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Dear Library Community,

We've got something for all book lovers this month. Our annual Best Books program is coming up on February 24, with Kevin taking us through 60 of the best books of 2020 in 60 minutes. There's something for everyone!

University of Oregon and Springfield Public Library are sponsoring an online author talk on February 9 at 5:30 PM with Kim Johnson, writer of the bestselling novel, This is My America. Register for this free event:

We're continuing our virtual tour, Around the Library in 12 Months, with a stop in the adult fiction section. We're happy to select something for you for curbside pickup, whether you prefer classics, horror, romance, or a surprise!

Due to Lane County's extreme risk designation from the state, we're still not able to offer computer appointments or kids' activity kits right now. But we're continuing curbside pickup and we're available to take your calls during regular hours. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. As always, check out our website for COVID-19 news and resources. We'll expand services as we can safely do so for patrons and staff.

Wear your mask, stay safe, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
Best Books Program
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1 PM

Our annual Best Books program is coming up. Kevin will present 60 of the best books of 2020 in 60 minutes. Books are chosen from reviews, best-of lists, and patron and staff recommendations. We've got something for every reader!

This year's program is virtual. Contact or 541-997-3132 to get the Zoom login for this free event.
It's Tax Time
We've got 2020 federal 1040 tax forms and instruction booklets at the library. Stop by during curbside hours to pick up a set, while supplies last.

AARP's Tax-Aide program volunteers will not be onsite at the library this year. They have a limited number of virtual and drop-off appointments available locally. Contact them at 541-954-7941 or for more information, or visit
Presidents' Day Holiday Hours
, February 15
The library will be closed in honor of Presidents' Day. We'll reopen for phone calls and curbside pickup on Tuesday, February 16.
See What's New in the Collection
Check out our new videos this month featuring what's new on the fiction and nonfiction shelves, DVDs, and more. Watch our social media for the latest videos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified when there's something new!
Book Brunch
Thursday, February 11, 10:30 AM
You're invited! This month we'll be discussing what we've been reading lately. Everyone is welcome.

Contact or call 541-997-3132 to get the required Zoom meeting information.

See you there!
Siuslaw Reading Challenge 2021
We're trying something new this year: Around the Library in Twelve Months! Each month we'll be highlighting a different collection, but you can read or enjoy things in any order. Get your game board to play along with our virtual yearlong tour of the library. (Download the printable PDF or request a copy with your curbside pickup items.)

See the full details and list of themes on our website:

February Spotlight: This month, we're highlighting adult fiction. Browse our catalog or request a librarian-chosen selection for curbside pickup. We've got everything from classics to romance to mysteries.
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

Curbside pickup has moved into our front lobby for the season. You can also drop off your returns and pick up kids' activities at the same time. Don't forget your mask!

Call us at 541-997-3132 during phone request hours, or go to any time to get started. You can request up to five items, which 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 brief video that will give you an overview of basic and power searches, and browsing new items.
Item Returns
Monday-Thursday, 11 AM - 2 PM
Friday, 11 AM - 6 PM

We've moved the item return bins into the front lobby. You can now pick up your holds and drop off your returns in the same place. Don't forget your mask to enter the building!

Days and hours remain the same. We're quarantining returns for 72 hours before checking them in.

For upriver patrons, the outside book drop at Mapleton is open.
Use Our Free Wifi
We're not currently offering public computer appointments, but if you have your own device, you can use our internet from the privacy of your vehicle. Our free public wifi is on during the day and evening in the Florence and Mapleton library parking lots. We've recently increased the signal in Florence with new access points at the east and west ends of the building. There's no password required for wifi. Look for the blue signs in the parking lot with network information.
Need Tech Help? Book a Librarian!
Did you get a new device for the holidays? 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 (link below).
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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