What's Happening at the Library

We're Open!

Library PhotoThe library has reopened!  We are here to serve you from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.  Only our back door is available for entry.  And we are limiting the number of people in the building at one time to help with social distancing.  If you are not comfortable coming inside the library we are continuing to offer curbside pickup of holds.

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Returns & Curbside Pickup

bookThe Hermiston Public Library will begin accepting the return of materials on Tuesday, May 26th. To return borrowed materials please drop your items at the rear of the library into our labeled receptacles, which are garbage cans. They will be placed under the eaves of the building near the bench. The drive up stainless steel drop will not be used, for now. This will allow library staff to safely receive and quarantine returned items. Returns will be received between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On June 1 library staff will begin offering curbside service for the checkout of library materials. We will begin accepting phone in requests and on line holds on May 29th. We are excited to hear from you and see you at the library again.

At this time we have not set a date for the public to enter the library. All library programming will continue via electronic means throughout the summer. We are planning a Summer Reading Program and will provide additional information in a timely manner.

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Request a Digital Library Card

Library Card ImageHermiston residents can request a digital library card via this web page.  You will be contacted by email with your library card number and password.  Requests usually take 24 hours Monday through Friday.

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Hermiston Library to Close Next Week

The Hermiston Public Library will temporarily end lending services beginning Monday, March 30.

The library has been closed to the public but offering curbside lending services following Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s directive to limit social interaction and public gatherings.

Books and media can be checked out until 5 p.m. Saturday by calling the library at 541-567-2882. The duration of the closure will be determined based on direction from state and federal authorities.

Online services will continue through the library’s website.

Patrons are asked to not return items during the closure.  Due dates will be extended and fines will not be assessed.

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New Library2Go Titles for March

​​Library2Go Logo​The following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas

Ebooks

Long Range by C. J. Box
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
A Long Petal of the Sea    by Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor & Amanda Hopkinson
Golden in Death by J. D. Robb
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

American DirtGolden in DeathA Very Stable GeniusThe Rise of Magicks

 

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Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's AcademyGale Cengage Learning has donated a fantastic new product:

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.

Check it out from our Online Services page. No library card required.

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New Online Reading Services

Tumble GuyTumbleBooks Inc. has donated access to a number of their ebook and audiobook collections until the end of August. There are titles available for all ages of readers including teens, juveniles, adults, and toddlers.

No library card is required to access these resources. Go to our Online Services page for links.

Happy Reading!

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Building Closure & Services Notice

March 18, 2020

Dear library customer

Governor Brown has issued a statewide order closing schools, canceling public gatherings, and enforcing social distancing. When schools are closed, public libraries have always become gathering places for children and their families. As a result, there isn’t a way for us to remain open while ensuring the safety of our staff and members of our communities.

Effective Wednesday, March 18th our library will close to the public. This closure will remain in effect until at least April 8th. We will work to provide a curbside service for those who have items to pick up.

While our library is closed we will be making the following changes:
•    Curb side pickup will be from 10 am to 6 pm Monday – Thursday, 10am to 5pm Friday & Saturday. Calls to request items can be made during the same hours.
•    Late fees will not accrue until we are able to fully open.
•    Library cards can be temporarily issued via the phone so that services may be accessed.
•    Follow us on Facebook for announcements, programs, and ideas for what to do.
•    We encourage everyone to explore the many online resources and digital materials available on our website. We have eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and a lot more..
•    We will explore ways to provide all the services we can reasonably offer.
•    Inter library loans will take longer as other libraries have closed.
•    Book donations will not be accepted until further notice
•    Check out our web page at www.hermistonlibrary.us, follow us on Facebook, send us an email at libraryathermiston.or.us, or give us a call to find out how the library can help you 541-567-2882.

Hermiston Public Library is dedicated to serving you and our community. The safety of all our communities is paramount. We value your continued support during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Mark Rose
Library Director

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Jan Brett Author Visit Contest

Jan Brett Author Visit ContestPlease help win a FREE visit by author Jan Brett to the Hermiston Public Library

The library that has the most parents, teachers, friends and supporters who enter the contest will win a free library visit from children's author, Jan Brett, during the 2020 school year.  Contest ends Monday, April 20, 2020.  2nd to 10th place prizes will be 10 of Jan's books.  11th to 100th place prizes will be a signed Jan Brett poster.

http://bit.ly/janbrettcontest

Go to the web page above and enter your name, email, and library information. (Our address is 235 E Gladys Avenue.)  Don't forget to LIKE Jan's Facebook page!

One email address entry per person.  Duplicate email addresses will be removed.  All emails will be verified before the winning entry is announced.  If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent's email address.

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New Library2Go Titles for December

Library2Go Logo​The following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Guardians by John Grisham
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
The Institute by Stephen King

Ebooks

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Guardians by John Grisham
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

Starless SeaGuardiansDutch HouseBlue Moon

 

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Job Opening at the Library - November 2019

Help WantedThe library is looking for a new, part-time library assistant.  If you think that may be you have a look at the position announcement on the City of Hermiston's website.  Application materials are due at City Hall by November 29th at 5 p.m.

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New Library2Go Titles for September

Library2Go Logo​The following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks

A Better Man by Louise Penny
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America by Jeanine Pirro
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Ebooks

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
The Institute by Stephen King
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar by Amy Chaplin

The Better ManThe TestamentsThe InstituteThe Girl Who Lived Twice

 

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Library Makes “More Time for Books” with Extended Hours

Teen ChromebookSend a photo of your favorite reading spot for a chance to win a Google Chromebook.

If you had an extra hour each day for just you and your books, where would you spend it?

Take a picture of your favorite reading spot and share it on the Hermiston Library Facebook page for a chance to win a Google Chromebook.

The Hermiston Public Library is extending its weekday hours and will stay open until 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning September 3rd, giving patrons an extra hour in the evening to hold classes, use library resources, and check out books and other media.

To promote the extended hours, the library is launching a “More Time for Books” photo contest on its Facebook page. The library will randomly select two winners – one teenager and one adult – who will each receive a Google Chromebook.

The contest begins August 30th and winners will be announced on September 13th at 4 p.m. Winners must have a Hermiston Library card or be eligible to sign up for one.

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New Library2Go Titles for August

Library2Go Logo​ The following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys by Harper Lin
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Ebooks

The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
The New Girl by Daniel Silva
Mrs. Everything    by Jennifer Weiner
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
A Dangerous Man    by Robert Crais

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New Library2Go Titles for July

Library2Go LogoThe following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

 

Audiobooks

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Ebooks

The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
Crock Pot Cookbook: Top 75 Must-Have Keto Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals by Barbara Johnson
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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June 2019 Library2Go New Titles

 

Library2Go LogoThe following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks:

18th Abduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Redemptions by David Baldacci
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Target by James Patterson
The A List by J.A. Jance
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Ebooks:

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Redemption by David Baldacci
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
The 18th Abduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
The A List by J.A. Jance
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Tightrope by Amanda Quick

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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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