Chiloquin Branch Library….
The Chiloquin Library provides a collection of popular fiction, classics, nonfiction and reference books, large print books, magazines and the local newspapers. In addition to print books and periodicals we have audiobooks on CD’s and cassettes, music CDs, videotapes, and DVDs.
We also provide:
- Access to public computers, Internet, and free Wi-Fi. Bring YOUR own laptop or tablet!
- Access to e-books and digital audiobooks. Free downloads!
- Reference assistance and Interlibrary Loans, which allows YOU access to the collections of other libraries!
- “Storytime” for Lapsitters & Preschoolers!
- “Book clubs” for adults and kids!
- A Free Movie on the last Saturday of the month!
- An “Honor Racks” collection that you don’t need a library card to borrow!
Our “Friends of the Chiloquin Library” meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the library conference room.
April through October – 9:00 AM, and November through March – 10:00 AM.
Monday 10:00 – 2:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 6:00
Thursday 10:00 – 6:00
Friday 1:00 – 5:00
Saturday 10:00 – 2:00
Volunteer at the Chiloquin Branch Library
The library has many ways to get involved and many fun ways to contribute to your local community. Some opportunities:
1. Story time: If you would like to read two or three stories to a small group or preschoolers, and lead them in a simple craft or activity, the library staff can use your help
2. Summer Reading Program: There are many opportunities during the summer to help out with this very worthwhile program.
3. Honor collections: these are racks of paperback books, magazines and audiovisual materials that patrons may check out without a library card. By offering these collections, more people in the community can be reached and a greater diversity of materials can be made available without incurring the costs of cataloging and processing items for the general collections. The staff would like to have some help in keeping these racks orderly, attractive and relevant. Check with the librarian for information on how to “adopt a rack”.
4. Help with sorting donations.
5. Go through Books for Sale section and tidy it once a month or so.
The Story of the Chiloquin Library
The Chiloquin Branch of the Klamath County Library was established in 1928, and situated in the Council Chambers in the City Hall. During the 1960’s the library expanded into the area that housed the fire engine, and in the early 1970’s the library was moved to the old high school building. But, in December of 1978, the heating system gave out, the building torn down, and the library ceased to function.
In 1980, the Chiloquin Lions Club along with interested citizens got permission to remodel a room in the City Hall, and the library was reactivated in May 1980. A very active Friends of the Library group was organized at that time. Until November of 1994 the City of Chiloquin provided space and paid utilities for the library, but finally needing the space itself, the City asked the library to move. The Cornerstone Christian Fellowship offered a portion of its space in the Chiloquin Plaza on a temporary basis, but it was obvious that the library would have to find another solution.
The Friends of the Library held their first benefit yard sale in June 1995, and earned a crucial $700 for library expenses. In 2000, the 6th annual sale grossed $4,700 which was contributed to the building fund for the new Community Center, which was now in full swing. In June, 2004 the Chiloquin Community Center opened its doors and now the library occupies one end of the building with a bright, cheerful atmosphere and friendly library staff.