"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:
Parents and caregivers are invited to join storytime programs for more information on how to support early learning from birth.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
- Print Motivation
- Print Awareness
- Letter Knowledge
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.
"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.
For Information on Services call 426-3969
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
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.
; 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
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
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
We would like to thank the following organizations that make it possible to provide library services:
Wallowa County Commission on Children and Families
Oregon State Library
Oregon Community Foundation
Trust Management Services
Juan Young Foundation
Wallowa County Soroptimist
Enterprise/Joseph Lion's Club
South Fork Grange
Hurricane Creek Grange
WC Rotary Club