The Scio Public Library is honored to present the Lake Oswego Reads Art Exhibit inspired by “The Book of Unknown Americans.” The Art Exhibit is on display at the Scio Public Library beginning September 4th through September 30th.The story: After fifteen-year-old Maribel sustains a terrible injury, the only hope her family sees for her recovery lies in the United States. Leaving a comfortable life behind in Mexico, the Riveras risk everything to come north. It’s not long after they settle that Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, recognizes a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider.Their love story sets in motion events that will profoundly affect the pair of star-crossed lovers and their two families. Resonant with the hopes and dreams, guilt and love of men and women from all over Latin America who have come to the United States, The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel that gives us a new definition of what it is to be an American. (Taken from the book cover.)Stop by the Library and enjoy a self-guided tour of the art work. The artists have written explanations of the art they created after reading The Book of Unknown Americans. These written explanationsare available as a part of the art display. Free copies of The Book of Unknown Americans are being given away at the Library while supplies last. The book give-away is sponsored by the Friends of the Scio Public Library. Additional copies of the book may be borrowed from the Scio Public Library.Library hours: Monday 9-5 pm, Tuesday 9-7 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9-5 pm and Friday 9-12 pm.NEW LIBRARY HOURS BEGINNING OCTOBER 1STMonday10 am - 5 pmTuesday10 am - 7 pmWednesday10 am - 5 pmThursday10 am - 7 pmFriday10 am - 12 pmClosed Saturday and Sunday
City of Scio
Through SeptemberMondays - 9:00 am to 5:00 pmTuesdays - 9:00 am to 7:00 pmWednesdays - 9:00 am to 5:00 pmThursdays - 9:00 am to 5:00 pmFridays - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
E-Books are Now Available as part of your Library Membership.
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Besides the books pictured above, a few of the additional titles that have been recently added to the collection are: •Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Marker•The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson•In the Valley of the Noble Beyond by John Zada•Finale by Stephanie Garber•Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson•The Rest of the Story by Sara DessenBooks for Children:•Dinosaurs by Nick Pierce•A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman•Fergus & the Green Grass by Jean Abernethy•The Green Ember by S.D. SmithBooks on CD:•The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli•The Wonderling by Mira Bartok•Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson•Requiem by Geir Tangen•Caleb & Kit by Beth VrabelDVD’s•Bing Crosby Rediscovered•The Forgotten Plague•Paddington•Thanksgiving DayStop by the library check out all of the new titles.
Scio Public Library38957 NW 1st AvenueScio, OR 97374
Scio Public Library
The Scio Public Library is located in the Scio City Hall building. The main entrance to the Library is from NW Alder Street across the street from the Scio School District Office and the Scio Middle School. The library currently has a collection of approximately 11,548 books, periodicals, audio and visual items. You may browse the collection by clicking on the link to the card catalog.There are several different types of membership to the library. Patrons who live within the city limits pay for their membership through property taxes. People who live outside of the city limits may purchase a membership which covers all household members for $30.00. The application for a new patron account is located in the left navigation bar as well as information on the types of library membership.Membership benefits: Patrons may check out a limited number of items from the library, or cardholders may request books from from one of the Linn Library Consortium Libraries (Albany, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Linn Benton Community College, or Sweet Home) and have them delivered to the Scio library via courier. Up to five items from other libraries may be checked out at one time. Books may be returned to the Scio Public Library. The courier drop off and pick up items on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is no charge for the service.