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. 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.
Take and Make Craft Kits
Each month the library offers a different craft kit for all ages. Call ahead or knock on the front door during curbside hours to pick-up a kit.
Check the library’s Facebook page to view this month’s craft kit.
Weekly Baby and Toddler Storytime
Join us outside on the lawn every Wednesday at 12pm for songs, rhymes and fingerplays for babies and young children. On inclement days, the storytime will be livestreamed and then posted on the library Facebook page.
In addition to the in-person storytime, a shorter version on the storytime will be livestreamed and posted on Facebook each week.
Take-home storytime kits containing a scarf and egg shaker are available to pick-up at the library.
Go to Amy Librarianat Jefferson to view weekly storytimes live.
Or visit JeffersonPublicLibrary to view past storytimes.
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.
Read Around the Library
Each month the library features a new or classic picture book to read page-by-page around the library building.
Read Around the Library is always available.
Baby Toddler Time
Every Wednesday, 12 pm during the school year: stories, music, dancing, fingerplays, singing, fun with friends & more!
All Ages Craft Day
One Saturday per month 10 am-4 pm.
Every month we put together 5-6 themed crafts for all ages to enjoy. We provide instructions and all the necessary materials to be creative and have some fun at the library. Our craft ideas change every month, so come ready to try something new!
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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Jefferson Community Food Pantry
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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?
I need to print something off, can I do it at the library?
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?
I can't find what i'm looking for at the Jefferson library, now what?
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.