Library District Offers Two New Book Drop Locations



The Lincoln County Library District is excited to announce that there are two new sites in the county where people may return their library materials. We have added the Depoe Bay Kid Zone as one of the sites for returning library materials. Anyone may ring their library materials to the Kid Zone during their regular business hours. The drop box is near the front desk. The Lincoln County Library District courier van is stopping there 5 days a week to pick up your materials. In the future we will be adding other library services at the Kid Zone, including being able to pick up library materials you have requested from other libraries. We aren’t quite ready for this but we are ready to save you that trip to Lincoln City or Newport when all you need to do is return library materials.

The second location with a new book drop is outside of the “The Boardwalk” in Seal Rock. Pat Merrill has kindly allowed us to use a bit of her property to put in a new book drop. We hope this will be a convenient way for people in the Seal Rock area to return library materials when they don’t really want to make a trip to Waldport or Newport or are leaving home for a bit and realize at the last minute that they have library materials that need to be returned. The items in the book drop are picked up five days a week by the Lincoln County Library District courier.

Book Drop in Seal RockJoe Meyer put in the book drop and came up with the design to add the pilings as poles protecting the book drop. The pilings are a donation from the Crow Family Trust. The funding for this book drop and the Lincoln Beach Thriftway Store book drop is from several donations, including a donation made through the Oneatta Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and a donation from the Marion Blum Living Trust.

If you are interested in helping plan these kinds of library changes and want to volunteer a few hours to the Library District we have openings on the Budget Committee and a Board position open for Zone 1, the area surrounding Lincoln City going south as far as Gleneden Beach. Just contact us at for more information.

Information and photos provided by Lincoln County Library District