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.
Toddlers 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.
Lego Club (September-May) is held from 2-4 PM on the 4th Saturday of the month.
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.
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.
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:
How to Borrow and Return Library Materials
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:
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: