Wednesday, August 12 @ 10:00am
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we're hiring!

Public Services Librarian for Adult Services

Application deadline for first consideration: July 30, 2020. Open until filled.

Announcement Position Description

curbside pickup now available for reserved materials!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: Noon to 3pm

We invite you to reserve books, DVDs, and other materials through our website, by searching the online catalog, identifying items you want, and placing the request (or “hold”) using your account information. You may have a total of up to ten holds at a time on one account. Look for an email when your holds are available; if you don’t have an email address on your account, we’ll give you a call. If you need a library card, applications will be available during curbside service hours.

Items will be available for pickup at our front entrance between 12:00 and 3:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This service is for curbside pickup only: no one is allowed inside the building. When approaching the pickup table, please maintain the 6-foot spacing requirement and wear a facemask.

ProQuest is launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases.

Log into ProQuest with your Library Card and PIN

Book Drops Around the Island

Book Drops Open:
We're accepting returns.

In addition to the book drop in front of the library, we have three more book drops conveniently located around the island:

  • To the east: the Olga book drop is located at the Post Office. New Location.
  • On the west side, in Deer Harbor: you can find the book drop in front of the Deer Harbor Community Club.
  • At the Orcas ferry landing: the book drop sits in front of the Cottage Gift Shop on Orcas Road.
The book drops are checked and emptied on a weekly basis.

"Imagine Your Story"

This summer @ the Library


Readers of all ages will explore all things fairytale, fantasy, and myth this summer as Orcas Island Public Library presents “Imagine Your Story” library programing. Children’s activities include: the ever popular ‘books for library dollars‘ program, virtual creature creation programs, and a new explorer program sure to get kids and families out and onto their island preserves this summer!


The 2020 Summer Reading Program runs June 21st to August 15th. Registration for the children’s SRP starts on Wednesday, June 17h. The first 100 kids to register get a free bandana! Teens and adults are also encouraged to grab a book bingo card and attendant this summer’s activities. All programs are free and open to the public.

Orcas Small Business Help

Are you lost in the maze? A group of island experts has teamed up with Orcas Island Library to help you navigate the various business financial assistance programs. For small business owners, independent contractors and sole proprietorships facing a web of confusing information and paperwork while seeking to apply for federal and state financial assistance programs, the team can help.

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Washington Rural Heritage

Washington Rural Heritage is a collection of historic materials documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is an ongoing project of small, rural libraries and partnering cultural institutions, guided by an initiative of the Washington State Library.

Visit the Orcas Island Heritage page here.

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All Library Events Cancelled Until Further Notice

Meet Tina Connolly

Thursday, August 13 @ 6:00pm
via Zoom with Mark Ferrari

Join us as we meet author Tina Connolly, who writes stories and novels for teens described as, “bewitching, clever, delightful, original, and unexpected.”

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Meet Greg Bear

Saturday, August 15 @ 3:00pm
via Zoom with Mark Ferrari

Celebrated science fiction author, Greg Bear will join us for a discussion on the science fiction and fantasy genre. Greg has authored more thanthirty novels, short stories, and books. He has been awarded five Nebulas and two Hugos

Register Here

Jenny's Virtual Story Times!

Watch all of Jenny's Virtual Story Times
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