Wednesday, October 14 @ 10:00am
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Sidewalk Library

You can now browse a rotating selection of our new books and dvds!

Have you missed browsing the shelves of the library? Your wait is over. Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 we will begin rolling out a selection of new items for your perusing pleasure, weather permitting. Visit us during our curbside hours - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 3 PM - to see what's new in the collection!

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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.

Friends of the Library
2020 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 18 @ 2:00pm via Zoom

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Trustee Wanted

The Orcas Island Library is seeking a new Trustee to begin serving a five-year term on Jan. 1, 2021.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2020.

As the trustee handbook states, “Throughout our nation’s history, the public library has offered free and equal access to the collected knowledge, information, and history of our culture.” Serving as a trustee for the Orcas Public Library enables an individual to contribute to an institution that is available for everyone.

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Grab&Go @ the Library

New Service: "Grab and Go" bags.

Available during curbside hours - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 3 pm. Click below to view and fill out the form for your own personalized grab bag!

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Interlibrary Loans Resume

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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

Outdoor Trick-or-Treating for Books

Saturday, October 31st 3:00 - 5:30pm

Please join us on the south lawn of the Library for our annual trick-or-treating for books event. Kids are invited to come in their costumes and choose a book to take home. Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and others are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing rules of six feet or more.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.

Jenny's Virtual Story Times!

Uploaded new every Friday!

Watch all of Jenny's Virtual Story Times
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Interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films? You're in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, our newest on-demand video streaming service.

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