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Welcome to the Wallowa County Library
 
 
 

Latest News:

  "Deliver-Me-A-Book!" has provided over 20,000 materials to local patrons using the service.  There have been over 5,800 deliveries to local homes and facilities.  Deliveries occur twice a month in the Enterprise/Joseph areas and once a month in the Lostine/Wallowa areas.  This is a free service for the homebound and senior populations.

  Training Wheels is just 310 books away from reaching 20,000 give away books since the year 2005.  Every year, Training Wheels gives away free books to children through programs, city libraries, food banks, and community organizations.  Free books remind families of the importance of reading for kindergarten readiness and school success.

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, ebooks, and videos are now available from the Library to your home computer 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..

Training Wheels's Leap Into Literacy Programs:  beginning in September 2013

  Wallowa County Library-Tuesdays 10:30

  Wallowa Public Library-Wednesdays 10:30

  Enterprise Public Library-Thursdays 10:30

 Joseph City Library-Thursdays 12:30

  Literacy Link-First Fridays of the Month 9:00 & 10:30

UP & AWAY PROGRAMS:  beginning in October 2013

  Enterprise Public Library-Wednesdays 3:30

  Joseph City Library-Thursdays 3:30

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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. 
Office
General Public Sites:
The branch sites check out over 2,800 books on average each year with 2,500 people accessing library services.
Troy Branch Library:  Located in the Troy School
Saturdays 8:00 - 4:00
 
 
Imnaha Branch Library:  Located in the Imnaha School
Tuesdays 12:00 - 4:00
Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00
 
 
 
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Outreach Programs
Training Wheels
Training Wheels is an early literacy outreach program for children birth to 8.  Training Wheels offers researched-based programs that assist in developing early literacy skills needed for reading readiness and school success.  Last year, Training Wheels offered 289 programs to 331 children with a total attendance of 3,209 children.  90% of children participating in the program reported increases in early literacy skills and behaviors.  In addtion, over 9,800 ready to learn activities were distributed along with 2,471 free children's books.
 
 

Programs:
Leap Into Literacy:  Storytimes for children birth to five are offered at day cares, preschools, city libraries, and agencies that serve children.  Curriculum focuses on the six early literacy skills needed for school readiness:
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Print Motivation
  • Print Awareness
  • Narrative
  • Letter Knowledge

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     Up & Away Afterschool Programs:  Programs are offered once a week at the Joseph City Library and the Enterprise Public Library.  The goal of the program is to connect children and their families with library services through programs that combine literacy with math, science, and art activities.  Annually the program serves 70 children.

 

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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 5,825 deliveries of 20,498 materials.

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For Information on Services call 426-3969

Library Plinkit Website: http://www.wallowacounty.plinkit.org

 

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.

Go to Library Plinkit Website: http://www.wallowacounty.plinkit.org

Choose: eshelf & Research; Magazines and Research Databases


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

; Lostine Representative

Vanessa Thompson; Troy/Flora Representative

Genene Kingsford; Joseph Representative

Anna Carriger; Imnaha Representative

Kathy Wadsworth; Enterprise Representative

                         Laina Fisher; Wallowa Representative

Wendy Reininger; Member at Large

 

Staff:

Susan Polumsky; Director

Mern Moore; Imnaha Branch Manager

 Jane Curry; Troy Branch Manager

Pat Wade; 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

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

Wallowa County

Wallowa County Commission on Children and Families

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

Private Donors