Summer Reading Begins – June 1

There are summer reading programs for all age groups – Kids, Teens and Adults! So, whatever projects you have planned for this summer, our library has something for you. Resources to help you learn… grow, connect, and create… Join us this summer for books, movies, music, activities and fun… Summer is an exciting time at the library, so come join us for great books, special events and more… And together we can build a better world!

Sign Up at the library beginning June 1st!!

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Growing Herbs Workshop!

North Plains Library is proud to present the first in our series of Culinary Literacy events!
Please join us on Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 am at the library on for the presentation Growing Herbs.

Growing herbs can be a sensory delight. There are culinary herbs, aromatic herbs and herbs that attract beneficial insects. But considering the high cost of fresh herbs, why not grow your own? OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, Sandy Japely will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden.

Topics covered will be starting your beds, planting times, maintenance and harvesting. OSU Extension Service recommended varieties will also be shared.

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Little Tykes Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us for Emmy Blue at the Jessie Mays Community Hall on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30 a.m. to kick-off Little Tykes Summer Reading program!

Emmy Blue will share her very own bright and happy fairy tales, folktales and legends about the magical creatures who live deep in the enchanted forests of the Pacific Northwest.

All participants will receive a magical stone from the enchanted forest! All ages are welcome!

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Library Book Club

On June 28 at 7 pm, join us at the Library for our current selection: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra

In December 2004, in a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.

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NEW! Cultural Pass online reservations

Did you know that your WCCLS library card can get you free admission to nine local cultural destinations? It’s true, but until now that admission has required coordination with your local library as well as a visit there to pick up a physical pass.

Starting May 8, you will be able to reserve Admission Passes to these destinations from the comfort of your own home. This service allows WCCLS library cardholders to browse destinations by date or venue and reserve, print or cancel admission tickets online. The new reservation system makes it easy to plan your next adventure or family trip!

Check beginning May 8 to learn more.

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June Quilt Display

The quilt on display above the checkout desk throughout the months of May and June is a quilt pattern is called “Spring Fever” from a Buggy Barn book called Certifiably Crazy. The quilt was made in 2010. Mary Lou Cannon (Library cataloger Candii’s mom) started quilting in 2006 and has finished over 50 quilts, with several of them being king and queen size quilts. Most of her ‘spare’ time is spent in front of the sewing machine, cutting out fabric, looking for new patterns or shopping for material. Her mind pretty much never shuts off from quilting. .

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We Welcome All Community Members


The North Plains Public Library reaffirms that we welcome and serve every member of our community. As we witness unrest across our nation following this month’s historic national election, and learn about acts of violence, discrimination and bigotry in our communities, we remind everyone that public libraries are a refuge and a place of common ground. We welcome and include all people, and want every member of our community to feel safe and comfortable using our spaces and resources. We expect that library users will show each other the same respect.

As the American Library Association President, Julie Todaro, wrote, “Our nation’s libraries serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity.”

The libraries of Washington County encourage you to use our libraries for education, entertainment and enlightenment. We continue to welcome everyone into our libraries, our shared community gathering spaces.