Summer Reading has begun!

Sunday, June 19 - Saturday, August 13

Kids from preschool age through 6th grade may register for the summer reading program. Adults may read to kids who can’t read on their own. The reading program runs from June 19th to August 13th. Choose how you log your reading:

In-person: Read with monster. Mark off a cat footprint on your log for every day you read at least 20 minutes, then bring your log to the Library to collect “library dollars”. Use your library dollars to “BUY” new paperback books at the Library. Library books are 5 library Dollars. Children may purchase a maximum of 4 books but are encouraged to continue reading throughout the summer.

In Readsquared app: Sign up on the Library’s Readsquared page to earn badges and explore camp missions as you Read Beyond the Beaten Path.

Each week there will be a drawing for a surprise bag. To be eligible, have a staff member mark off your reading log or earn a ReadSquared badge for the week. Each Saturday, we will draw a name to win the weekly surprise.


Featured Artist for July:
Frieda Cron

Nature’s creative presence has been the driving force of Frieda’s photographic expression of her maritime experience in the PNW. Having spent more than half her life on the shores of Rosario Strait, at the confluence of Obstruction and Peavine Passes, she has had the rare opportunity to immerse herself in the many moods that the ocean presents in the inland waters of Western Washington. This environment provides an endless array of photographic opportunities of light, color, marine mammals, birds, and a wide variety of vessels of all shapes and sizes.

Frieda hopes you will enjoy her interpretation of this dynamic and ever changing view of the Pacific Northwest.

In 2019, she was selected and honored to be the Season Images Artist for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival where her pictures were displayed in their program, brochures, website and wine bottle labels.


Call for Art Submissions

The Library's Art Committee is now accepting submissions from Orcas artists for exhibiting in 2023. Deadline for submission is October 1st. Digital submission of 6 images is preferred. For more details, pick up a flyer at the library's front desk. Artists are also encouraged to include materials that could be displayed in the Library's glass cabinet.


Jenny's Virtual Story!

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

July 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
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Over 3,000 Popular Magazines Now Available for Download

The Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive. Top titles include Cooks Illustrated, National Geographic, The New Yorker, and many other popular magazines.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Library patrons can also download magazines to Libby for offline use. Readers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

From the website access OverDrive here

Interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films? You're in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, our newest on-demand video streaming service.

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