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Stayton Public Library
515 N. 1st Avenue
Stayton, Oregon 97383
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(503) 769-3313

Library Hours

  • Monday-Friday
    10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday


We are closed for all Federal holidays. Exception: half day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Stayton Public Library @ Home

While the library is closed, we have compiled this list of free resources available online for you to use.

Please check back regularly as this list will be updated.


All Ages resources

All Ages


Youth Resources
Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming


Tween/Teen Resources
Tweens & Teens
Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources


Adult Resources

Arts & Culture

  • Google Arts & Culture  – Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, created by the Google Cultural Institute. Discover millions of artworks, historical sites, and stories, any time and anywhere in stunning detail.
  • Metropolitan Opera – A free HD streamed Opera daily; each opera is available starting at 6:30 pm and is removed at 3:30 pm the next day.
  • Lincoln Center At Home - Live performances via the Lincoln Center website, along with some classes mixed in


Nature & Animals


Things to make & do

  • Crayola – Free printable coloring pages & craft ideas.



  • TED Talks YouTube Channel – Explore the best talks and performances from the TED conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less)
  • NASA – Explore the universe through online activities, eBooks, podcasts, and more
  • Duolingo - Learn a language for free!




Virtual Tours




  • Coronavirus: A Book for Children - Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine served as a consultant.
  • FREE eBooks About Coronavirus / COVID -19 - A collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19.


Education & Learning


Stories & Books

  • Audible Stories - Audible Stories provides a collection of audiobooks in six different languages, which may be streamed on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Access to the audiobooks is completely free.
  • Tumble Book Library - K-6 children's ebook database
  • Storyline Online - Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
  • KidLit TV - The KidLit TV team has created a virtual library of FREE read alouds, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, & reading resources for kids!
  • Story Time From Space - Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.
    Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!


Things to Make & Do

  • Little Bins, Little Hands – A site for kids & families with great science & STEAM ideas, including recipes and free printables.
  • Living Well Mom: Activities for Kids – From free printable travel activities to fascinating STEM activities like salt crystal leaves and snowflakes, you’ll find kids’ activity ideas for toddlers all the way up to elementary ages.
  • Crayola – Free printable coloring pages & craft ideas.
  • Early Learning Ideas: DIY Egg Shakers – Looking for a fun craft for kids?  Make egg shakers! Ideas to incorporate STEM, math, language, and movement are included in the directions.
  • Art for Kids HUB - Art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.



  • Stayton Public Library's Teen eResources & Homework Help
  • ABDO Books – ABDO Books is offering free access to some eBooks in its catalog through June 2020.
  • PBS Learning Media – Curated collection of free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for teachers and learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.
  • Teen Book Cloud - gr 7-12 ebook database
  • Audible Stories - Audible Stories provides a collection of audiobooks in six different languages, which may be streamed on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Access to the audiobooks is completely free.
  • Crash Course YouTube - Video courses from science to history and more!
  • Amazing Space – Amazing Space uses astronomical discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe.



Last Edited April 29, 2020

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