Snow Falling … Books Calling …



LEGOS!!! The North Marion Community Library will be open Thursday, December 29th from 1 – 5 pm. We will have tables of LEGOSs for individual or group projects. Grab a friend and join us!! Prizes will be awarded. Don’t do LEGOs?? We will have some board games available and lots of Hot Chocolate. FREE, FUN entertainment from YOUR library!!


Summer Activities…

Did you see us at the Donald Hazelnut Festival?

Thank you

 Thanks to all who came out to the

Chili Feed & Auction!

A BIG Thank You to our Chili Feed/Auction Attendees, Supporters and Donors:

Abby’s Legendary Pizza, Amy’s Pet Grooming, Aurora Aviation, Aurora Colony Museum , Aurora Fire Station, Aurora Lampworks & Antiques, Aurora Landscape, Backstop Bar & Grill, Barbara Pearson, Bauman’s Farm and Garden, Canby Carwash, Canby Massage Therapy & Day Spa, Canby Safeway, Canby Swim Center, Christa’s Cafe & Antiques, Columbia Helicopters, Cutsforth Thriftway, Drangonfly Detailing, Eastside Distilling, Ebner’s Custom Meats, Fir Point Farms, Fultano’s Pizza, Garden Gallery, Hallmark Oceanfront Resorts, Hearts and Hair Salon, Hubbard Fire House, Langdon Farms, Les Schwab, Leslie Wilson, Marna Barwell, Michelle Petersen, Monica Rudestam, Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Company, Mountain Stream Forge, Nails 2000, Nancy Trivitt, Nature’s Pet Market, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Oregon Garden, Oregon State University Athletic Department, Parson’s Pharmacy, Portland Winterhawks, Purple Cow Winery, Roberta Hutton, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Saffron Salmon, Sandra Croff, St. Josef’s Winery, Suellen Lacey, The Barbers ,The Ram, Time After Time, Wanker’s, White Rabbit Bakery, Wilsonville Diamond, Wilsonville Lanes, Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast, Woodburn Aquatic Center & Yaquina Bay Charters

Register at the Library, or email us.


All activities begin at 1pm. Attend one or all.

June 27

We will read a short book about fire stations and then we will walk to the Aurora Fire Station. The firemen have a tour planned that will last no later than 2:40 pm. Back to the library and some time to select books for check out, get library cards, etc.

 July 11

Water color painting with Susan Black

July 18

Going to the Dogs; several breeds will be at the library, and their owners will tell the children all about the breed. Art activity to follow

July 25

Making mandalas with Wendy

Some of the art work will be displayed during Aurora Days at the Octagon Building.

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Book Sale Sign

A Walk into the Past

Saturday May 9, 2015     11 am 3 pm

A free event featuring

a Civil War tent and Confederate soldiers.

  • Get a Library Card
  • Check out books
  • Book sale

There is no time like the present, to introduce your child to our local library. We have over 6000 items, ranging from board books in English and Spanish, to novels and non-fiction works from the best sellers lists. There are books for all ages: Early Reader, Chapter Books, Young Adult, as well as Cookbooks, Gardening, Health and Fitness, and Crafts. We even have DVDs and Internet access.

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday March 14, 11am-3pm

Free activities for all ages:
· games
· crafts
· prizes
· story-time
· Get a Library Card
· Check out books

Take your child to the Library

Día de lleve a su hijo a la biblioteca

Sábado 14 marzo, 11am-3pm

Las actividades gratuitas para todas las edades :
· juegos
· artesanías
· los premios
· la hora del cuento
· Obtener la tarjeta
· Pedir prestado un libro

Remembering Emma

Saturday May 9, 2015

It’s not too late to

Support the Library

Wreaths, Swags and Centerpieces

Many ribbon styles to choose from.

Call or text Lori at 503-758-9754.

If you missed Andra Watkins, you can still read her books.  The library has all three!

Natchez Trace Tracks in Time

To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Open Hours:

Mondays 11:00am-3:00pm
Thursdays 1:00-5:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm

Author Andra Watkins

Don’t miss this evening with author Andra Watkins, at the Aurora Presbyterian Church, 21553 Liberty Street in Aurora, above the library!

September 17 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Join Andra at the North Marion Community Library for an interactive discussion. Andra’s memoir is about making memories, about turning I wish I had into I’m glad I did.

Andra’s presentation challenges audiences to evaluate their relationships. She gives attendees concrete ideas and strategies to leave inspired to Make a Memory of their own. Andra will have tools available to help each person create a specific invite for a loved one. Everyone will leave charged to Make a Memory.

Andra is a dynamic public speaker, and she is passionate about influencing others to Make Important Memories before it’s too late. Whether you’re early in life, facing the gamut of mid-life changes or approaching life’s twilight, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to spend an hour to Make a Memory you will cherish forever.

Join us at the Aurora Colony Days Parade

Saturday, August 8 @ 11 AM (Starting at the Aurora City Park on Liberty to 3rd and back to the park along Main)

Aurora Colony Days Parade 2014


Celebrating Our First Year!


Join us on Saturday August 15 from 11am to 3pm for the festivities. Stay tuned for more details.

North Marion Community Library’s

Summer Reading Program

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to participate in the North Marion Community Library Summer Reading Program. For each book read, participants will receive a ticket to enter in a prize drawing.

For six Mondays beginning June 22nd from 1 to 2pm, the library is hosting a slate of activities including crafts, music, games, Legos and more. Sign up at the library or online. A special treat for Intermediate School students – all the books from the 2016 Oregon Battle of the Books list are in our catalog. Challenge yourself to read them all.

Register at the Library, or online here.

June 22 – Bethany Davis  – Newfoundland service dogs
June 29 – Susan Black – Watercolor painting
July 6    – Shalane Hall, Andrea Heid – Craft day: Finger knitting, origami
July 13  – Erin Nelson – Lego workshop
July 20  – Elizabeth Corley –  Pioneer games at the Museum
July 27 – Nancy and Roger Wilhite – Music for kids

Even if the Summer Reading Program is not for you, the library has a wide selection of popular titles, fiction and non. You’ll find Board Books, Easy Readers and Young Adult in both English and Spanish, Romance to Mysteries, and don’t forget about non-fiction. Something to interest any reader: Cooking, Gardening, Travel, History and Science, too. Everyone is sure to find the perfect beach read or bedtime story.

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday March 14, 11am-3pm

Free activities for all ages:
· games
· crafts
· prizes
· story-time
· Get a Library Card
· Check out books

Take your child to the Library

Día de lleve a su hijo a la biblioteca

Sábado 14 marzo, 11am-3pm

Las actividades gratuitas para todas las edades :
· juegos
· artesanías
· los premios
· la hora del cuento
· Obtener la tarjeta
· Pedir prestado un libro

Library Hours Change

Mondays  11am – 3pm

Thursdays  1 – 5pm

Saturdays 11am – 3pm

Get Involved!Volunteers clipart

The library is looking for more volunteers.      Put your talents to use while helping the community.  Come to a meeting, or just stop by the library when we are open.

 Volunteer Application

More New Titles!  These are in Spanish.

Más nuevos títulos ! Estos son en español.

“On display at the library and ready to check out are close to 50 beautiful and brand-new Spanish-language books (some bi-lingual) for children. They include board books for infants, picture books for toddlers, chapter books for middle schoolers. There is also a good selection of young adult fiction.”

New titles:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul – Jeff Kinney

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns–with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls–but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

The Prophecy (The Fulfillment Series #1) – Erin Rhew – LOCAL AUTHOR

Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.

Inheritance (The Eragon Series #4) – Christopher Paolini

The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.

Bye, Bye Ralph!

Rotten Ralph is Gone!

Get a Library Card!


Literally, doors have opened to literacy

North Marion Community Library opens its doors to the public after years of hard work

Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Photo by Lindsay Keefer Josie Hyde (left) and Jan Metzger work on filling the shelves of the newly opened North Marion Community Library located in the basement of Aurora Presbyterian Church. The library will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER – Photo by Lindsay Keefer Josie Hyde (left) and Jan Metzger work on filling the shelves of the newly opened North Marion Community Library located in the basement of Aurora Presbyterian Church. The library will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

After years of meeting, fundraising and trying to find a location, the North Marion Community Library is finally open to all residents of North Marion County.The concept of the library, which is housed in the basement of the Aurora Presbyterian Church, stemmed from the disadvantage residents of Hubbard, Aurora and Donald have had in having access to books.

Non-Woodburn residents can have a card at the Woodburn Public Library, but they’re limited to one checkout and one hold (except for children, who can check out up to 25 items). A full service card costs $60 a year. Similarly, a Marion County resident could have access to libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) by paying $95 at the Canby Public Library.

“For a community to thrive you should have a library,” Aurora resident Josie Hyde said.

Hyde is the treasurer of North Marion Community Library Association, which started meeting about four years ago. The process has taken so long, members said, because of the need to organize permits and licenses and to draft by-laws. After that, fundraising efforts were put into place, all while looking for an ideal location.

With members who attend the Aurora Presbyterian Church at 21553 Liberty St. N.E., an agreement was made, and the library was able to set up shop in 100 square feet of space in the church basement.

The church is just one of many organizations to contribute to the North Marion library cause. The Woodburn Adult Center has been one of the largest donors of books and the student business BlackLine Productions out of North Marion High School prepped the library’s nine bookshelves. The wheels on the bottom of the bookshelves make for easy storage when the library is closed.

“We bought the parts and the (library association) reimbursed us, but the rest was donated,” Joe Shepherd, staff adviser to the high school company, said. “If people work that hard to put those details together, then helping them out is just a nice thing to do.”

Because the group is limited in space and time in the church basement, members hope to get a grant for a bigger and more visible space.

“I’m just glad we have a presence in the community at all,” Jan Metzger, the association’s secretary, said. “Thanks to the hospitality of the church, it’s just been wonderful.”

With about 4,000 books donated, a bar code system figured out and library cards ordered, the library is open for business. To celebrate, the association is hosting a grand opening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an author book signing, face painting, story time and more.

The book signing will be at nearby Heirloom Revival Co., 14936 Third St. N.E., Aurora, where Dora M. Gourley, an author and painter, will be on hand to sign books and meet residents.

As the library continues to grow, its board members are still looking for donations of both time and books. In particular, they’re in need of newer fiction novels and young adult books, and they also could use help from someone with website design experience.

The library has a long way to go before it can be considered part of the Marion County library system — the library has to be running for three years and needs to have reached a certain amount in circulation. That means volunteer efforts in the meantime are key.

For more information on how to help, contact Jan Metzger at 503-678-1960 or Josie Hyde at 541-749-8088. Keep up with the North Marion Community Library by visiting its website or liking it on Facebook.

Hyde and Metzger said they’re continuing to spread the word, putting information in water bills, having a float in the Aurora Colony Days Parade and even stopping people in the street.

“We walk every day and every time we run into someone we tell them about the library,” Hyde said. “We’re not shy!”

Both Hyde and Metzger said they’re ecstatic at the progress the library has made.

“This has gone beyond my wildest expectations, given the amount of space we have to work with,” Hyde said.

“After working on it for so many years,” Metzger said, “to look and see those books with tags on them — it’s a great feeling.”

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Aurora Colony Days Parade 2014


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