The Independence and Monmouth public libraries will celebrate National Library week with a Food for Fines drive. This annual event allows local library users to help the Ella Curran Food Bank while reducing their library fines. To participate in the Food for Fines program, bring any of the following items to your library between April 13th and April 18th:
15 ounces or larger – Canned fruit, vegetables, chili, soup (canned or dry), bottled or canned fruit juices;
boxed hot or cold cereal, pasta products, pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned meats, cooking oil;
5+ pound bags of sugar, flour or rice.
For each item donated, the library will reduce your outstanding fines by one dollar. All items must be commercially processed, factory sealed, dent and rust free, and bear a future expiration date. No ramen products can be accepted. Food will be accepted only for overdue fines. Food cannot be used to reduce fines by more than twenty dollars, or for other charges such as lost or damaged items or special fees.
Those who do not have overdue fines are also invited to donate food during Food for Fines. If you have questions about Food for Fines, contact the Independence Public Library at 503-838-1811 or the Monmouth Public Library at 503-838-1932.
With recent changes in the library's software system, the library app that you may have been using to access library resources was discontinued. The good news is that the NEW library app is now available for both iOS and Android. Select Read More for links to the download site.
The library now offers access to Mango Languages. Just select our Learn a Language link. If you are using this resource from home, you will need to enter your library card number and the pin number from your library account. Using Mango, you can now learn 8 different languages. Check out the list below!
Not sure what you want to read next? Want find a "read-alike"? Need an idea for your book club? NoveList can help! Use this resource to find reviews, lists, genre suggestions and more. If you are using NoveList from home, you will need your library card.
The Independence Public Library is participating in a three year pilot project to expand your access to Oregon libraries. Your library card is your passport to libraries across Oregon. Do you have a summer home? Visit relatives or work in another county? Now you may be able obtain a library card for that library and use it like your own. Check the web site librariesoforegon.org/passport to see which Oregon libraries are participating.