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.

CLOSED Sat. January 15th 

The Jefferson Public Library will be closed on Saturday, January 15th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

All Ages Craft Day – Jewelry Making! Jan. 22 10am-2pm

The Jefferson Public Library is holding an all ages craft day on January 22nd!

Drop in any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm to make a bracelet or necklace. Materials will be provided and there is no cost to join. 


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 Storytime

Join us outside on the lawn every Wednesday at 12:30 PM for songs, rhymes and fingerplays for babies and young children. On rainy days, the storytime will be livestreamed and then posted on the library Facebook page.

Go to Nadia 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.

Monthly Events

Not Current

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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Online Resources

Local Organizations

Jefferson Community Center

107 N Main St, Jefferson, OR 97352


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.