Staff Picks for September

Every month, our staff share what they have enjoyed with you.


Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir
H. Jon Benjamin

Tell the Machine Goodnight
Katie Williams

The Stray (DVD)

The Death of Mrs. Westaway
By Ruth Ware 

Soul Survivor
By G. M. Ford 

Us Against You
By Fredrik Backman

By David Baldacci

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
By Thich Naht Hahn 

All Fall Down
By Ally Carter 

The Woman in the Window
By A. J. Finn

The Hiding Place
By Corrie Ten Boom

Leah on the Offbeat
By Becky Albertalli

Women in Stayton History Presentation

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce the upcoming Stayton history presentation with Carol Zolkoske on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.


Local historian Carol Zolkoske will be giving a presentation on women who have made a difference in Stayton history including resident Martha Brown. 


Carol has lived in the Stayton area since 1971. She has been a member of the Friends of the Library since the mid-70s when the Library was in the Woman’s Club Building on 2nd Ave. She is also a founding member of the St. Boniface Archives and Museum and the Santiam Heritage Foundation. The Santiam Heritage Foundation is restoring the Charles and Martha Brown House, a work in progress since 2000.


Download the September newsletter

Youth Collections Grant

The Stayton Public Library recently received a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of Oregon, to help with youth collections. We have added a large number of new books for both children and young adults.

Check out some of our new titles: 



Board Book: 

What is Baby Gorilla Doing?

By Christena Nippert-Eng




Picture book: 

The Big Bed

By Bunmi Laditan 





Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 

By Liesl Shurtliff





Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code 

by Amy Cherrix





Teen NF:   

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human 

by Kay Frydenborg





New Audiobook:

Bronze and Sunflower   

by Cao Wenxuan




New Cultural Pass available - Oregon State Parks!

The Stayton Public Library is excited to be offering a new Cultural Pass to the Oregon State Parks. The Parks Pass is a Day-Use Parking Permit that can be checked out with your Stayton Library Card. Cultural Passes check out for 2 days and can be reserved. Call 503-769-3313 to reserve.

The Library currently offers Cultural Pass to 9 different venues thanks to the help from the Stayton Friends of the Library. For a complete list visit:


Staff Picks for August 2018

Survivors Club: The true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz
By Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready
By Meaghan O'Connell  

Origins of a Story: 202 true inspirations behind the world's greatest literature
By Jake Grogan 

I Can Only Imagine (DVD)

Island of the Mad
By Laurie R. King

Don’t Tell A Soul 
By David Rosenfelt

The Bags of Tricks Affair
By Bill Pronzini 

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
By Claire L. Evans 

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World 
By Eric Metaxas

How to Break Up with Your Phone
By Catherine Price

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
By Jenny Lawson

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
By Becky Abertalli


Download the August Newsletter

Thank you Summer Reading Sponsors

to our Summer Reading Program Sponsors for making this summer rock!

Stayton Friends of the Library

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Stayton Family Memorial Pool

Bi-Mart Corp.

Stayton Papa Murphy’s

Daily Buzz

Enchanted Forest

Oregon Garden

Stayton Dairy Queen

Portland Trailblazers

Stayton A&W

Oregon State Fair


Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or do other needlecrafts?

We are looking for a few people to participate in a regular crafting meet-up group at the Library starting this fall. 


If you are interested call the Stayton Library at 503-769-3313 or email

NEW SERVICE! Kanopy video streaming service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free with your CCRLS Library card!

Use Kanopy from your computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Fire tablet. Visit the Kanopy support site for help getting started.




Consumer Reports Online Review now available!

Announcing a new service! Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service now has a subscription to Consumer Reports online. You can now access consumer reports product reviews using your library card. Access it through our eresources page:


Staff Picks - July 2018

Every month, our staff share what they have enjoyed with you.


A Reaper at the Gates  
By Sabaa Tahir

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
By George Saunders

Under-the-bed Fred
By Linda Bailey

Twenty-One Days
By Anne Perry

Hide and Sneak
By G.A. McKevett

The Word is Murder
By Anthony Horowitz

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
By Joan Holub


Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live 
By David Platt 

Not My Father’s Son : A memoir
By Alan Cumming 

The Big Sick (DVD)


July Newsletter and Calendar

June Newsletter

Author & Photographer Greg Vaughn to speak at Stayton Library
STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring photographer and author Greg Vaughn on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Greg Vaughn is a freelance photographer specializing in recreational travel and the natural world. His photography is regularly featured in leading travel magazines and websites such as National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Travel & Leisure, VIA, and Travel Oregon, and is distributed worldwide through a network of photo agents. His photos have won awards from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the North American Nature Photograph Association (NANPA), and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)

Greg wrote and illustrated the travel guidebooks Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington, both of which are both winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards, the annual honors for editorial content and design from the Independent Book Publishers Association. His latest book, Oregon, A Photographic Journey, and his smartphone app Oregon Coast Photo Guide are also award winners. He also leads photography workshops, working both with private clients and for Muench Workshops and Yellowstone Forever, delivering custom itineraries and experiences for avid photographers and travelers.

To see more of Greg’s work, please visit his website at and his blog

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2018 are sponsored by the Stayton Friends of the Library.

Download the May 2018 Newsletter

Come meet and listen to local authors

Stayton Public Library Local Author Fair

Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come meet your local literary talent and enter to win prizes. Readings will happen throughout the event. Books will be available for purchase and signing. See below for the speaking schedule and "Meet the Authors" with information about each author attending.


Download meet the author.pdf to learn more about our guests.


Stayton Public Library 
Local Author Fair Speaking Schedule
May 5, 2018

11:15 – 11:25
Hedy Andersch

11:30 – 11:40
Sachiko W. Batuscheck

11:45- 11:55 
Eleanor Berry

12:00 – 12:15
Richard Berry

12:15 – 12:25
Nakeia Daniels
Family Fiction

12:30 – 12:40
Dave Delapp
Memoir/Travel/Humor/Poetry/Short Stories

12:45 – 12:55
Genie Gabriel

1:00 – 1:10
Jasmine Gower


1:15 – 1:25
Virginia A. Johnson

1:30 – 1:40 
C.L. Kraemer
Mystery/Romance/Science Fiction/Fantasy/
Short Stories/General Fiction

1:45- 1:55
Todd Mobley for Robert P. Mobley
Mystery/Travel/Graphic Novel

2:00 – 2:15 
D. J. Morris
Science Fiction/Fantasy

2:15 - 2:25
Jean Moule

2:30 – 2:40 
Mitchell Myatt

2:45 – 2:55
Kathleen Whittam
Science Fiction/Romance/Christian

3:00 – 3:10
Bob Williams

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FOL Spring Used Book Sale April 12-14

NYT Bestselling author Marie Bostwick to Speak at Stayton Public Library
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Bostwick on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Marie Bostwick is the bestselling author of novels about family, relationships, and women’s friendships. Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and themes of special relevance to modern women, Marie’s Cobbled Court Quilt series has gained a dedicated following among quilters as well as those who’ve never threaded and needle and don’t plan to try.

Marie was born and raised in the northwest, but in the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have lived in 8 different states at 18 different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. 

Marie lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of thirty-five years. When not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston International Quilt Festival and has given keynote addresses at both the Florida Writers Association and La Jolla Writers conferences. 

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2018 are sponsored by the Stayton Friends of the Library.

The March 2018 Newsletter is here!

LaRee Johnson to Speak at Stayton Public Library
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring avid collector and presenter of vintage fashions LaRee Johnson on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. In honor of Women’s History Month, she will be speaking on Handkerchiefs and their use by women for all of society and life’s moments. She will have examples from her collection to view. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

LaRee Johnson, an Astoria resident, is an avid collector and presenter of vintage fashions, with programs from aprons to wedding gowns.  She has authored and photographed Ladies’ Vintage Accessories, a comprehensive value and identification guide on ladies vintage fashion accessories from mid-1800’s to modern.  

LaRee and her husband, Andrew E. Cier, have collaborated on the self-published Destination: The Pacific Guidebook and Personal Journal, listing all the Lewis & Clark sites at the mouth of the Columbia River from Long Beach, WA to Cannon Beach, OR.  She directed and produced HERstory, a video filmed by Mick Alderman, the journals of 3 Pioneer women, including Mary Riddle who settled with her family in Clatsop County.  The journals are read and set in Clatsop County locations.  She is active in the community with membership in the Clatsop County Historical Society and the Lower Columbia Preservation Society. She shares a working studio with her husband in downtown Astoria.

This Stayton Public Library speaking event is sponsored by the Stayton Friends of the Library and the Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Call for authors for Local Author Fair

The Stayton Public Library is announcing a call for authors for a Local Author Fair that will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018. , 11-2 p.m.

Stayton Public Library’s Local Author Fair provides authors from Stayton and the surrounding communities a free venue in which to engage readers and network with fellow writers from the area.

Applications are available to pick up at the Library or download below. Authors who submit applications by March 31, 2018 will be eligible to give a short reading and will be included in the Library’s promotional materials.

For more information please call 503-769-3313 or email

Author Fair application.pdf

Download February's Newsletter and Calendar of events

AARP Tax Help News

AARP was not able to find the staffing to provide the same level of tax help in the Stayton Library as they have the past few years.

The Stayton Library will remain a walk in location. Unfortunately, AARP expects that they will not be able to help everyone wanting to have their taxes done.

For other options: Follow this link for a list of the next closest sites within 20 miles. Some are by appointments, which are filling up fast, while others are walk in.

Thank you for your understanding

Oregon author Gina Ochsner to Speak at Stayton Public Library

STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Gina Ochsner on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Gina Ochsner lives in Keizer, Oregon and teaches writing and literature at Corban University and with Seattle Pacific’s Low Residency MFA program.  She is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall, which was selected for the Flannery O’Connor Award and the collection People I Wanted to Be.  Both collections received the Oregon Book Award.   In 2010 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight.  Her latest novel entitled The Hidden Letters of Velta B was released in July 2016; the paperback edition will be released this summer.  To find out more about Gina, please visit

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2018 are sponsored by the Stayton Friends of the Library.

Brews Bites & Books 2018


The Stayton Public Library Foundation would like to invite you to Brews, Bites & Books 2018, a community fundraising event. Experience an evening of beer & food pairings with live music. This event is presented by Three Creeks Brewing. Tickets are on sale at:



TICKETS: $20 per person. Ticket includes 4-course beer & food pairing and non-alcoholic beverages. This is a 21 & older event.












Call for Artists for February 2018 Art Show

The Stayton Public Library is announcing a call for art for an Art Show to be held at the Library from February 3 through February 16, 2018. 

Any artists that live or work in Stayton or its surrounding communities can submit a maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art. Art may be of any subject, but must be family friendly. There is no submission fee.

To be included in the show, the artist needs to submit a registration form and release available at the Stayton Library, 515 N. 1st Ave, Stayton, or online at All art and registrations must be delivered to the library by Thursday, February 1, 2018. All 2-dimensional artwork must be wired and ready to hang at time of delivery.  

On Friday, February 2, 2018 there will be an opening reception for the public to meet the artists from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

For more information please call 503-769-3313 or email

Download guidelines and registration form: 2018 Art Show Guidelines


Oregon author Steve Arndt to Speak at Stayton Public Library
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Steve Arndt on Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Steve Arndt is the author of the Oregon travel series Roads Less Traveled of which there are currently 8 books. Steve has also released three new books Ghost Towns in Oregon, A-Z volumes I, II, and III which feature 50 ghost towns. In August 2017 Steve released A Compendium of Oregon Ghost Towns, an alphabetical listing of over 350 Oregon Ghost Towns.

Arndt grew up in rural Independence, Oregon during the state’s centennial, a setting that kindled his curiosity about the region’s history. His uncle, William Gilbaugh, now a retired Washington State park ranger and noted northwest photographer, further ignited his passion by occasionally taking Steve on tours of Oregon and Washington back roads and byways. Today his car is filled with cars seats for his three young granddaughters that have begun joining Steve and his wife Diane on their road-trips. He now resides in Woodburn.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2018 are made possible by the Stayton Friends of the Library.

January Newsletter

Download a copy of our newsletter and keep up on everything that's happening in January. Brews Bites and Books returns, Paint Night, Free Books for kids, and more!