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Welcome to the Wallowa County Library
 
 
 

Latest News:

Join in the READ 1000 BOOK BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!
  Ask your librarian about it.

Early Literacy Program Schedule (Sept-May)
Storytimes:
          Wallowa County Library 10:30am, Tuesdays;
          Enterprise Public Library 10:30am, Thursdays

Preschool Science Programs:
         Enterprise Public Library 9:30am, Thursdays

Literacy Link Fridays 9:00am
           1st Friday of the month @ Wallowa County Library, remaining Fridays @ BHF.

Up & Away Afterschool Programs (November-March)
           Enterprise Public Library 3:30pm, Wednesdays
           Joseph Public Library 3:30pm, Thursdays


READ EARLY READ OFTEN CAMPAIGN

The READ EARLY READ OFTEN campaign is ongoing at the Library.  Parents and caregivers can use five simple practices to help children develop the early literacy skills they need for school readiness:

  • Playing
  • Singing
  • Reading
  • Talking
  • Writing

Parents and caregivers are invited to join storytime programs for more information on how to support early learning from birth.


Library2Go

  Audios and eBooks are now available from the Library for your home computer/device any time of the day or week.  Library2Go is now offered to local patrons.  Call the Library to get your account set up.  Library2Go is a service from the Oregon Digital Library Consortium that provides access to portable, digital content.  The program is funded by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), and the Wildhorse Foundation..


Museum Passes Now Available for Checkout:  Passes to the Maryhill Museum and the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute are now available through the Library.  Call 426-3969 for more information.

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  The Wallowa County Library operates out of the Enterprise office at 207 NW Logan Street.  The County Library provides free services to all residents living in Wallowa County.  The library system holds over 23,000 materials including books, audios, and videos.  Annually the Library checks out 12,000 materials to branch sites, city libraries, child care providers, schools, and outreach program participants.
  
 
Office: 207 NW Logan
The office serves as a resource/reference site for city libraries, child care providers, preschools, the early childhood education community, public & private schools, parenting programs, agencies, and program participants in our outreach programs. 
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General Public Sites:
The branch sites check out over 3,300 books on average each year with 2,200 people accessing library services.

Troy B
ranch Library:  Located in the Troy School
Saturdays 9:00 - 5:00
 
 
Imnaha Branch Library:  Located in the Imnaha School
Mondays 12:00-4:00
Saturdays 10:00-2:00
 
 
 
Imnaha Library         troy school
 
 
 
 
Outreach Programs

Training Wheels
 
  Training Wheels has provided 7,477 programs between 2005-2015; recorded 5,011 enrolled children; and tallied a total attendance of 64,028.  In the past ten years, 92% of parents reported increases in their children's literacy and kindergarten readiness skills as a result of participating in our programs.

Leap Into Literacy:  Storytimes for children birth to five years of age.  Programs are offered at child cares, preschools, libraries, and community organizations.  Programs focus on building early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills.  Program components include songs, stories, counting, literacy activities that extend stories, and peer interactions.  Parents are offered mentoring opportunities in dialogic reading, creating rich literacy environments, knowledge in understanding kindergarten readiness indicators, and how to extend stories with activities.  Program curriculum is modeled after the evidence-based Every Child Ready to Read @ your library.

Preschool Science:  Preschool Science is for children two to five years of age.  Program curriculum is modeled after Mother Goose Asks Why?  Science programs are based around the key concepts of observing, predicting, measuring & estimating, sorting, and finding patterns and relationships.

Up & Away Afterschool Programs:  Up & Away Afterschool Programs are held once a week at the Enterprise Public Library and the Joseph Public Library.  The program focuses on science, literacy, art, and math concepts.  The program is for children 1st through 4th grades.

Rotating Book Boxes:  The library offers monthly book boxes delivered to child care sites.  Each book box contains 25 books helping to promote daily reading.

Newborn Baby Book Bags:  In partnership with the hospital, the Library provides book bags for the families of newborns.  Information in the bag contains information on the importance of reading from birth, parenting leaflets, a toy, and two books.

Literacy Packets:  Literacy packets are sent out monthly that focus on early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills.  Contents in the packets include a free book along with activities on letters, literacy, math, science, kindergarten readiness, and colors.  Parent resources include kindergarten readiness indicators, early literacy skills and practices, along with child development information.

Free Book Giveaways:  Putting books into the hands of children is a priority for Training Wheels.  Books are distributed at programs, libraries, Food Banks, second hand stores, and during community events.  In the past ten years, we have given away 25,561 books to children.

Literacy Link:  Literacy Link is a partnership between the Library and Building Healthy Families.  Storytimes are held on the first Friday of the month at the County Library, and at Building Healthy Families the remaining Fridays.

1000 Book Before Kindergarten:  Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a joint effort between the County and City Libraries.  Families are encouraged to begin reading from birth.  Children get prizes for every 50 books read.  When the ultimate goal of 1000 books is reached, the child receives a gift prize, certificate, and recognition on the library display boards.

Facebook:  Check out our Facebook page under the Wallowa County Library for the latest information on programs.  Information can also be found on early literacy and learning.

Pinterest:  Looking for something to do with your child?  Check out our Pinterest Boards with hundreds of ideas.  Boards include Art & Crafts for Kids; Infant & Toddler Early Learning; Literacy Early Learning; Preschool Early Learning; and Science Early Learning.

Resources:  Families can order books and materials from the SAGE catalog.  SAGE connects library users to more than 70 local and regional libraries.  Library2Go provides families with access to online eBooks and audio books.


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 "Deliver-Me-A-Book!"  Outreach for Senior and Homebound Populations

"Deliver-Me-A-Book!" brings the Library to your doorstep.  We deliver large print, regular print, magazines, books on tape, and videos to people who cannot access their city library.

Call 426-3969 to sign up for this FREE service.

Deliveries are made twice a month in the Joseph/Enterprise areas and once a month in the Lostine/Wallowa areas.

"Deliver-Me-A-Book!" has made 7,331 deliveries of 24,807 materials.

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For Information on Services call 426-3969


eShelf and Online Reference Center 

Gale Database:

Link to magazines, newspapers (local and Oregon), reference research, student resources (K-college), small business information, health information, nursing, psychology, computers, agriculture, culinary arts, computers, communication, criminal justice, educators reference, environmental studies, fine arts, gardening, home improvement, tourism, LegalTrac.  http://galesupport.com/oregon/lookup.php


LearningExpress Library Link:
Link to information about careers, entrance exams, job search, college preparation center, school resources, video guides, and resources for Spanish speakers.

EBSCO's Legal Reference Information Center:
Find information on retirement, financial issues, and wills and estate planning.



Our Mission

The mission of the Wallowa County Library is to connect the County and communities therein with quality literacy experiences and provide community resources through innovated outreach programs, along with supporting the Imnaha Branch Library, the Troy Branch Library, and the City Libraries.

 

Library Board

Jan Bird; Lostine Representative

Vanessa Thompson; Troy/Flora Representative

Genene Kingsford; Joseph Representative

Shari Warnock; Imnaha Representative

Kathy Wadsworth; Enterprise Representative

                         Melisse Low; Wallowa Representative

Wendy Reininger; Member at Large

 

Staff:

Susan Polumsky; Director

Keith Kirts; Imnaha Branch Manager

 Jane Curry; Troy Branch Manager

Tammy Crawford; Homebound & Senior Specialist

Mandy James; Early Literacy Specialist

Linda Kruger-Ebbert; School Age Assistant 


 

Phone Numbers/Mailing Addresses for Libraries in Wallowa County

Wallowa County Library Office 426-3969

207 NW Logan Enterprise, OR. 97828

 

Imnaha Branch Library 577-2308

207 NW Logan Street Enterprise, OR. 97828

 

Troy Branch Library 828-7788

207 NW Logan Enterprise, OR. 97828

 

Enterprise Public Library 426-3906

101 NE 1st Enterprise, OR. 97828

 

Joseph City Library 432-0141

PO Box 15 Joseph, OR. 97846

 

Wallowa Public Library 886-4265

PO Box 486 Wallowa, Or. 97885



Program Funders (past and present)

We would like to thank the following organizations that make it possible to provide library services:

Wallowa County

Soroptimist

Oregon State Library

Oregon Community Foundation

Trust Management Services

Collins Foundation

Juan Young Foundation

Wildhorse Foundation

PGE Foundation

PacifiCorp Foundation

Swindells Foundation

Weyerhaeuser Foundation

Autzen Foundation

Wallowa County Soroptimist

Enterprise/Joseph Lion's Club

South Fork Grange

Hurricane Creek Grange

WC Rotary Club

Oregon Department of Education

Building Healthy Families

Private Donors