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Reopening Information! Read our COVID-19 Library Building Reopening: Phased Plan

Library Book Drops Reopen Monday, June 1!

Library Take-Out Starts Monday, June 8! (orders accepted beginning June 1)

The Library building remains temporarily closed to the public with limited in-person services resuming on Monday, June 8. The Library will continue to provide virtual services for our patrons. See our updated "Message from the Director" for additional details on this temporary closure and the Library's overall response to the coronavirus.

Get an eCard Today!

An eCard provides access to our many online resources

Online registration for a Cook Memorial Library card is open to La Grande residents and residents of Union County who do not receive library services from another town within the county (Elgin, North Powder, and Union). If you already have a regular library card, you do not need an eCard.

Complete the Request Library Card form to register for an eCard. A valid email address or telephone number is required to receive your eCard number. 

Your Cook Memorial Library eCard provides access to:

  • eBooks (OverDrive/Libby & Freading)
  • eAudiobooks (OverDrive/Libby)
  • Streaming Movies (Kanopy & Kanopy Kids)
  • Streaming Music (Freegal)
  • Online Test Prep (Learning Express)
  • The Great Courses (Kanopy)
  • Genealogy Research (MyHeritage)

To convert your eCard to a regular library card, visit Cook Memorial Library in person, once we reopen, with appropriate identification and proof of address. 

Library Take-Out Now Available

Get Books, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks!

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Your Library Is Open For Take-Out Starting June 8!

Online — search the Sage Catalog, place your holds (limit 9), and then wait until we call you to confirm your order and to schedule your pick-up time. Please be patient as it may take up to 24 hours for us to fill your order.

By Phone — Call us at 541.962.1339 and provide us a list of titles or ask us to curate a selection of items based on your reading/viewing/listening interests. We’ll schedule a convenient pick-up time too.

Orders subject to availability. Consider ordering a few extra items. Items ordered from other libraries may be delayed or not available.

Contactless checkout! Items will be checked out to you at the time the order is filled. A receipt and a complimentary mask will be included. 

Complete details available here.

Library2Go - Download eBooks

Conversations About Racism

A Toolkit for Anti-Racism Allies of All Ages

We at the Library are saddened and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd and so many other black and brown people who have experienced similar racially-motivated injustices.

We acknowledge the trauma, anger, and frustration that yet another tragedy like this creates for all of us, in particular the Black community, and other communities of color, who are already experiencing a disproportionate impact from COVID-19.

As a public library, we work to bring people together, to explore ideas, to learn and grow, and, in the process, earning the trust of our patrons. Public libraries hold dear the First Amendment and the right to intellectual freedom. To those ends, we support the right to peacefully assemble, organize, and protest for change. Many of the changes in our country have taken place because brave people have stood tall against oppression.

Every American should be willing to stand against racism and oppression and give support to those individuals, organizations, and leaders who are working for change.

We cannot lose sight of the end goal – equality and justice for all. We must commit ourselves to addressing the injustice in our systems and institutions and to increasing our efforts at building equitable communities where everyone feels safe and is treated humanely regardless of their race.

To begin this difficult but necessary work, we must each educate ourselves. The Library has compiled three antiracism reading lists with titles from our collection for all ages. We will continue to add to these resources.

Antiracism – Adults
Antiracism – Teens
Antiracism -- Kids

Tell My Library Story

Tell us what the Library means to you

We want to hear your library story! 

Is the Cook Memorial Library an important part of your life? Is the Library even more vital to you during this pandemic? Has the Library helped improve your life? "Saved your life" by helping you complete a term paper? Helped you get a job or learn a new skill? Has the Library helped your child learn to read? His it changed your life in some way? Or is the Library important to you for another reason?

Whatever your story about Cook Memorial Library may be, we would love to hear it. And we have made it easy for you to write your Library story now by providing a place online for you to do it. Tell your story and click on submit and your story will be posted along with others who have shared their stories as well. 

As an important member of our library community, we want to hear from you. Tell us your library story today!