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Expanded Hours and Services!

Begins Monday, March 15

The Orcas Island Library is pleased to offer the following expanded hours and services, effective March 15, 2021:

  • Open hours from 12:00 to 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Access within the building for up to 30 people concurrently, for up to 30 minutes each.
  • Some public computers will be available for reservation for up to 20 minutes each.
  • Some study tables and chairs will become available.

Be sure to explore the website to see our wide range of online and in-person services. Also, call us at 360-376-4985 or email Library Director Phil Heikkinen at pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org with your comments and questions.


Prime Time Reading Art Gallery

There are wonderful stories that lurk inside all of us. Set your imagination free - submit your original writing or artwork in this collaborative effort.

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Over 3,000 Popular Magazines Now Available for Download

The Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive. Top titles include Cooks Illustrated, National Geographic, The New Yorker, and many other popular magazines.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Library patrons can also download magazines to Libby for offline use. Readers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

From the website access OverDrive here

Board Games @ the Library!

Looking for things to do at home this winter? We are excited to announce our expanded and updated board game collection!

Board games have made a big comeback with modern themes designed to engage players in strategy and problem-solving, and party games to keep you laughing. Playing games serves as an antidote to pandemic-induced screen time overload, helps build family connections, creates fond memories for children, and can reduce stress and increase cognitive function.

The collection includes strategy, hobby, party, cooperative, and classic games for all ages, including several new one- and two-player games, to enliven your stay-at-home winter nights. We are excited to offer patrons the opportunity to borrow these games.

Click here to see the collection and place holds for pickup during curbside hours. Check back as new games are added this month! Game on!

Questions or suggestions? Email Lynn at ljohnson@orcaslibrary.org.


Jenny's Virtual Story Times!

Uploaded new every Friday!

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