Stayton Public Library News

For more information, contact the library at (503) 769-3313.

Safety Town Camper Registration now open!
The Stayton Public Library and Stayton Police Department are collaborating for Stayton’s first annual Kids Safety Town in August.

Safety Town is a five-day-long, half-day summer camp for children ages five and six. Campers engage in experiences around different safety topics throughout the week, with demonstrations, music, movement, STEAM activities, and by visiting the Safety Town traffic course and 911 practice lab daily.

Camper registration is now open. Registration will remain open until filled, so make sure to register early. Campers will need a signed permission by a parent/guardian to complete their registration. Return your forms to the Stayton Public Library to complete your registration.

To download the registration application and learn more about Kids Safety Town, please visit

Summer 2024 Newsletter

Check out our Summer 2024 newsletter and all the exciting events happening!


Summer 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library

Registration open for Safety Town counselors

We are excited to announce Kids Safety Town, a weeklong day camp for kindergarteners and 1st graders to better understand the basics of safety. Safety Town is set for August 19th - 23rd, 2024 and camper registration will open soon.


Registration for volunteer counselors is now open, for middle schoolers and high schoolers, who are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the community and help children learn about safety.


To register as a Safety Town volunteer counselor, please fill out our application formApplications are due May 31st, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Stayton Public Library at (503) 769-3313.

May Newsletter


Don't miss out, check out our May newsletter here.


May 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library

Join us for Storytime at the Garden!

Storytime in the Garden

Wednesday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.

at the Oregon Garden


Join staff from Stayton and Silver Falls Libraries for a special themed storytime at the Oregon Garden!  Afterwards, pick up a free book to keep and tour the Children’s Garden at your own pace.  Entry to the Garden is always free for Oregon Garden members, and the entrance fee is being waived for those attending this storytime with a CCRLS Library card. 

Questions about the storytime? Contact your library.
Questions about the Garden? Call 503-874-4294
The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St. Silverton. 

It's National Library Week! ~ Check us out

National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and Stayton Public Library encourages everyone in the community to visit the library to explore all the library has to offer.

Libraries give us the opportunity to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions.

Check out this snapshot of Library usage from July 2023 - March 2024:

130,408 Checkouts across physical and digital formats, 32,613 Library visits, 3,861 books given away through Outreach, 163 programs with 7,462 attendees, and 582 new library cards.

April Newsletter


Don't miss out, check out our April newsletter here.


April 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library

March Newsletter


Don't miss out, check out our March newsletter here.

March 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library

February Newsletter


Don't miss out, check out our February newsletter here.

February 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library


AARP Tax-Aide

Appointments can now be scheduled online for AARP Foundation Tax Help.


Make your appointments by calling 971-599-1940. Leave a message or text and someone will call you back to schedule.

Or, you can schedule your appointment online at



Please note: AARP will be at the Stayton Public Library on Wednesday afternoons at the Library from February 7 - April 3.



January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

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Check out our January 2024 newsletter to see what's happening, information on the upcoming art show, and the Foundation's Murder Mystery fundraising event!


January 2024 Newsletter by Stayton Public Library

Withdrawn: A 1920s Murder Mystery


The Stayton Public Library Foundation is excited to announce “WITHDRAWN”, an upcoming murder mystery fundraising event at the Stayton Public Library happening January 27, 2024!  Throughout the night, a crime will occur, hidden clues will be revealed, and everyone can help crack the case.   

Join us at 6:30 for hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a no-host bar as murderous plots and intrigue abound... can YOU solve the case? This will be a 21+ event, with 1920’s era costumes or black tie encouraged. Tickets are available online at or in person at the library beginning January 2nd. 

The Stayton Public Library Foundation raises funds to improve the Library’s facility, support special programs, and build an endowment to help provide for library operations in the future. This event will be their largest fundraiser of the year.

Call for Artists for 5th Annual Stayton Public Library Art Show

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a call for art for its 5th Annual Art Show to be on display at the Library from February 2 through March 2, 2024. This art show has become an annual opportunity for artists of any age or level to display their work to the community.

Any artists that live or work in Stayton or its surrounding communities can submit a maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art. There is no submission fee. 

To be included in the show, the artist needs to submit a registration form and release available at the Library or online at All art and registrations must be delivered to the library by Thursday, February 1, 2024. 

On Friday, February 2, 2024 there will be an opening reception for the public to meet the artists from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

For more information please call 503-769-3313 or email