“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another." -Lemony
My hammock is up and I am ready to travel! Summer is my favorite reading season,
though in Central Oregon that may mean throwing a sleeping bag on top of that hammock.
Reading offers us an escape from the everyday stresses and brings new worlds and
ideas to us. This summer we invite you to join us on a world travel through the
magic of the written word. I started my expedition this week in San Francisco with
Chris Adrian’s “The Great Night.” From there I will be traveling by steamer to 1920’s
France for Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife.” Where will your journey take you? Your
next port of call is waiting on our library shelves!
Bon Voyage! Todd Dunkelberg, Library Director
Know Reading: Summer Reading Takes You Around the World
You can travel around the world this summer without ever leaving sunny Central Oregon,
just by joining the Library’s
summer reading program for all ages. “One World, Many Stories” is for children
ages 0-11, and “You Are Here” is for the teens ages 12-17 and “Novel Destinations”
is for 18 and up!
Children who complete at least 3 hours of reading or listening to books receive
a free book, a coupon for a sweet treat at Goody’s, a pass to a Trailblazer’s game,
and a chance to win the weekly prize drawing for puppets and books. Children can
also complete a “Children’s Travel Ticket Bingo Card” that offers many creative
ways to learn about the world, as well as do more reading. Each completed bingo
means a raffle ticket for the grand prize of Lucia Llama, the traveling library
Free cultural programs for children during the summer include:
- The One World, Many Stories Storytelling Festival will be July 30 at 1:00 p.m. at
the Tower Theatre in Bend. Admission is by free ticket, available at all Deschutes
Public Libraries July 16. For more information contact McNeil at 541-617-7099.
- A series of free “Familypalooza” events, including Basil the Bookworm’s Trip Around
the World, presented by Penny’s Puppet Productions,; Yoga Stories, with children
learning yoga positions of animals within the stories, and Dance Around the World,
a series of programs for all ages that feature belly dancing, jingle dancing, and
dances from Mexico, Chile, Peru and more
- Adventure Corps, a weekly story, craft and activity program for ages 6-11
- Weekly story times at all libraries for ages 0-5
The teens-only summer reading program encourages participants to experience
a wide variety of reading over the summer: not only “real” books, but books on CD,
digitally downloadable books, comics, magazines, newspapers, and even online reading.
Teens who finish 3 hours of reading will receive a free book, and can then continue
with a Travel Ticket bingo game card that promotes attending special library programs,
getting involved with their families and communities, and having fun with their
friends. Each completed bingo means a raffle ticket for the grand prize of a flip
Adults can join in the fun and travel through books to “Novel Destinations.”
The adult summer reading program is for anyone aged 18 and over and are eager to
read novels where the place is important to the story. All you have to do is read
for three hours, fill out a coupon at your local library, and select a free book
of your choice and a bingo card.
Throughout the summer, read books or do activities to complete bingo rows. Each
completed bingo row gets you an entry into the raffle at the end of the summer.
Thanks to our local library Friends’ groups we are raffling off a Color Nook eReader.
Nook eReaders work with the Library’s free eBook collection available on
DPL’s Digital Downloads.
The summer reading program began on Saturday, June 11th and runs through Saturday,
Friends Book Sales All Summer Long – Great Books, Fantastic
The Deschutes Public Library is very fortunate to have Friends organizations throughout
Deschutes County who support our local libraries in Downtown Bend, East Bend, La
Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver through regularly scheduled book sales. Summer
is the perfect time to become a member of your local Friends of the Library organization
and get early privileges to the book sales. It’s also a fun way to meet a great
group of people who love and support libraries!
Mark your calendars for some great book sales this summer:
The La Pine Friends annual book sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, 10:00
- 4:00 and Sunday, July 3, 10:00 - 4:00. The Friends of the La Pine Library’s
Book Nook will be open every week in the summer on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Friends of the Bend Libraries Summer Book Sale is July 4th from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
and July 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please contact is Rob Byrd, Friends of
the Bend Libraries Book Sale chair at (541) 389-1622 for more information.
Friends of the Redmond Library’s bookstore is open daily in the summer. Come
by for some great deals.
Friends of the Sisters Library Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 9
from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Friends of the Sisters Library Special Used
Book Sale is held at the Friends Book Corner located at the North West corner of
the Sisters Library. For more information contact Vicky Hughes 541-549-8843. The
Sisters Public Library will be open Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
the 36th Annual Outdoor Quilt Show.
Visit the Sunriver Friends Book Shelf at the Sunriver Library all summer
long for more great reads.
Friends of the Bend Libraries Donate $38,400 for new East Bend
Thanks to a very generous gift from the Friends of the Bend Libraries, the East
Bend Library was able to purchase furniture and shelving for the teen and children’s
area of the new building. The $38,400 gift was raised in part from the regular book
sales the Friends organize throughout the year. “We couldn’t have created such a
wonderful community space without the help of the Friends of the Bend Libraries,”
said Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. “Their gift made an enormous difference to
for the residents of East Bend and to all who visit the library.”
East Bend Library --- A Success from Opening Day!
The Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce the new East Bend Library is
very popular! More than 33,000 residents have visited the new library since it opened
in mid-March. The Library is 8,000 square feet and located at Borden’s Corner, 62080
Dean Swift Road, Suite 170. The East Bend Library provides full services such as:
a community meeting room; popular books, music, and films; Internet stations; story
times; adult programs; and materials pick-up. For more information check out the
Book-a-Librarian Service Now Available -- Research Made Easy!
The Deschutes Public Library has launched a free service to assist individuals,
organizations, and businesses with research on a variety of subjects. The new service,
Book-a-Librarian, provides one-on-one assistance with research that might otherwise
be overwhelming for customers. Through the Book-a-Librarian service, a professional
librarian will meet with customers for up to 90 minutes either in the Library or
at the individual's place of work and assist them with their information needs.
Librarians are available to assist with research on a variety of subjects, such
- Career exploration and resume assistance
- Small business plans
- Consumer research
- Industry trends for entrepreneurs
Interested customers can call for an appointment at 541-617-7080 or fill out the
form online at www.deschuteslibrary.org/ask.
Two to three days advance notice is preferred.
Start Your Engines
Is your mower, boat, or ATV not running like it used to? The
Small Engine Repair Reference Center from the library contains an extensive
set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer for ATVs, generators, marine motors,
motorcycles, lawn equipment, personal water craft, snowmobiles, and even tractors.
with your library barcode from home, school, work, or anywhere in the world.
Visit the library's Online
Resources page for more free resources like eBooks, business/investment
sites, career help, magazines, homework resources, and much more.
Local Book Sellers Support the Library
Three local book stores are helping support the Library through donating up to 10%
of their sales. Purchase an item from Barnes and Noble, Paulina Springs Book Store
in Redmond, and Paulina Springs Book Store in Sisters on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday,
July 17 and the Library will receive 10% of the proceeds.
You must mention
the Deschutes Public Library at the point of purchase and the Library will get a
minimum of 10% from all purchases made including books, toys, Nooks, cards, and
café sales. And if you shop online at www.bn.com/bookfair
enter the code 10508448 in the appropriate box and the Library receives 10%
of the sale.
The Library appreciates these local book sellers for their partnership and support!
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