NEWS: Get Bandon Library books delivered by mail! Introducing new “Keep Bandon Reading” program

by | Apr 29, 2020 | Articles

Bandon Library patrons can now request books by mail service by putting items on hold using the online catalog or by phone.

The Bandon Library is an active hub of the community, but since March 17, its doors have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bandon Library Director Jennifer Croft wanted to provide library services while people are trying to stay safe at home. How could the library get books, CDs, and DVDs back into the hands of patrons? Mail them! Jennifer contacted the Bandon Library Friends & Foundation (BLFF) to see if it could help with the extra expense. This has become the “Keep Bandon Reading” program.

“We at the library are grateful to the BLFF for this additional financial support. It will help bring back some of our services and, at the same time, make it easier for our patrons to stay safe during the ‘stay home’ order. The pandemic has turned the world upside down for everyone. Libraries all over the nation, including ours, have been forced to close their doors in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19.”

Bandon library patrons can request mail service by

  • putting items on hold using the online catalog at or
  • calling the Bandon Public Library at 541-347-3221 during regular open hours (TWTh 10-7, F/S 10-5).

Items should be returned in the book drop. Please remember that the library is now fine-free. Expenses for both postage and packaging will be provided by the BLFF.

“None of us knows how long the library will be closed, but since schools are closed through June, we will assume that this mail-out program will continue through June, as well. We expect to begin mailing out library items at the beginning of May. Please be patient with us as we work to get this program up and running,” says Jennifer Croft.

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