What's Happening at the Library

Food for Fines: February 1-16

Have an overdue book or DVD or CD from your library? You will have a chance to clear your library fines and help others by donating food during a Food for Fines program at your local library.

From February 1 through February 16, libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District will accept food items that will be sent to their local food banks to help those in need.

This highly successful partnership program allows library patrons to take nonperishable food items into their local library during business hours, and have up to $5 in fines forgiven from their account. Each item donated will forgive $1 in fines. Donations will waive library fines only, not fees for lost or damaged items.

All collected food is donated to the nearest, local food bank. Nonperishable food items must be in the original, undamaged packaging - cans, boxes, or plastic containers. Glass containers, perishable food, opened containers or items that are past the expiration day cannot be accepted.

This library community food drive presents a great opportunity for residents to give back to the community and take advantage of the great collections and programs that libraries offer, such as best sellers, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, computer classes, storytimes, music, movies, and much more.

Check with your local library for details. Libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District are as follows:

  • Adams Public Library
  • Athena Public Library
  • Echo Public Library
  • Helix Public Library
  • Hermiston Public Library
  • Milton-Freewater Public Library
  • Pendleton Public Library
  • Pilot Rock Public Library
  • Stanfield Public Library
  • Ukiah Public Library
  • Umatilla Public Library
  • Weston Public Library
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New Hours Starting At the New Year

clock faceThe Hermiston Public Library will be open an additional four hours a week starting January 2, 2019.  Monday through Thursday the library will open one hour earlier at 10 a.m.  The full schedule each week will be Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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New Library2Go Titles Available in December

New titles in Library2Go, the library's digital book service, have been purchased for use starting in December.  These titles are exclusively for Hermiston patrons.

Audiobooks

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Past Tense by Lee Child
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
     

eBooks

  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich
  • A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Past Tense by Lee Child
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  • Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
  • Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Harris
     
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Family Pumpkin Carving Event October 23rd

pumpkinFamilies are invited to come and decorate a pumpkin courtesy of Walmart.  Join the Hermiston Public Library for a free family event on Tuesday, October 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The first 100 families will receive a pumpkin to decorate.  An alternate craft will be available for families who do not receive a pumpkin.

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Summer of Scales with Corbin Maxey - June 12

Corbin Maxey, the Reptile Guy

Make sure to attend the library's Summer of Scales event June 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Corbin Maxey, the Reptile Guy, will be here to help the library kick off the Summer Reading Program. Corbin has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”   Do not to miss this event for all ages.

For more information contact the library at 541-567-2882.

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Summer Reading 2018 Starts June 11

Libraries Rock!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock" starts Monday, June 11.  Registration for kids is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for teens is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The program ends July 27. 

There will be many events including crafts, movies, and scavengers hunts to participate in.  See the library calendar for dates.  And don't forget reading goals!

For more information contact the library at 541-567-2882.

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May Edition of Library Adventures

The May edition of Library Adventures is now available.  Head to our newsletter page to download the newest edition for all the details of the month's events at the library.

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