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Summer Reading Programs for Kids and Families
This summer there are activiites nearly every day! Check our events calendar for more information. Print out a list of activities for the fridge!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Interested in having free books mailed to your child every month? Register online for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Children must be under the age of five and have an address in Coos Bay or Allegany. Registration forms also available at the Coos Bay Public Library. For more information about the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, visit the Imagination Library website.
Support Coos Bay Public Library's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library project by donating. Coos County's participation in the Imagination Library is made possible through the Coos Bay Library Foundation, community support and grants.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Kids 0-5 can sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. Research shows that the more you read with your child or the children in your life, the better prepared they'll be for future school success. In the 1000 Books for Kindergarten Challenge, you can read a book once or multiple times. Kids will receive a prize for the 500 and 1000 milestones. You can keep track online using Beanstack, the Library's online tracking form. If you want to keep track on your own-no problem-beginning June 30, 2022, the Coos Bay Library has a limited number of badge books to help you track your progress. The badge books are also a terrific accompaniment to the online game with stickers. Stop by the Coos Bay Public Library for more information.
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!
Library Bundles for Kids!
Resources for Students
Library Littles Newsletter
Young Writers Group
Join a community of enthusiastic young writers! Open to students age 12-18, this group offers a fun and supportive atmosphere in which to share and improve your craft. Feel free to bring what you are currently working on or begin the meeting with a blank page. Find inspiration, connect with peers, and have fun.
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Sign-Up for the Library Littles Newsletter
Sign up for the Coos Bay Library's Library Littles Newsletter! Each month, library staff sends out rhymes, activities, early literacy tips and new titles perfect for children under five.