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Take Off!

Reading to your children at an early age sets them up for success! Discover more about the Take Off! Program here.

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Announcements & News

World Read Aloud Day - Feb. 1, 2019

World Read Aloud Day - February 1, 2019

Reading aloud is a powerful way to build community and there is no better time to do it than World Read Aloud Day! On February 1st, advocate literacy as a human right with millions of people around the world by reading aloud with your community. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day at Home.

Reading aloud to children supports language development, cultivates a love of reading, and strengthens relationship development skills. LitWorld ( founded World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) to encourage people to celebrate and embrace the many benefits of reading aloud. Join us by celebrating World Read Aloud Day at home!
Reading aloud is a powerful and transformative act that isn't just for kids! Not only is reading aloud a great way for people at any age to relax their brains, but it also builds community and connects people. Join LitWorld in celebrating literacy for all by reading aloud on February 1st, World Read Aloud Day!
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Food for Fines!

Helping Those in Need While Clearing Library Fines 

Have an overdue book or DVD or CD from your library?  You will have a chance to clear your library fines and help others by donating food during a Food for Fines program at your local library.

From February 1 through February 16, libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District will accept food items that will be sent to their local food banks to help those in need. 

This highly successful partnership program allows library patrons to take nonperishable food items into their local library during business hours, and have up to $5 in fines forgiven from their account.  Each item donated will forgive $1 in fines.  Donations will waive library fines only, not fees for lost or damaged items.

All collected food is donated to the nearest, local food bank.  Nonperishable food items must be in the original, undamaged packaging - cans, boxes, or plastic containers. Glass containers, perishable food, opened containers or items that are past the expiration day cannot be accepted.

This library community food drive presents a great opportunity for residents to give back to the community and take advantage of the great collections and programs that libraries offer, such as best sellers, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, computer classes, storytimes, music, movies, and much more.

Check with your local library for details.  Libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District are as follows:

  • Adams Public Library
  • Athena Public Library
  • Echo Public Library
  • Helix Public Library
  • Hermiston Public Library
  • Milton-Freewater Public Library
  • Pendleton Public Library
  • Pilot Rock Public Library
  • Stanfield Public Library
  • Ukiah Public Library
  • Umatilla Public Library
  • Weston Public Library
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Umatilla County Special Library District


The Umatilla County Special Library District works in partnership with our libraries to advance and make available excellent library services, programs and continuing education opportunities for all.


We believe libraries strengthen communities through individual, family, economic and community development. Libraries are integral parts of the infrastructure and critical to the livability and economic development of the region. The UCSLD is an essential partner with local governments to ensure the communities of Umatilla County have access to 21st century programs and services.


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