Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2020 September

Library Updates

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Fall Reading Program

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No need to wait until next summer for a reading challenge! Dive right in to autumn, and Fall for Reading. If you registered for the the summer program, you already have an account and can jump right in! If not, registration is super easy and only takes a minute. Click here to go to Beanstack. Have fun!

"It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can."
—Jane Hamilton

Staff Picks

We are mailing items to patrons with 97420 or 97407 zip codes. To receive these staff picks or any other books/media in the mail, place holds through your library account. Don't have a library account? Register online or call us at 541-269-1101.

Mother Goose Online

As many families are seeking new rhythms and routines, don't forget to include play! For refreshers on old favorites, or to learn a few new songs or kneebounces, check out our 4-part Mother Goose Online series!

New Pick Up and Drop Off Locations!

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Build Skills Every Day

Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.


  • Talk: "More" is a common first word. Before you give more of something to your baby, ask, "Would you like MORE?", and wait for her response. When she makes any sound, say, "Ok!", and give her more.
  • Sing: Put on a concert with stuffed animals. Have them take turns singing in silly voices.
  • Read: Read to a pet, read to a stuffed animal, or read to a tree with your little one. Later, you may see your child "reading" to them in their play!
  • Write: Sticker artwork is a great way to develop fine motor skills, and add a pop to a scribbly landscape.
  • Play: What can you make with a big box? Use your imagination to make it a house, then a boat, then a race car!

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Thanks to Dolly Parton and other generous donors, every child under the age of five living in Coos County is eligible to receive a free book every month in the mail! Do you have a child/children under five? Do you live in Coos County? Fill out this registration form and turn it in to your local public library. Then get your bookshelf ready ;)

Go Ahead... Sing!

Way up high in an apple tree,

Five red apples smiled at me.

I shook that tree as hard as I could!

Down came an apple.

Mmmmm.... it was good!


(Count down to "no apples!")

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Visit the library to sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.The library provides reading logs and incentive prizes. Or grab the app (iphone or android) and do it on your own!
Library Littles Archive can be accessed from our Early Literacy webpage.