In the Know eNewsletter | June 2024

Summer with the Library Begins June 1 🌞

Embark on an adventure-filled summer of reading and exploration! Summer with the Library is back this year, and it all starts on Saturday, June 1.

PRIZES. Just for signing up, everyone gets a free, customizable book bag. Then, complete a reading and activity log and youth ages 018 get a free book; adults get a customer sticker sheet. When you sign up, and when you complete the challenges, you earn entries into the grand prize drawing for things like puppets, books, LEGO kits, gift cards, and library-themed Hydro Flasks.

EVENTS. You’ll find all kinds of great events happening in and around libraries this summer; be sure to check out our web calendar. Youll even find fun, all-ages celebrations in neighborhood parks that feature food, prizes, games, and more (see below for the kick-off celebration event).

HOW TO SIGN UP. You can take part by filling out a reading and activity sheet, or by tracking your progress via the Beanstack app. Pick up a reading and activity sheet starting June 1 at all library locations, or sign up online via the Beanstack website (

Summer with the Library Kick-off Celebration

Join us for music, snacks, and fun as we kick off Summer with the Library 2024 at Alpenglow Parkin Bend on Saturday, June 1 (10:00 a.m.noon). Ian and the Oopsies will perform, and the GlinWood Fae will be on hand to share magic, treasures, and enchanted bubbles. Several community organizations will join us to share activities and community information. Free and fun for the whole family! We have additional Summer with the Library events happening in neighborhood parks all summer long; check out the schedule here. Also coming up in June: Summer with the Library at Three Rivers Elementary, Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.-noon.

Groundbreaking: Central Library at Stevens Ranch

We recently broke ground on the new Central Library at Stevens Ranch, and construction is now underway. This dynamic building, which is being constructed to meet LEED Gold standards, will allow us to increase the number of books and other items available to people throughout Deschutes County. View a short video of the groundbreaking on our YouTube channel, and learn more about the building on our website.

The Sunriver Library: Opening this Summer

Remodeling and renovation work on the Sunriver Library is moving right along, with a reopening planned for late August. To be the first to know when a date is set, be sure to sign up for Sunriver Library Updates. The library’s renovation is creating a bright and open space with new (and more) meeting and tutoring rooms, an all-new children’s area and discovery space, a cozy fireplace and reading area, and a flexible community gathering space. To learn more about the Sunriver Library project, visit our website.

Beyond the Books: Explore More with a Discovery Pass

You can check out books from the library, of course, but did you know you can also check out museum and trail passes?Discovery Pass features passes to local attractions, including the High Desert Museum, the Deschutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, and the Sunriver Nature Center. You can even check out a Forest Service Wilderness Pass starting June 15. Availability is limited; to check availability and reserve a pass, log in with your library card number and PIN here.

Resource Spotlight: Book Clubs

We have hundreds of book club kits available for book club groups to check out. All you need is a library card and you can check out a kit for your club. Each kit comes with 1012 copies of the book in a handy carrying tote with a readers guideplus, kits can be checked out for up to two months. Explore the vast selection on our website. Kits are holdable and can be picked up at your library location of choice. Be sure to visit our Book Clubs pagefor more resources for your book club. And if youre looking to join a book club, we offer several each month at various locations.

Follow the links below to learn how to access these programs

Note: We’ve partnered with a variety of businesses and organizations to ensure that we can continue story times and adult programs during remodeling and construction work, so be sure to note the locations for all programs and events when following the links below.


Family Story Time, Toddler Story Time, Preschool Story Time, and Baby Story Time – Visit our online calendar for dates, locations, and times. Youll also find story times on our YouTube channel (as well as STEAM programs, scavenger hunts, and more).

Ian and the Oopsies6/1 (Alpenglow Park)

Wildlife Stories with Think Wild 6/4(Sisters)

All Ages Game Night with Modern Games6/5 (D.Bend)

Music Together Workshop6/7(E.Bend); 6/7 (D.Bend)

Fly Through Time with Leapin’ Louie the Biodiversity Cowboy6/11 (High Desert Music Hall); 6/12 (La Pine); 6/12(D.Bend)

Graphic Novel Book Club: Witch Boy6/12 (E.Bend)

Oregon Wildlife Watch 6/15 (La Pine)

Art and Book Pairing 6/15(Mockingbird Gallery)

STEM Story Time6/20 (Sisters); 6/21(E.Bend); 6/24 (D.Bend); 6/26 (La Pine); 6/27 (Redmond Senior Center)

Rainbow Family Night6/20 (D.Bend)

Summer with the Library at Three Rivers Elementary School6/22 (Three Rivers Elem.)

Sensory Friendly Summer6/24(D.Bend)


Makey Makey Exploration6/20(Sisters); 6/21 (E.Bend); 6/24 (D.Bend); 6/26 (La Pine); 6/27 (Redmond Senior Center)


Teen Rainbow Book Box (all locations) – Learn more here

Wednesday Teen Hangout6/5 (La Pine)

Nourishing Minds6/21, 6/28 (La Pine)

Summer Anime Club6/24 (E.Bend); 6/27 (Sisters)


Thrive Central Oregon (Downtown Bend, East Bend, Redmond) – ver página 7 aquí

Abogado en la Biblioteca (en línea) – 6/12, 6/26

La Hora del Cuento6/5 (East Bend); 6/12, 6/26 (Downtown Bend)

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