American Sign Language Beginner Basics
We will be hosting a beginner basic class for early literacy using American Sign Language (ASL). This training program is for parents, librarians, childcare providers, and other community-based early childhood professionals. Often runs for 1.5 hours and is intended for adults only. 
In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the benefits and ease of incorporating ASL into daily activities with hearing children of all ages. Participants will learn a variety of practical techniques for using ASL as a tool to support routine transitions, improve behavior, and enrich literacy/early literacy activities. Facilitated by children's author, Dawn Babb Prochovnic, MA. Dawn will also be available after the program to answer questions and autograph books. Learn more at For more information please contact us at 503-859-2366, or you can email us or contact us through Facebook. 

 LSTA Grant
We have new children, juniors, and young adult materials at the library. The Youth Refresh grant from the Oregon State Library has allowed for us to purchase 190 books and 15 audiobooks. Come check it out!

We now have Cultural Passes you can check out with your library card.  These passes are for free admission to the AC Gilbert House, Stayton Memorial Pool, and the Oregon Garden.  Passes can be reserved and are good for 3 days and must be picked up and returned to the Lyons Public Library only. Adults can ask at the circulation desk for whatever pass they would like and use their library card to check it out.  Now you are all set for some fun! 

Libri Foundation Books
Check out the new Libri books, donated by the Libri Foundation, covering Children's and Young Adult (YA), with both fiction and non-fiction titles that both young and old will enjoy. The how and why things were invented and biographies.  For example, See How They Run has interesting information on the election. How about the Hula Hoop Queen?  Or Tricky Vic: the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Also, Science Comics: Bats Learning to Fly sounds interesting.  Doctors Without Borders and  Cool Dairy-Free Recipes are two of our favorites.

Changes to Basic Cards!

Beginning July 1, 2016, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service member libraries will raise limits for the number of items checked out from 1 to 10 for Basic library card holders. This includes residents of Polk, Yamhill, and Marion counties, and a small portion of Linn County, who live within the CCRLS district but outside of public library coverage. The number of holds allowed will also increase to 10.

Basic cards will remain free, as before. Totals for children using CARE cards will remain the same at 25 checkouts and holds.

Those who have purchased cards that will expire in June will be given an extension until July 1st if they wish to switch to the free Basic card. Patrons may still purchase full service cards to receive the full allotment of 50 items checked out at a time. For more information, please contact the Lyons Public Library.

Free Homebound Services
A reminder to all that homebound services are available

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Kill A Watt Energy Monitors Available for Checkout

Lyons Public Library is one of 54 Oregon libraries participating in the Energy Trust of Oregon's program to provide greater access to energy savings.      Read More…