canceled until further notice Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays 10:30am and Saturdays 12:00pm
Preschool Storytime focuses on building social and school-readiness skills in a fun environment. We use stories, songs, rhymes and puppets to play and learn together.
BookBox for Kids
BookBox is a fun and easy way to try new books! Library staff picks a book we think you'll love, based on your reading profile, and package it up with some other fun stuff (that you can keep!) in a monthly subscription box. (For the adult reading profile, click here.) Just print off the form, fill it out, and drop it off at the library. Your first BookBox will be ready for you the first week of next month.
Note for parents: Please feel free to fill out a profile for your pre-reader. We love selecting books for everyone-- no age limits applied!
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Interested in having free books mailed to your child every month? Register for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library! To register through Coos Bay Public Library, children must be under the age of five and have an address in Coos Bay or Allegany.visit their website.
Support Coos Bay Public Library's Dolly Parton Project by donating.
STEAM Kits by Mail
STEAM kits for children (ages preschool through elementary) are available to patrons with a 97420 or 97407 zip code. To request a STEAM kit, fill out our STEAM Kit Request Form or please call (541) 269-1101.
Young Writers Group
Join a community of enthusiastic young writers! Open to students age 11-18, this group offers a fun and supportive atmosphere in which to share and improve your craft. Do you write poetry? Short stories? Fanfiction? Novels? Graphic novels? Are you a journalist? Sreenwriter? Essayist? Have you yet to write you first piece? Feel free to bring what you are currently working on or begin the meeting with a blank page. Find inspiration, connect with peers, and get tips from experts at our monthly meetings.
UPDATE: Young Writers Group is still meeting... online! Check the events calendar for upcoming meeting information.
CBPL's Clubs are open to all school-aged children (unless age restrictions are noted).
Canceled until further notice. LEGO Club: 1st Tuesdays & 3rd Fridays 3:30-4:30
We provide the LEGO; just bring your imagination! Your creation will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO Club.
Tween Book Club: 3rd Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Zoom Meeting
Friends, food, books, and fun! Tween Book Club is for ages 10-13. We are currently meeting online via Zoom. Check the event calendar for the meeting link.
*Dates sometimes change. Please check event calendar.