Jefferson Library Events

Monthly Events & Online Resources.

Online and Distance Events During Covid-19

The following events are continuing while Covid-19 precautions are in place. Masks are no longer required, but masks and hand sanitizer are readily available to those that wish to use them. We also encourage all patrons to keep 6 feet of distance between each other and staff or volunteers. Details are available on the library Facebook page. Call or email the library for more information. Online resources from CCRLS are also available using your CCRLS account information.

Teen Robotics Day 

Teens are welcomed to stop by the Library between 10:00am and 2:00pm on the first Saturday of every month for Teen Robotics Day! We will have Ozobots available to work with as well as other fun robots and activities. If you would like to know what we will have on a particular day or if there is something specific that is robotics related, please contact the Library! 

Teen Book Club

The Teen Book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm to 6:00pm to discuss a specific book that is chosen at the end of the previous meeting. Themed games or activities may also be included! Contact the Library to sign up and find out what we’re reading next!

 

Take and Make Craft Kits

Each month the library offers a different craft kit for all ages. These kits are ready to go and put together at home! Pick one up the next time you are at the Library! *While supplies last.*

Teen Game Day

The Library is hosting a Teen Game Day every third Saturday of the month. Teens are welcome to stop by between 10:00am and 2:00pm to play board games including (but not limited to!) Clue, Blockus, Ticket to Ride, and No Thank You, Evil!. We also have a few Magic the Gathering decks to play with or you can bring your own! We are hoping to add Dungeons and Dragons soon! 

STEM Activities 

Every other month we have a STEM or STEAM activity for all ages! Follow us on Facebook, check out our calendar, or feel free to ask us what and when our next activity will be!

 

Weekly Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at 12:30pm for songs, rhymes and stories for babies and young children aged 0-6. Storytime will be led by Library Assistant, Sharon, and Storytime Kits will be available to take home every week for those who have not picked one up already!

Storytime is now IN PERSON only and will no longer be livestreamed on Facebook. Storytime will take place in our Recreation Room or outdoors if the weather is nice!

All Ages Craft or Activity Day

Anyone is able to join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am to 2:00pm to participate in our craft or activity day. The crafts and activities vary, but some previous crafts include Jewelry Making, Write a Letter to a Veteran, and so much more!

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Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series

Register for Free online workshops at Workshops/Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service

The Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series is a partnership of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) and Chemeketa Community College. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services CAGML-248046-OMLS-20. All workshops are offered free of charge and will be delivered online via Zoom.

Monthly Events

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Read to a Pet

Come meet Hana the big fluffy Samoyed, a trained therapy dog who loves kids! Beginning readers need lots of practice reading aloud, and Hanna loves to listen and be petted. There no better way to practice reading in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Kids can sign up for a session with Hanna and read whichever book they’d like to read to her. Each reader gets to select a free pet-themed book from the Friends of the Library when their session is done!

Library Movie Night

Don’t miss the Library’s monthly movie night! We select a different family-friendly movie every month and show it during our evening hours in the meeting room. Bring your sleeping bags, beanbags, and cozy blankets to snuggle up and watch a great movie at the library!

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Online Resources

Local Organizations

Jefferson Community Center

107 N Main St, Jefferson, OR 97352

(503)327-7996

Jefferson Community Food Pantry

310 N 2nd St., Jefferson, OR 97352

(503) 779-9807

 

Coming Soon

We are currently working on adding additional resources for the Jefferson Community. 

Leave us a message and let us know what resources you would like to see.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered our most frequently asked questions. Not finding what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll gladly answer any pending questions! 

What do I need to get a library card?
If you are a Jefferson, Oregon resident, to get a Library card is quite easy. Just bring a piece of a current photo ID and something that can verify your address to the Library. People often bring a piece of mail, water bill, rent agreement, or even their checkbook. It has to be your residence address, not your PO box. If you live in what we call “the grey area” where you have an Albany address but live within walking distance of Jefferson you may still be able to get a card. Please contact the Library for questions and details.
I need to print something off, can I do it at the library?
The library has 11 public access computers with internet. We charge $0.10 for black and white printing and $0.25 for color printing.
Does the library accept donations?

We LOVE books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, and music CD donations. You can bring them by any time the Library is open. The Jefferson Friends of the Library gratefully acknowledges tax-deductible donations.

Does the Library fax?
Unfortunately, the Jefferson Public Library does not fax.
I can't find what i'm looking for at the Jefferson library, now what?
Most of the time one of the other 17 Libraries within CCRLS has the item you are looking for and it can be put on hold and brought to Jefferson for you to check out free of charge. If you’ve looked there and still can’t find what you are hoping for, talk to your Library staff. Sometimes Jefferson will purchase the item and you will be the first one to check it out. Other times, the Library staff can arrange an Inter-library Loan for items available at Libraries around the world. See library staff for more details on ILL.
Can I volunteer at the library?

Volunteers are awesome and we love them. All volunteers over the age of 18 must take and pass a background check through the city. Help is most needed during the summer for our Summer Reading Program and throughout the year with tasks such as cleaning, book processing and helping with events.

When is your next book sale?

There is never a set day each year the Library has a book sale. Just keep an eye and an ear out, there will be plenty of notice for when the next one is coming. If you need something now, though, check out the Jefferson Public Library mini book store located under the newspapers at the back of the Library. This bookshelf is packed with all sorts of books being offed for $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

Can my kid be at the Library alone?

All children under age 10 must have a responsible individual aged 12 years or older remain with them during the visit. This is in compliance with Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 163.545.

Are you hiring?

The Library is not hiring now. Please keep an eye out on the City’s website and here for future openings.