Day: June 14, 2021

Driftwood Public Library Summer Reading Programs Begin June 15, 2021

Reading Colors Your World at Driftwood Public Library

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages Begin June 15, 2021

Lincoln City, Oregon – Registration begins on Tuesday, June 15th for the Driftwood Public Library Summer Reading Program! The theme of the Summer 2021 program is Reading Colors Your World. All ages are welcome to participate, from infants to seniors. Community members can sign up on the 15th by visiting the library’s website, calling 541-996-2277, or stopping by the library.

The library’s Summer Reading program is a way to to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills, combat the summertime loss of academic skills in children and teens, and encourage adults to exercise their minds by reading for recreation. It’s also a LOT of fun! Every child or adult who signs up will receive a custom Driftwood Public Library lanyard and a set of colored pencils for tracking their reading journey on a special Summer Reading log. For each goal met, participants color one portion of their reading log. For each column or row (five squares) colored, participants will receive a prize: an enamel or acrylic pin to decorate their lanyard. Once the reading log is full, participants will receive a custom Driftwood Public Library enamel pin, featuring the library’s octopus logo! Infants and toddlers too young for the decorative pins will receive a free board book upon sign up, and an additional board book for each reading goal met. Older children will also receive a free age-appropriate book upon sign-up while supplies last. Board books are provided by the State Library of Oregon’s Ready to Read grant funding, with matching funds from the Friends of Driftwood Public Library.

Due to COVID-19 strictures, all Summer Reading family programs will be virtual this year. Two programs are live with registration required, and the rest will be pre-recorded and available for viewing on the library’s YouTube channel any time during a one-week period. The programs are as follows:

Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac Comedy Show —  June 21 at 11 AM. Registration required – contact the library for registration information.

Mad Science — June 29th and July 1st. Registration required. Sign-ups begin on June 22nd.

Matt Baker, Comedy, stunts — July 11-17

Vikki Gasko Green, ventriloquist — July 18-24

Traveling Lantern Theater — July 25-31

Anne-Louise Sterry, Storyteller — Aug 1-7

Richard Ritchey, the Reptile Man — Aug 8-14

Driftwood Public Library is now open for in-person visits from 10 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday. Library materials and Summer Reading kits can also be picked up by appointment via the library’s curbside service. For more information or to schedule a pick up, email or call the library at 541-996-2277.

Southern Oregon Coast opens up for razor clam harvesting

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of the central coast for recreational razor clam harvesting. Razor clamming is now open from Cape Lookout (south of Netart’s Bay) to the California border. Recent shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have fallen below the closure limit. Razor clam harvesting remains closed from the Columbia River to Cape Lookout.

Mussel, bay clam and crab harvesting remain open along the entire Oregon coast. Coastal scallops are not affected by the biotoxin closures when only the adductor muscle is eaten. ODA does not recommend eating whole scallops. Commercial shellfish products remain safe for consumers.

Paralytic shellfish toxin and domoic acid toxin are produced by algae and originate in the ocean. ODA will continue to test for shellfish toxins twice per month, as tides and weather permit. Reopening an area closed for biotoxins requires two consecutive tests with results below the closure limit.

For more information call ODA’s shellfish biotoxin hotline at 800.448.2474, the ODA Food Safety Division at 503.986.4720, or visit ODA Recreational Shellfish Biotoxin Closures Webpage.  

ODA Contact: Alex Manderson 503.801.0751.