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Stayton Public Library
515 N. 1st Avenue
Stayton, Oregon 97383
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(503) 769-3313

Library Hours:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday
    11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    Curbside available by appointment
  • Sunday-Monday


We are closed for all Federal holidays. Exception: half day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Children's Reads

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. These books all feature Asian kids -- funny books and sad books, serious books and silly books.

Also, check out our lists for adults and teens

All links connect to the CCRLS catalog so that you can place holds. Enjoy! 

A Big Mooncake for Little Star 

Grace Lin

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Danbi leads the school parade

Anna Kim

Thrilled to start at her new school in America before she renders her diverse class silent as the first Asian student most of them have ever seen, little Danbi uses the power of her imagination to make friends, learn the rules, and lead everyone during a fun-filled parade.

Drawn Together

Minh Le

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

A Different Pond

Bao Phi 

As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

The Most Beautiful Thing

Kao Kalia Yang

Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love.

No Kimchi for Me

Aram Kim

Yoomi hates stinky spicy kimchi--until Grandma makes kimchi pancakes for her!

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business 

Lyla Lee

Mindy Kim wants to fit in at her new school, but her favorite lunch leads to scorn, then a thriving business, and finally big trouble.

Dragon Pearl 

Yoon Ha Lee

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battlecruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

After emigrating from China, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel, despite the nasty owner, Mr. Yao, who exploits them, while she works the front desk and tries to cope with fitting in at her school.

Prairie Lotus 

Linda Sue Park

In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves.

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time

Lisa Yee

After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father.

Lalani of the Distant Sea

Erin Entrada Kelly

Finds a young girl embarking on a quest normally reserved for boys in the hope of saving her village from life-threatening hazards, including a deadly plague affecting her mother.

Paper Wishes

Lois Sepahban

Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.

Boys Without Names

Kashmira Sheth

Forced to abandon the poverty of their rural Indian village, 11-year-old Gopal and his family flee to the big city of Mumbai, where Gopal jumps at the chance for employment in a factory job that turns out to be a repressive sweatshop where he is denied companionship, money and visits home.

A Wish In The Dark

Christina Soontornvat

Escaping from the prison where he was born, Pong discovers harrowing truths about the gap between the world’s privileged ruling class and impoverished laborers, while the prison warden’s daughter who is hunting him uncovers other daunting secrets.

Remembering Manzanar: life in a Japanese relocation camp

Michael L. Cooper

Uses firsthand accounts, oral histories, and essays from school newspapers and yearbooks to tell the story of the Japanese Americans who were sent to live in government-run internment camps during World War II.

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