Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Newsletter

By now you should have received our winter newsletter giving everyone an update on how the library is doing. Inside this newsletter is our Gimme Five fund raising letter. If you haven't had a chance to read it, please take some time to read about CFL and all the wonderful things we have to offer community families. Without your help we would not be able to keep our doors open and our collections growing and dynamic. Your continued support is very appreciated!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Time For Gimme Five

In the next couple of weeks please be looking out for our most recent newsletter in your mailbox. We mail this newsletter out to all mail and PO boxes in CFL's service district....usually more than 3000 households! Inside the newsletter you will find some very interesting information about the library and our annual Gimme Five fund raising letter. If you value your community library, please take the time to read our newsletter. We consider libraries to be a necessity, not a luxury!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rainy Reading Days

As the days get colder, rainier and shorter remember we are here for you! We have new titles going on the shelves weekly so come on in and take a good book home with you. There's nothing like listening to the falling rain on the roof while emersing yourself in a thrilling story!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Story Time for Children

Children's Story Time began October 5 with 17 children attending. This is the largest size group we've had yet! The children all listened to stories and did an age-appropriate craft. They all brought a parent with them so there were lots of helping hands during craft time...thanks to everyone! Story Time is held each Tuesday morning beginning at 10:00

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Join the Poetry Circle

Everyone is welcome! Each week we read and enjoy a selection of timeless poems from the world's master poets. We stay with each poem, share our responses, and discover how the words come alive and speak to us. Drop-ins are welcome. This is poetry beyond the usual. We meet Mondays from 10:30-12:00, but the schedule may change so call to confirm time: 541-937-0150

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Books

We are adding new books to the children's collection weekly. Thanks to a very generous grant from the Libri Foundation and a private donation from Julie Edwards we are able to add over 600 new titles to our children's and young adult collections. Come on in and check them out!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summer Reading Program Ends

On the final day of the SRP we had a water party and picnic. The kids loved getting wet in the water relay and water balloon toss! They also liked getting our teen volunteers wet whenever they got the chance!! We have been putting goldfish crackers into a goldfish bowl throughout the program - one for each 15 minutes of reading - and the kids all guessed how many crackers total to win a prize. There were 1116 crackers total! All the kids really read up a storm and turned their logs in each week. And, thanks to our generous supporters, the Libri Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, Chambers Family Foundation, and the Lane Library League we were able to offer many new titles to both the little ones and the young adults. Congratulations to everyone who attended the program.

Book Sale Continues

Many thanks go out to everyone who attended our book sale on July 25! Lots of books and other materials found good homes, but we still have many, many selections. The book sale will continue, during open hours, throughout September (depending upon weather) and new items are being added to the continually so stop by and check it out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Sale

The library will be having its annual book sale this Sunday, July 25 from 9am to 3pm in the library parking lot. We have thousands of selections and other miscellaneous items for sale or donation. A Dexter Fire Department firetruck will be there from 9:30-12:00 for families to see and learn about while they look for books. Free ice cream all day. All proceeds directly benefit the library so come on down and add some great books to your home library!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Reading Kids are Stellar!

Our summer reading program has been going along swimmingly so far! Water is the main theme this year and the kids have watched flowers turn color, made marbled paper from watercolors and shaving cream and created many other works of art with the help of water. Everyone is reading up a storm, turning reading logs in each week, and adding goldfish (crackers!) to the fishbowl. Who will guess closest to the actual number of goldfish in the bowl?? We will find out at our last program day, next Tuesday morning, during our final day festivities! Many thanks, again to the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and the Lane Library League for their sponsorship of this educational and fun-filled program.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dive Into Summer Reading!

The library's summer reading program will begin Tuesday, June 22 from 10-11:30 am. Join us for stories, activities, games and crafts which will entertain and educate your 3-12 year olds. WATER is the theme this year, which lends itself to many fun activities so be ready to get wet! Kids will be encouraged to read throughout the program and will receive rewards for turning in reading logs. A healthy (mostly!) snack is offered, too. Each week there will be a drawing for a book, T-shirt or book bag. We will meet at the library each Tuesday morning, June 22-July27. Space is limited so register your child(ren) soon by calling the library or 541-726-6511. This FREE program is sponsored by the Chambers Family Foundation, the Lane Library League and the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Many thanks to these groups for making our most popular program possible!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reading Programs End and Begin!

Children's Story Time will hold its last morning of fun on Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 am. We will be taking a few weeks off to get ready for our very popular Summer Reading Program which begins Tuesday, June 22. The program will continue each Tuesday morning from 10-11:30 through the last Tuesday in July. Keep checking in with us about more information and how to register your child(ren).

Book Sale Postponed

The annual book sale which was scheduled for this Sunday, May 23 has been postponed due to the possibility of rainy weather. The sale will be rescheduled for sometime in June, date to be announced. We will have a huge selection of fiction, non-fiction and children's books so keep checking in on us to find out the new date.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Books

Just added to the children's chapter book collection are two new books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. We also have added to the first 5 books in the Percy Jackson series to our young adult fiction section. They have been very busy books, being checked in and out a lot in the past few weeks!

Volunteers Are The Best!

The next time you visit the library, take a moment to thank the volunteer working to keep the doors open so you can come in to check out materials. Our volunteers are very dedicated community members, some of whom have been working for over 8 years to keep this library open and dynamic. At this time we have 15 people who take time out of their busy schedules to keep our services accessible to you. Let them know how much you appreciate them!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rainy Days Good For Reading

Feeling a little bored on these rainy days? Come down and check out some books to keep you busy when the weather is keeping you inside. We have quite a lot of new titles in right now. We also have a patron who has been working on our radio show collection so we will have some classic radio shows available on CD's within the next couple of weeks. CBS Mystery Theater anyone?

Writer's Group Reminder

The next Writer's Group meets this Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm in the library. This newly formed group has been popular and dynamic and encourages anyone with a love of writing to join them. Bring something along to share with the group if you like! Writer's meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Monday, March 8, 2010


We would like to thank the Chambers Family Foundation for their generous support of the library. Their grant funding has enabled us to continue offering a quality children's story time program each week and helps to make our Summer Reading Program one of the most successful in rural Lane County. We would also like to thank the Libri Foundation for their award to the library of a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant which will enable us to add 60 books to our children's collections. Both these awards go such a long way toward helping the library continue offering quality programs and dynamic collections. Our community is very fortunate to have such wonderful supporters!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Board Members

Becoming a Board member is one way to support the library and have a part in keeping things running and dynamic. We now have five board members and have room for a few more! Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 and last about an hour. We do schedule a few work sessions throughout the year as well, to work on long term projects and goals. Please join us for a meeting soon and see if this is a good fit for you!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Writer's Group - Up and Writing!

The Writer's Group has officially formed and will be meeting the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library. Meetings will be limited to two hours, tops. We will start by using the meeting to discuss writing, review work submitted to the group by members, and take some time to get to know each other. Bring something you've written or are working on to the next meeting, if you wish - we all promise to be professional and gentle in our critiques. The next meeting will be Feb. 24 at 6:30 pm so if you would like to join the group, please call the library and let us know!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Writer's Group Meeting

'There will be an organizational meeting for the newly forming Writer's Group on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm in the library. Some things that will be covered are: how often--and when--should the group meet? Is there a writer's group "format" we like? What should we call the group? Refreshments? Wide-rule or college rule? Pica or Times New Roman? Come help us kick-off the first season of the Writer's Group! If you can't make it, don't despair. You can email us at or call the library at 937-2625 to stay in the loop.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gimme Five Fundraiser Continues

Our annual "Gimme Five" fundraiser is still going on! If you received our letter along with our most recent newsletter, it is not too late to send it in. Join our annual "Gimme Five" program and invest in this valuable community resource. Pick a "Five" that fits your budget. Whether it's a "High Five" or a "Low Five", it will go a long way towards keeping our library an exciting, growing resource for everyone. Your "five" will continue to help us thrive!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Writer's Group Forming

Since our last newsletter was sent out in December (to all the mailboxes and post office boxes in our service area), we have had some interest in the writer's group that will be meeting at the library! The day and time have not been scheduled yet not a lot of room so if you are a local published author, fledgling writer or simply interested in the joy of writing and would like to join the group please call the library at 937-2625 and let us know.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome Everyone!

Welcome to our new Blogsite! We hope you visit us frequently to see what programs and workshops we are offering and what new materials are available for checkout. Our collections continue to be dynamic and our kid's room is filled with wonderful storybooks, chapter books and books with tapes. We have a great selection of adult large print, non-fiction, fiction and reference materials as well as one of the largest collections of vintage radio shows in the country. Also available to patrons are three DSL computer stations.