Got books

Perhaps your Kindle is cracking under the strain of quarantine reading; perhaps you just long for the feel of a real book in your hands. Whatever the cause of your reading red alert, Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library is riding to the rescue.

Library staff will be distributing free bags of books at the curbside meal pick-up site at Taft High School every Wednesday and Friday, while supplies last. Starting at noon, anybody can take a bag containing books for all ages, donated Friends of Driftwood Library. In order to minimize risk, this is a grab bag offering: those taking bags will not be able to browse, but will simply take a bag containing a selection of random titles appropriate for a range of ages, from picture books to novels for adults.

For details, contact Outreach Coordinator Star Khan at 541-996-1255 or

For those who prefer to stay online, the library has increased its selection of e-books and digital audio books. To access those items, go to and select “Oceanbooks” as your home library. For assistance, contact Reference Librarian Matthew Baiocchi at or 541-996-1116.

The library has also set up its own youtube channel, featuring puppet shows and storytimes from Children’s Librarian Teena Nelson. To subscribe, free of charge, go to and search for “Driftwood Public Library.”

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation has also set up a youtube channel featuring virtual workout classes from Lori Templeton and LoRee LaFon. Subscription is free, go to and search for “Lincoln City Parks & Recreation.”

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