Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City, Oregon
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Children and Youth Services

Driftwood Public Library is committed to reaching out to the children and youth of North Lincoln County with a variety of programs that benefit babies through teens.

Catrow and SpotToddlers Storytime takes place at 10:30 AM on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Lasting a little less than 1/2 hour, toddlers and their folks can sing, clap, listen and move about with books, songs, fingerplays and more.

Preschool Story Times are offered twice every Thursday, at 10:30 AM and again at 2 PM. Picture books, fingerplays, songs and crafts are some of the activities at these lively 30-40 minute events.

Spanish Storytimes/Cuentos en espaņol are offered every Friday at 1:30 PM.

Summer Reading Club is an eight-week program for ages 2 to Teen that runs from June through mid August. Toddler Time and Preschool story times continue throughout the summer with theme-based Family Nights added on Wednesday evenings during the summer program months. Children can participate by signing up and reading alone or with family participation to earn prizes and a summer reading club shirt. Storytellers, magicians and musicians perform at Family Nights. Teens can also enjoy Teen Time programming every Thursday. Summer Reading is funded in part by a Ready To Read grant with help from the Friends of the Driftwood Public Library and local merchants' donations. Sign Ups for Summer reading begin June 1st.

Besides in house programs for all ages at the local library, the Driftwood Public Library's Children's Librarian makes many outreach visits throughout the year to summer day camps, public and private school classrooms, after school programs, Head Start programs and day care facilities, bringing stories, songs, puppets and more to spread the word about libraries.

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In addition to these programs, Driftwood Public Library's Children's Coordinator makes many outreach visits throughout the year to summer day camps, public and private school classrooms, after school programs, Head Start programs and day care facilities, bringing stories, songs, puppets and more to spread the word about libraries.

About services for children and teens, please contact Teena Nelson at 541-996-1258
or tnelson@lincolncity.org.

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Outreach Service

Driftwood Public Library of Lincoln City provides outreach services to residents living within city limits who are unable to come to the library. Outreach Service provides rotating paperback book collections to a number of senior retirement apartments and to Lincoln City Food Pantry and other mealsites, including a weekly book delivery to the Senior Meal Site at the Community Center. Outreach stops every other week at Dorchester House, Lakeview Retirement Center, and Lincoln City Rehabilitation Center. We also provide library material to qualifying patrons in their own homes.

Driftwood Public Library Outreach Service program
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Driftwood Public Library Outreach Service program - delivering books to patrons

Driftwood Public Library maintains a collection of fiction and nonfiction in large print, and can certify people with visual disabilities for books-on-tape, a federally funded program operated out of the Oregon State Library in Salem. We also have a large collection of Bi-Folkal Kits. Each kit contains a series of slides, narrative tapes, music tapes, and hands-on materials to be passed around to people living in care facilities or senior retirement centers. These kits, each based on a different theme, can be checked out by volunteers, teachers, and activity directors.

For over 20 years, Driftwood Public Library has demonstrated a strong commitment to the members of the Lincoln City community who are unable to get to the library. Simply put, if you can't come to the library, we will come to you.

Please call the library at 541-996-2277, or email librarian@lincolncity.org for more information
about our Outreach Service program.

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Volunteer Service

Volunteers make a major contribution to the library !!!

Volunteers are an integral part of the library and add to the community spirit as well as providing practical help for our readers. Many volunteers come every week to work, at regular tasks but others come for a one-time special job, seasonally when they are in town, or when they have free time.

There are sitting jobs, mildly active jobs, and the very physical shelving of books. Jobs and times can be customized to your schedule, skills, and interests. New volunteers go on a complete tour of the library. An intake interview and a tour of the library will show you the various jobs available. We talk with you about your interests and availability.

A few jobs available to trained volunteers:

volunteer services
  • Shelving books and periodicals
  • Helping with the Monday book sales
  • Typing labels and cards
  • Looking up collection information in the library catalog
  • Fixing, mending, and cleaning books
  • Processing paperback books and media for readers to use
  • Hospitality for events
  • Word processing - book lists, signs, brochures
  • Organizing community information display in lobby
  • Stamping, sorting, folding ...
  • Doing whatever needs doing that day
  • Completing many specialized projects as needed

Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Rachel Humpert, at 541-996-1260,
email rhumpert@lincolncity.org or drop by the library and fill out the volunteer form.

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Circulation Service


How to Borrow and Return Library Materials

  • Present your library card with the items you want to check out. If you do not have your library card with you, we will hold your items at the check out desk for one day until you return with your card.
  • Videos and DVDs checkout for one week; all other library materials are loaned out for two weeks.
  • If you are unable to return your items by the due date, you may call to renew them and avoid a fine of 5 cents per day. However, interlibrary-loan materials from non-CRSN libraries or items for which others are waiting will not be renewed. Please have the items to renew near the phone when you call.
  • A book and video return drop is located at the garage level of Lincoln Square for your convenience when the library is not open. Please return videos, DVDs, CDs and audio books to the video drop side and not the book drop side.
  • Please notify the library if your library card is lost or if you change your name, address, or phone number.
  • Please return items on or before due date. If you receive an overdue notice, please return items promptly.
  • Please report damage to anything you borrow, whether it was damaged in your care or before you borrowed it.

Library Card Application

Our library cards are fee free to residents of Lincoln County and north Lincoln County (from Depoe Bay to Tillamook border). To apply for a library card, we need you to provide the following:

  1. Your full name
  2. Physical residential address, including apartment number if applicable
  3. Mailing address if you use a post office box
  4. Home telephone number
  5. A current, valid photo ID such as an Oregon Driver's License, State I.D., or Tribal I.D. Federal I.D. cards are also acceptable if you do not have an Oregon License. If your photo ID does not have current, local address, an alternative proof of physical address will be needed such as a property tax receipt, rental agreement or utility bill.
  6. The name, address, and telephone number of another person who lives at an address different from yours.
  7. For patrons under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of sign-up.
Please ask our staff at the circulation desk or call 541-996-2277 for the application and assistance.

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Internet Service

Using the Internet at our library.

Through the support of the Gates Foundation, your library is able to provide twelve public stations for access to word processing, email and to search the Internet. There is no charge to use these workstations except for the cost of printing at $.10 per sheet. Patrons may log on to the computers using their Driftwood Public Library, Tillamook County, or Newport Public Library card. Visitors may request a guest pass at the circulation desk.

Use of the Internet stations is limited by a time management system to one hour per day for general use. Use of these free workstations is based on a space-available system. When you use one of the workstations, you will be asked to enter your library card number or guest pass number. Your session will begin at that time; you will be notified automatically when your session is about to end. Should you need to leave before your hour is up, you may return if a station is available and use the rest of your hour.

If you have a laptop computer or other mobile device enabled with Wi-Fi, you may access the Internet while visiting Driftwood Public Library. Bring your laptop with wireless networking card installed to the library and connect to the Internet. Please make sure your battery is fully charged before you visit the library as the number of electrical outlets is limited. No password is required.

Please be advised that:

  • Printers are not available via the wireless connection in the library. Library staff is not trained to assist with connecting to the wireless network and may not assist patrons with accessing the network, installing wireless cards or patron-owned software.
  • There is no guarantee of service at any specific time.
  • Service may not be available in all parts of the library.
  • The Library's Internet Policy applies to the Wireless Internet Connection.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for virus or security protection; any alterations or interference with a laptop's configuration, operation, or data files resulting from connection to the wireless network; or damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data, files, or other personal property brought into or used at the Library's facilities.

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