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  Library Trustee Wanted

{reposted April 29, 2024}

Library Trustee Wanted
Volunteer Position

Do you live in Ocean Shores?
Interested in volunteering for a cause that enhances the livability in Ocean Shores?
Have a passion for the Ocean Shores Public Library?

The Ocean Shores Public Library and the City of Ocean Shores have a vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees, a governing and policy-making board.

Attendance at bi-monthly meetings
A willingness to advocate for the library in the Ocean Shores community
Public speaking to promote library services
Serving on board committees

Applications: https://www.osgov.com/government/boards___commissions___committees/index.php

Contact a Library Board of Trustees member: LibraryBoardOfTrustees@gmail.com
Call Library 280-3919 ask for Keitha
Email Keitha@osgov.com


  Library Foundation Board Member Wanted

{updated February 26, 2024 - POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED}

Library Foundation Board Member Wanted
Volunteer Position

Do you live in Ocean Shores?
Interested in volunteering for a cause that enhances the livability in Ocean Shores?
Have a passion for the Ocean Shores Public Library?

The Ocean Shores Library and the Ocean Shores Library Foundation announce an opportunity to join the 5-person Board of Directors.

Attendance at monthly meetings
A willingness to advocate for the library in the Ocean Shores community
Publicly speak and promote library services
Serve on Board Committees

Contact a current Library Foundation Board of Directors member
Call Library 280-3919 ask for Keitha
Email Keitha@osgov.com


  Ocean Shores Citizens Academy 2023 : Learning About Your Local Government

{posted February 26, 2023}

The Ocean Shores Citizens Academy is a free nine-week course designed to provide an in-depth look into how your local government operates. Participants will:

  • Participate in dialogues with, City leaders, City staff and other civic-minded residents.
  • Enjoy comprehensive overviews of departments, programs, and services.
  • Discover the status and future for Ocean Shores development.
  • Tour some city facilities.
  • Become informed, involved citizens.
  • Become ambassadors for the city and have a role in educating others about city government.

The program is designed for residents of Ocean Shores that are 18 years or older and have not been involved with city council, city commissions or city boards. Class size is 25.

This is a 9-week course, your full commitment is requested to attend the entire series.

Classes are held on Fridays starting 10:00am until noon. (Longer sessions may happen with site tours)

First class will be March 17 continuing until May 12 (note: no class on March 31)

Registration opens February 24, 2023 and closes March 7, 2023, 3:00pm

Download the 2023 Citizens Academy Application.pdf and the 2023 Citizens Course Schedule.docx

Submit a completed application: Via email to keitha@osgov.com or Via mail (Attn: Keitha Owen, 573 Point Brown Ave NW) or Deliver a printed copy to Ocean Shores Public Library (573 Point Brown Ave NW) You will receive a confirmation email upon approval of your application.


  Chess Set Coming Soon To The Library

{posted February 26, 2023}

A chess set available for use in the Library. Check it out at the Check-Out desk.

Thank you to The Friends of the Library for purchasing this!

Libby App


  The Libby App is replacing the OverDrive App

{posted January 22, 2023}

Libby App

For more information, visit our Getting Started with Libby page!


  Grand Canal Park Master Plan Report

{posted January 6, 2023}

2023 Grand Canal Park Master Plan Report

This report can be read IN HARD COPY AT YOUR LIBRARY IN THE DOCUMENTS SECTION, as well as online at the City Webpage.


  Holiday Book Drive 2022

{posted November 6, 2022}

The 2022 Holiday Book Drive is from November 1st - December 15th.

Children's book donations needed! Donate new unwrapped children's books to the Ocean Shores Library, and we will wrap and distribute them to local children for the Holidays.


  New Comfy Couches in the Teen Area

{posted October 22, 2022}

New comfy couches in the Teen area. Thank you Friends of the Ocean Shores Library!


  Ocean Shores Public Library Turns 50!

{posted October 2, 2022}

The Library Story: 50 Years of Growth

September 2022 marked 50 years since the Ocean Shores Public Library was established. Each weekend during September featured fun activities to celebrate the library's achievements, commemorated the community members who have contributed to documenting the history of Ocean Shores, and had displays of the progress both the community and the library have made over the past 50 years.

To download the 50th Anniversary events in PDF, » CLICK HERE.

Where were you in 1972? Over 550 community members joined the Ocean Shores Library Staff in celebrating the library’s 50-year anniversary.

The celebration was during the month of September and featured 12 events for all ages.

September 9th brought back some memories with a screening of the original Poseidon Adventure, one of the hit films from 1972, starring Gene Hackman and Shelly Winters. Spoiler alert – things get a little upside down in this movie!

September 10th marked the Grand Celebration, with keynote speakers Mayor Jon Martin and City Administrator Scott Andersen. Mayor Martin discussed how fiercely independent the city of Ocean Shores is and how the library is part of that mission. He also discussed how the library continues to evolve and is a welcoming place for all the community to visit. City Administrator Andersen stressed what a vibrant community center the library is while providing access to information, a civic participation center, and lifelong learning. Board members from the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and Ocean Shores Library Foundation were on hand to offer information, as well. The new 1900 square foot Anneka van Doorninck Pavilion was dedicated, Bill Robison put on a fabulous and funny Family Comedy Show, the video presentation “The Library Story: 50 years of growth” was shown, and hot dogs, chips and sodas were served. A great (and busy) day!

September 17th was ALL about kids and teens! The younger kids began the activities by creating their own pet rocks (I’m sure we all remember those!), and the teens ended the afternoon with a 70’s costume contest and Wii bowling. Treats were had by all.

The final events of the month on September 24th were an entertaining talk by local author Sheila Roberts, who gave the audience a glimpse into the world of publishing and kindly answered questions from the audience. Participants in the Washington Rural Heritage Oral History Project were recognized, and offered commentary during an amazing slide presentation by Joann Lacy entitled “Ocean Shores Memories: Now and Then”, which depicted the early days of Ocean Shores, and many, many pictures showed the tremendous changes that have taken place over the years.

The Friends of the Library generously funded ALL of the activities to help celebrate the 50 year milestone of the Ocean Shores Library, making it an unforgettable birthday for a key resource in the community.


  Zoom-Capable Meeting Room

{posted October 2, 2022}

The Library has two meeting rooms available for the public to use. The large room has new Zoom equipment purchased with a Washington State Library ARPA Grant. Setup is easy and viewing is fabulous on the new 85” screen. Ask the staff for more information and to reserve the room!


  Libby Magazine Collection

{posted August 2, 2022}

The libraries digital selection has expanded to include over 4000 Magazines! You can access the collection with your library card by using the Libby app on your phone or tablet, or accessing the Washington Anytime Library website on your computer.


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