You can contact us by mail or send donations to:

Douglas County Library Foundation
1224 NE Walnut St., PMB 800
Roseburg, OR 97470

Libraries in Douglas County:

Canyonville:  Address: 250 N. Main, Canyonville  Phone: 541-839-4727
Hours: Monday 11am-3pm Thursday 1pm-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm

Drain: Address: 205 West “A” Ave., Drain  Phone: 541-836-2648
Hours: Currently open, hours not available to us at this time.

Glendale: Address: 3rd and Willis, Glendale  Phone: 541-832-2360  Email: libraryglendale@gmail.com
Hours: Wednesday 10am-2pm Friday 12pm-4pm Saturday Noon-4pm

Myrtle Creek:  Address: 231 Division, Myrtle Creek  Phone: (541) 860-7272  Email: friendsofmyrtlecreeklibrary@gmail.com
Hours: Monday 10am-4pm Tuesday 3pm-7pm Wednesday Noon-4pm Thursday Noon-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm

Oakland:  Address: 637 NE Locust, Oakland  Phone: 541-459-9784
Hours: Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-1pm

Reedsport: Address: 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport  Phone: 541-271-3603
Hours: Tuesday Noon-6pm Wednesday 10am-6pm Thursday Noon-6pm Friday 10am-2pm

Riddle:  Address: 637 First Ave., Riddle  Phone: 541-874-2070
Hours: Tuesday 1pm – 6pm Wednesday Noon-5pm Friday 11am-4pm

Roseburg:  Address: 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg  Phone: (541) 492-7051  Email: kwiley@cityofroseburg.org
Hours: Tuesday 1pm-8pm Wednesday 11am-5pm Thursday 1pm-8pm Friday 11am-5pm Saturday  10am-2pm

Sutherlin:  Address: 210 E. Central St., Sutherlin  Phone: 541-459-9161  Email: info@sutherlinlibrary.org 
Hours: Tuesday 11am-5pm Wednesday 11am-5pm Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 11am-5pm

Winston:  Address: 440 SE Grape Ave., Winston Phone: 541-679-5501
Hours: Monday Noon-6pm Tuesday Noon-6pm Thursday Noon-6pm Friday Noon-6pm

Yoncalla:  Address: 194 Birch, Yoncalla  Phone: 541-849-2128
Hours: Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 2pm-7pm Saturday 11am-3pm

Summer Reading Programs in Douglas County:

JUNE
14 — Registration, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
14 — Program Signups, sidewalk chalk art, free books and treats, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
15 — Registration, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
16 — Discover the Planets, Roseburg Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
17 — Experiencing the Outdoors, Myrtle Creek Library, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
18 — Pet Vet First Aid for Teens and Adults, Riddle Community Center, 1 p.m.
18 — Paper-Making with Paula, Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
18 — Summer Reading Program Kickoff, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
19 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon

19 — Kick-off Special Program: The Reptile Guy, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
20 — Make a Marvelous Marble Maze, Riddle Library, 1 p.m.
20 — Wildlife Safari, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
20 — Magic Show and Workshop Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
21 — Wildlife Safari, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
21 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
21 — T-shirt Tie Dying, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
24 — Finding my Way Home: Learn Navigation Skills with Isaac Ashby, Myrtle Creek Library, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
25 — Astronomy Program, Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
26 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
26 — Rocket Launch Program for K-5th graders, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
26 — Tie Dying, Learn about Japanese Shiburi dying, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
26 — Teen Tie-Dye, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
27 — Bob’s Looney Balloons, “Laika” First Dog in Orbit, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
27 — A Universe of Stories, Native American Drumming and Storytelling, Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
27 — Magic Show & Workshop, Riddle Community Center, 5:30 p.m. (Myrtle Creek patrons are welcome to attend)
28 — Magic Show & Workshop, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
28 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
28 — Rock Painting, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
28 — Book to Movie Program for 6th-12th graders, Drain Library, 4-6 p.m.

JULY
1 — Telling a Story with Donna Hunter, Myrtle Creek Library,
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
2 — Alien Slime, Roseburg Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
3 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
3 — Teen Gaming Tournament, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
5 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
5 — Happy July 4th, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
8 — Knot Tying & Dreamcatchers, \Myrtle Creek Library,
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
9 — Sean Gaskell performing on a West African Harp, Roseburg Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
10 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
10 — Teen Jewelry Making, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
10 — Design a Planet/Mobile for K-5th graders, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
10 — Pottery with Peppi Melick, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
11 — Storytelling with Jo Pierce, Riddle Library, 1 p.m.
11 — Talk about Trees with Paula Yablonski, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
11 — Out of this World, an afternoon of musical fun, Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
11 — Elementary Art Class, Roseburg Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
12 — Hometown Heroes, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
12 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
12 — Talk about Trees with Paula Yablonski, Glendale Library,
2-3 p.m.
15 — Tea Party in the Park, Myrtle Creek Library, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
17 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
17 — Teen Art class, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
17 — Pottery with Peppi Melick, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
17 — Family BBQ and U of O Program, Drain Library, 5:30 p.m.
18 — Tie Dye T-Shirts, Riddle Park Pavillion, 11 a.m.
18 — Magic Show, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
18 — Solar Telescope Viewing, Roseburg Library, 2-3 p.m.
19 — Music & Storytelling, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
19 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
19 — Magic Show & Secrets Revealed, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
19 — Tie Dye Workshop for 6th-12th graders, Drain Library,
4-6 p.m.
20 — Apollo 11 50yr Anniversary day, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
23 — Rockets, Roseburg Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
24 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
24 — Watercolor painting and Journal Making with LuAnn Deuel, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
24 — Jessa & the Saplings Band, Roseburg Library, 3-4 p.m.
25 — Look and Learn about the Sun with Paul Morgan, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
25 — STEAM Make-it-Yourself, Riddle Library, 1 p.m.
25 — Explore Astronomy, Canyonville Library, 2 p.m.
25 — Elementary Art Class, Roseburg Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
26 — Art, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
26 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
26 — Search and Rescue Dog Demonstration, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
27 — Harry Potter Day, Roseburg Library, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
30 — Penny’s Puppet Productions: Star’s Big Dream, Roseburg Library, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
31 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
31 —Teen Craft/Game, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
31 — Space-themed art and Accordion Book Making, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
31 — Space Movie Matinee for K-5th graders, Drain Library, 2 p.m.

AUGUST
1 — Music with Joe Ross, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
1 — Rock Painting, Awards, Prizes and Ice Cream Floats, Riddle Library, 1 p.m.
1 — The Universe Rocks! Rock painting, Canyonville Library,
2 p.m.
1 — Elementary Art Class, Roseburg Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
2 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
2 — Songs & Storytelling with Adam Miller, Glendale Library,
2-3 p.m.
2 — Pizza and Movie Night for 6th-12th graders, Drain Library,
4-6 p.m.
6 — Astronaut Training, Roseburg Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
7 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
7 — Teen Craft/Game, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
7 — GoBots with Pam Shoemaker, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
7 — Night Sky Program, Drain Library, 8:45-9:45 p.m.
8 — Teen Center: Color Wheel, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
8 — Stars, Roseburg Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
9 — Science, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
9 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
9 — Our Place in Space, U of O Presentation, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
13 — Wrap up with Root Beer Floats and Grand Prize Drawings, Drain Library, 2 p.m.
13 — Ninja Practice, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
14 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
14 — Our Place in Space presented by UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Roseburg Library, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
14 — Teen Craft/Game, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
14 — Our Place in Space U of O Presentation, Sutherlin Library, 2-4 p.m.
15 — Tyee Outdoor Experience, Outdoor Nature Mystery walk, Winston Library, 1 p.m.
15 — Messy Crafts, Roseburg Library, 2-3:30 p.m
16 — Carnival, Oakland Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
16 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
16 — Outdoor Game Day, Glendale Library, 2-3 p.m.
21 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
21 — Teen Craft/Game, Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
23 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
28 — Storytime, Roseburg Library, 11:30 a.m.-noon
28 — Teen Craft/Game,Roseburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
30 — All Ages Lego Time, Roseburg Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

We’re not INVISIBLE any more!!!

Libraries are critical to communities.  They are the heart and soul of every city and town in America.  They not only house books, but they have computers for the use of those who cannot afford them.  They have reading programs to encourage literacy among our children.  They have CD’s and DVD’s available for patrons.  They are literally the foundation of our futures.

And they are in desperate need of your financial support.

It is important that people know about the Douglas County Library Foundation and what it does to support libraries in all of our communities.

If you are reading a book from your local library, it was probably purchased with funds from the Douglas County Library Foundation.  Your children went to Summer reading programs that were supplied and financed by the Douglas County Library Foundation.  And it was all right that we were invisible to the users of the library system.

It used to be so easy.  The library had paid staff in all 11 branches, a computer system that maintained the book inventory, and a fleet of vehicles that transferred books and supplies among the libraries in the county.  When the system needed funds, the head librarian would simply ask us for money and we would provide it.  We spent approximately $40,000 a year to buy new books and another $30,000 for supplies and equipment that included the Summer reading programs in all of the branches.  And we have done this every year for nearly 40 years.

Now, however, the library system no longer exists, but the Douglas County Library Foundation still does and is still here to provide assistance to every library in the county.

What used to be branches of the countywide library system are now functioning as independent libraries, mostly without benefit of any paid staff.  It is all being handled by volunteers from your community.  But they still need money to operate.  They need money to buy new books and computers and to pay for a computerized catalog system.  They need money for Summer reading programs.  They need money to keep the lights on and the heating systems in their facilities.

In the most recent year, while we were still trying to get our feet on the ground after the loss of the library system, we asked every library to request funds for their needs.  We had a budget of $70,000 and we received $82,000 in requests.  Obviously, some requests were reduced or denied.

In the coming year, we are still budgeting $40,000 to purchase new books, and we will be providing additional funds for supplies and equipment for summer reading programs, but we are working on what we believe will be an equitable means of distributing available funds to each library in the county.

You can help.  We are a board of unpaid volunteers (no one on the board receives any money for participation) and we manage an endowment that provides some funds through investment earnings (depending on the whims of the stock market), but we rely heavily on the largesse of our supporters throughout the county.  We used to receive about $40,000 a year in donations, primarily from business sources and large donors, but they have not been so generous since the countywide library system closed down.  Perhaps they simply are not aware that the Douglas County Library Foundation still exists.  Be that as it may, we are now down to about $10,000 in donations for the most recent calendar year.

There is now an organization called the Douglas Community Library Association that is working to provide some semblance of a county-wide system again.  Six of the eleven libraries now share a common computer-based catalog system and the Education Services District of the county provides transfer of books and materials among the libraries.  The system is not as efficient as it was when there was one county-wide library, but they are generously providing this assistance to us.

Needless to say, we need your help.  If we could raise our donation base to the level it was before the system closed down, we could provide much more assistance to each independent library.  Indeed, if we could raise it to a much higher level, we could finance much-needed services that libraries now go without.

Please help by donating what you can to the Douglas County Library Foundation.  Every penny helps.

Adding value every day

The Douglas County Library Foundation works to improve financial support for the libraries by securing gifts, grants and bequests. All the money collected and property acquired by the library foundation is used to support the libraries of Douglas County.

Libraries matter. For that reason, the Douglas County Library Foundation was founded in 1981 to help support the work that the Douglas County Library System does each day.  Our role has become even more important since the countywide library system was dissolved in 2017.  The Foundation conducts an enhancement campaign each fall to raise money to purchase more books and materials for all of our libraries.  In addition, we fund the Summer Reading Programs held in all of our libraries.  Your donations are critical to the survival and operation of all of the libraries in Douglas County.

Our 18-member volunteer board is comprised of people from our community who understand that libraries improve childhood literacy, provide computer access essential for job seekers and open doors to a world of information through books and online resources.

Our efforts make library dollars stretch farther, giving those services that each library provides even greater value.

Libraries matter.

Check out the stories to learn about how libraries matter to Douglas County residents. Find the library closest to you, read news about libraries, and feel free to donate. And, here are some quotes about how libraries matter:

“When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully-the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.” –Musician Keith Richards

“I could be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.” –Bill Gates

“Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” –First Lady Laura Bush

“The part of my education that has had the deepest influence wasn’t any particular essay or even a specific class, it was how I was able to apply everything I learned in the library to certain situations in my life. . . The library takes me away from my everyday life and allows me to see other places and learn to understand other people unlike myself.” –Musician Gloria Estefan

“Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom. No libraries, no progress.” –Broadcaster Willard Scott