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.
All ages (children under 7 will need to be supervised by a parent or guardian) are welcomed to stop by the Library between 10:00am and 2:00pm on the first Saturday of every month for our 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.*
The Library is hosting a Game Day every third Saturday of the month. All ages 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 also now offer Dungeons & Dragons on Game Day! If you are intersted in joining out D&D game, please contact the Library to let us know!
Join us every Wednesday at 11:00am 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!
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!
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 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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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?
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.