Coos Library Board Openings

The Coos County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications for positions on the Coos County Library Board.  Position #1 must live in the incorporated area of Coos Bay, and the successful candidate will be filling the remainder of a term set to expire June 30, 2016.  Applicants for Position #5 must be a small cities/Dora resident, and this candidate will also be filling the remainder of a term, set to expire June 30, 2017.

Deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 24th at 5:00 PM.

Interested parties must send a completed county application to:

Norma Fowler, ESO Director
525 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-269-1101 x227

Or email to

Title Wave 2015 - Coos County Reads!

A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick is the featured book of the Title Wave program of the Coastline libraries. Title Wave brings readers together with an outstanding northwest book and its author. The celebration of Kirkpatrick’s writing continues when the author comes to Coos County in May for talks at public and school libraries.

Catch the Title Wave by reading A Light in the Wilderness and meet the author at the Dora Public Library on Thursday May 21 at 6:00 pm and at the Coos Bay Public Library on Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm.

A Light in the Wilderness was published in September 2014. Publisher’s Weekly praised it, noting that “Kirkpatrick exercises her considerable gift for making history come alive in this real-life tale of a freed slave who travels across the country to the Oregon Territory in the late 1840’s. Kirkpatrick draws an indelible portrait of Letitia Carson, an African American woman who obtains her freedom and then determinedly makes her own way in an unsympathetic society.” Kirkpatrick’s book is a very compelling read about the lives of three women who become allies on the long and dangerous journey on the Oregon Trail.

Kirkpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books, including a Sweetness to the Soul, which won the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy Award, Spur Award, One Books Award, and the Oregon Book Award

Meet the author!

  • Thursday, May 21, 6pm @ Dora Public Library
  • Friday May 22, 7pm @ Coos Bay Public Library

Important tax form information for filing year 2014

In previous years libraries have ordered many of the most popular forms and publications from the IRS.  All public libraries have been notified that because IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress the IRS is not providing any forms or instruction booklets except the forms listed below.

  • Form 1040
  • Form 1040A
  • Form 2040EZ

You can obtain forms and instructions by visiting irs.gov where you can print or order the forms by mail. Coastline libraries apologize for this inconvenience.

NBPL Music Time

North Bend Public Library, Fridays at 10am

Active fun with rhythm, rhyme & music for ages 3 - 6 (younger children are welcome on a trial basis. Come find out if Music Time is appropriate for your younger child's attention span and interests.) Music Time lasts about 50 minutes, but it's always okay to leave earlier. Please come dressed for sitting on the floor and active movement around the room. Questions? Phone the library at 756-0400. There will be no Music Time on the following dates: November 28 (Thanksgiving week) December 19 - January 2 (Happy Holidays!) March 27 (Spring vacation) Music Time will be cancelled whenever the Friends of the Library have a book sale.

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