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Dear Library Community,

We're continuing to expand our services for you. In July, we started computer use by appointment. You can sign up for an hour to print, check your email, use Word or Excel, or whatever else you need to do online.

On August 7, Kevin Mittge will present his annual endowment books program on Zoom. Tune in to see some of the more than 200 adult books we've purchased with endowment funds over the past year. There are some really cool and unusual books, which will all be available for curbside pickup request after the program.

Speaking of which, have you tried curbside hold pickup yet? You can request up to three items by phone or using our online form (see below). For upriver patrons, we've just added a weekly pickup at our Mapleton branch. Call us to arrange to pick your materials up on Thursday afternoons in Mapleton.

If you aren't sure where to start searching our catalog for items to request, check out this new video. You'll learn about basic keywords, power searches, and browsing for new items. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there!

As always, check out our website for COVID-19 news and resources.

Take care of yourselves, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
Make a Computer Appointment
Mon-Fri, 11:30 AM & 5 PM
Need to print, check email, or use the internet? You can now make an appointment to use one of our computers! One-hour appointments twice daily. Call 541-997-3132 to reserve a time; walk-ins welcome as space allows.
Endowment Books Program
Friday, Aug 7, 3-4 PM
Librarian Kevin Mittge presents his popular annual program on books purchased with the library's endowment fund over the past year. Topics include cookbooks, history, language, gardening, social science, and more. Join us on Zoom for an overview of more than 200 new adult books, and then request some for curbside pickup!

To participate, contact or 541-997-3132 for the Zoom meeting ID and passcode.
Welcome, New Library Board Member!
Sandy Kuhlman has been appointed the newest member of the library board. Sandy comes to us with a background of 36 years as a commercial insurance executive. Since moving to Florence full-time eight years ago, she has been an active volunteer and board member with Seacoast Entertainment Association and Western Lane Community Foundation. She's also an avid reader and library user. Welcome, Sandy!
Curbside Hold Pickup is Here!
Phone Request Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 1 PM
Pickup Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 AM - 2 PM, Friday 11 AM - 6 PM
Did you know you can request up to three items for curbside pickup? Call us at 541-997-3132 during phone request hours, or go to any time to get started. Items are usually available the following weekday.

We're now doing weekly pickup service in Mapleton, too. Call us to arrange to get your materials at the Mapleton branch on Thursday afternoons.

We're not doing walk-in/drive-up orders at either location, so you'll need to call ahead or go online to make your requests. We can even select things for you based on what you like!

Need help searching the catalog? Check out this new video that will give you an overview of basic and power searches, and browsing new items.
Book Brunch
Thursday, Aug 13, 10:30 AM
Our virtual book club is changing to a monthly meeting. Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM. On August 13, we'll be sharing what we've been reading. And on September 10, we'll be discussing Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. We have some book club copies available to borrow before the meeting.

Contact or call 541-997-3132 to request a copy of Dewey and to get the required Zoom meeting passcode.

See you there!
Siuslaw Reading Challenge
We are modifying this year's challenge. You only have to get 10 punches on your entry card for the year (not all 12), and you can decide which months to skip. See the full details and list of themes on our website:

August's theme is essay collections. Here are a few suggestions from our collection, which you can request for curbside pickup or through our digital collection (if available):
Item Returns
Monday-Thursday, 11 AM - 2 PM
Friday, 11 AM - 6 PM

We're accepting your checked-out items for return at our Florence location. Stop by during return hours and drop your items in the outside bin at our back entrance off Maple Street. For safety, returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before we check them in.
Need Tech Help? Book a Librarian!
Questions about video chatting, downloading ebooks, ordering groceries on your phone, or other online services? Make a 30-minute phone or video appointment with one of our librarians. Go to our website to fill out the request form.
Explore Our Digital Collection
Did you know you have access to thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks with your library card? Check out the collection on our website.

If you're new to e-reading, take a look at this short video that'll show you how to get started.
Stay Connected
Telephone: 541-997-3132 (Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM)
Social Media: For news, resources, and fun stuff, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Newsletter: If you haven't already, subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Storytime: Join Miss Gayle every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 AM on Facebook Live for reading, singing, playing, and laughing. All ages are welcome!
Apply for a Card: Fill out the online form to request a temporary library card. It's quick and easy!
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