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Dear Library Community,

We're very excited to announce that in-person browsing is back today! See below for all the hours and details.

The State of Oregon considers libraries retail space, which means that we won't be back to some of our community functions--meeting rooms, study space, playgroup meetups--for a while. But our doors are now open for browsing, so you can stop by to peruse the shelves and check items out!

We're also issuing new library cards again. If you received a temporary card during the closure, or if you want to apply for a new card, you can now come by during browsing hours to get your official library card. You'll need photo ID and proof of your local street address.

Miss Gayle has been working on something fun for kids: storytime activity bags! You'll find craft supplies, noisemakers, and other fun things to follow along with library storytime on Facebook Live. Stop by the children's room to pick up a set while supplies last, during browsing hours. We're also planning some outdoor, in-person storytimes soon. Stay tuned for more information.

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 soon!
Browsing is Back!
Mon-Thurs 11 AM - 2 PM
Fri 11 AM - 6 PM

We're now open for browsing hours. Come in to select your own books and check them out! No appointment needed. Patrons of all ages are welcome. Masks are required. Meeting and study rooms are still closed, and public restrooms are not available.

Mapleton browsing will be Thursdays, 12-5 PM. Due to limited space at our branch, only one individual or family group will be allowed in at a time for browsing, and no public computers will be available.

Get all the details on our FAQ page. We can't wait to see you soon!
Make a Computer Appointment
Mon-Fri, 11:30 AM & 5 PM
Need to print, check email, or use the internet? 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.

Got your own device? You can also use our free public wifi in the parking lots of both our Florence and Mapleton locations. Look for the blue signs with more information.
Get Help Pre-Registering for COVID-19 Vaccine
Have you pre-registered for the COVID-19 vaccine with Lane County Public Health yet? You can do it online at or by calling 541-682-1380.

If you would like some assistance, we are happy to help you complete the brief process over the phone. Just give us a call at 541-997-3132 during open hours (Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM) and we can fill out the online form on your behalf by asking you a few basic questions.
  • Anyone can pre-register.
  • You don't have to be in a currently-eligible vaccine group.
  • Pre-registering won't schedule you an appointment, but it will put you on the list of interested recipients, and Lane County will be in touch with more information about eligibility and availability.
  • It gives the county a better idea of who is ready to receive the vaccine when it's available, and where to schedule clinics.
Learn more: Lane County Public Health.
It's Tax Time
Federal and Oregon state tax deadlines have been extended to May 17 this year. 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 local Tax-Aide program is completely booked for this season.
Check Out Our New Videos
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!

Get the complete list of Best Books and other booklists on our website.
Book Brunch
Thursday, April 8, 10:30 AM
You're invited! This month we'll be discussing what we've been reading lately. It's a great time to join us because there's no required reading ahead of time!

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:

April Spotlight: This month, we're highlighting adult nonfiction. In this collection, you'll find everything from religion to pet care, travel guides to politics. Why not check out some poetry for National Poetry Month? Check out our display in the library or ask for some nonfiction when you request curbside pickup.
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

Get your curbside pickup items in the front lobby. 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

Stop by the lobby to drop off your returns and pick up your holds at the same time. Don't forget your mask to enter the building!

We're quarantining returns for 24 hours before checking them in.

For upriver patrons, the outside book drop at Mapleton is open.
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 (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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