Summer Reading 2022: Beyond the Beaten Path     There’s still time to sign-up for our Summer Reading incentive program, children and teens, birth - age 14. Last day is July 16! Participants receive a book bag for their family and a reading record with stickers to keep track of reading over the summer. Program finishers receive a free book, a small prize, and tickets for our grand prize drawings. We also have a hidden picture in the Library each week. Find it and enter our weekly prize drawing!

Upcoming Events

Summer Events for Children and Families

Oregon Shadow Theater presents “Jack and the Dragon”

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm @ the Vernonia Grange, 425 North St.

A shadow puppet play based on an Appalachian fairy tale. Colorful shadow puppets, live old time American banjo and dulcimer music!

Friends of the Library Jamboree Booksale @ the Cabin in Vernonia

Friday, August 5, 11 am - 7 pm,

Saturday, August 6, 10 am - 7 pm,

Sunday, August 7, 9 am - 3 pm

Proceeds benefit Library programs and services! In addition to a wide selection of books, audiobooks, and DVDS, there will be raffles for different prizes, $1 a ticket!

Creatures Teachers

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 pm @ the Library

Fostering an appreciation for all wildlife, including under-loved and misunderstood creatures like snakes and spiders, this event features new creatures for those who attended this program in Summer 2021.

STEAM Activities

Thursdays, 11 am

All events listed with an * require registration and are for children in (or entering) elementary school in fall 2022.

*I SPY Bottles: July 14, 11 am

*LEGO Marble Mazes and More: July 21, 11 am

*STEAM Stations (Coding and Engineering): July 28, 11 am

Stations include: 3D Doodler Pen, Beginning Coding activities, SNAP Circuits, and more.

Jamboree Parade Decorating: August 4, 11 am

Summer Reading Party: August 11, 11 am

*Bouncy Balls: August 18, 11 am

*STEAM Stations (Magnets and Static Electricity): August 25, 11 am

Ongoing Programs

Summer Family Storytimes

Wednesdays, June 29 - August 31, 10:30 am

Stories, movement activities, and crafts. Themes vary each week, including: Zoo, Space, Bears, Fire Safety, Bugs, Lego, and more! Older siblings and kids welcome.

Writers’ Group

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, July 7 and July 21, 6-7:30 pm

For adult and teen writers with all levels of experience. Writing prompts, opportunity to share current work for feedback, and information on local opportunities for writers.


Friends of the Vernonia Library

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8 pm

Library Closures

Saturday, August 6

for Jamboree Weekend

Current Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 12 pm - 7 pm

Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Contact Info:

Phone: (503) 429-1818



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