Mary Gilkey
City Library

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Mary Gilkey City Library

Just outside the Library's front doors!

Summer Reading Program Grab & Go kits - new every Monday morning! Special virtual  event with the University of Oregon coming soon!
We'll have this cart out daily as weather and supplies permit!
We now have an outdoor book return! Audio books and DVDs can be returned here too. Please hold on to games or kits for now, or return them inside City Hall.

Our building is closed, but our WiFi is on. You can access it from your car along the curb in front of our building. Just search for Mary Gilkey Library, no password in required.

Click here to search the CCRLS catalog.


Click here to see the Library News Page.


Check below for online services that are available now. If you need a library card, just look below.
You can get one online now and use it today!

Listen to and read audiobooks and ebooks with Library2go, which you can access using the app, Libby.  Libby works with smartphones, tablets, Kindles, and eReaders. 

Watch award-winning movies and documentaries on Kanopy. Create your account with your library card number, and stream instantly on your smart TV, smartphone, computer, or tablet.

Kanopy Kids has a huge array of amazing kids content that will educate and delight, including familiar faces and new ones. Enjoy animated storytime featuring your favorite books, go on adventures to places far away, and discover science all around you all for free with your Kanopy account. 

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books. TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere. TeenBookCloud is a curated database of e-books and other digital content for teens. AudioBookCloud is a curated database of always available audio books for adults!

You can stream premium content made by Great Courses on Kanopy as well! With your Kanopy account you also have access to over 6,000 Great Courses classes, from American history to mindfulness, there is so much to learn and re-learn!

Creativebug is our go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Grab your card and set up your account to access to the full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. 

Engage and excite with reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures. represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


Access ChiltonLibrary through the eResources in your CCRLS account. 

Learning Express offers online practice tests, skills-building for math, reading, and writing, computer skills tutorials, e-books and career development tools.
Gale in Context is a research tool created to support critical thinking and research skills for Middle school and High school students.
NoveList Plus connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. Parents & teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Click the link to see 50 of the best virtual author activities!

Field trip out of the question? Think again. Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). Click the link see a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit”!

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.


Access this resource through your CCRLS account. Click here and scroll to "gardening."

Browse and Download Free Ebooks

Our new web catalog allows anyone to browse and directly download any of the more than 6,300 ebook titles available on DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Choose from classic novels, children’s books, textbooks and non-English titles, all for free, with no login or library card needed.


Click here to get started.

We'd like to than MidAmerica Books for offering these free online resources to our patrons during this time. MidAmerica books is one of our vendors that supplies the library with high-quality children's materials.





We are giving our customers


to our Online Libraries and Databases.


The health & wellness of you and your students is important to us. We want to help with the transition to distance learning during the Covid-19 outbreak.


We want to make sure every single one of your students has FREE and unrestricted access to the resources they need to continue learning through this uncertain time.


We are giving free access to THOUSANDS of eBooks with unlimited, simultaneous user access.


Click on the links below to access the free library books.




You can register for a card online and access our electronic resources immediately! Just click here. 

Register now for a temporary account online. With this temporary account, you can:

  • Access CCRLS-provided electronic resources & databases
  • Access eBooks
  • Place 1 hold on an item in the catalog
AnswerLand Logo

Answerland is Oregon’s online reference service – a place where librarians help Oregon residents find answers to questions and provide research guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no charge for this service. :)

Moon Splat Activity

Try out this fun, easy activity to engage your kids in STEM! Learn about lunar impacts from asteroids and cometsTry out this fun, easy activity to engage your kids in STEM! Learn about lunar impacts from asteroids and comets using water balloons. Simply throw a water balloon on a dry sidewalk and take measurements using a ruler to see how much bigger a crater is than the asteroid itself. Check out this how-to video to learn more. When you’re done, take a picture of the largest “splat” you made and post it on social media using #STEAMAheadAtHome to compare yours with others!


¡Pruebe esta actividad divertida y fácil para involucrar a sus niños en CTEM! Aprende sobre los impactos lunares de los asteroides y los cometas usando globos de agua. Simplemente tire un globo de agua sobre pavimento seca y tome medidas con una regla para ver cuánto más grande es un cráter que el asteroide. Mira este video instructivo para obtener más información. Cuando hayas terminado, toma una foto de "la salpicadura" más grande que hayas hecho y publícalo en las redes sociales usando #STEAMAheadAtHome para comparar el tuyo con los demás.

Another Chance to Escape!

The East Orange Public Library has done it again! Here is their second virtual escape room, this one includes the story of Snow White.


Click here to begin.

For Harry Potter Fans

Our friends at Flagstaff City-Coconino County Library have created a series of tests for fans of Harry Potter! The first in the series is your entrance exam for Hogwarts. Good luck! 

Muggles need not click here

Virtual Escape Room

Thanks to the East Orange Public Library for sharing this digital escape room with us! This follows the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and is designed so that kids and adults can enjoy it. 


Click here to begin.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Click to see the story come to life!

Take a Break!!

A reminder from the folks at Sesame Street...take a break!



Julie's Library

Julie's Library


Julie Andrews and her daughter will be reading some of their favorite stories online beginning April 29th. Check out the site here to see a preview. 

Hubble Telescope Image on Your Birthday

Hubble Image


The Hubble Telescope captures images every day. Now NASA has a site that will show you an image captured on one of your birthdays - simply enter the month and day of your birthday and see what Hubble saw that day! 

Click here to check it out. 

A new take

Wes Tank

Fox in Socks like you've never heard at Story Time before!

Check it out here

Thanks to Wes Tank and the Carbon Valley Regional Library for this video. 

Bored in the house, in the house bored?



Check out this page from Scholastic. There is at least one activity every day for K-9th graders, featuring some of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite books and authors.  

Story time with Guinea Pigs

Happy Easter


Enjoy story time with the Carlyle Public Library and some of their guinea pig friends as they read "Happy Easter Curious George."


Check it out here

Easy Bunny Craft for Kids

B is for Bunny


Here is a simple Easter craft that kids can make with items you probably already have around the house. Make it extra special by having them use their finger or handprints as a frame around their fluffy bunny!


Check out the craft here

Free Computers to Those Who Qualify
Click here to check out PCs for People and see if you qualify for a free computer!

Baby Yoda



Now that I have your attention, maybe you would like to spend some time trying to beat this virtual Mandalorian escape room created by the staff at Manchester Community College. 


Check it out here

Make your own dog toys!

Make your dog some new toys out of old T-shirts! 


Check it out here.

Oregon Zoo Online

Sea Otter


Just like most places, the Oregon Zoo is closed to visitors. The animals and their caretakers are still there thought, and they are putting a lot of information and videos about the animals online so that you can visit virtually! Most of the content is geared towards grades K-5.


Check it out here. 

2020 - 2021 OBOB Books Announced!


2020-2021 OBOB Title Lists

9th to 12th Grade Division

·         The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

·         Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

·         The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

·         Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

·         The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

·         Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

·         The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

·         Pride by Ibi Zoboi

·         Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

·         Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

·         They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

·         Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson


6th to 8th Grade Division

·         Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

·         Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

·         Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

·         Greenglass House by Kate Milford

·         If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

·         Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen

·         The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

·         Moving Target by Christina Díaz González

·         New Kid by Jerry Craft

·         The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

·         No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

·         Refugee by Alan Gratz

·         Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

·         Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

·         Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

·         Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin


3rd to 5th Grade Division

·         Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle

·         Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

·         A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

·         Changeling by William Ritter

·         The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland

·         El Deafo by Cece Bell

·         Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

·         Front Desk by Kelly Yang

·         The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

·         Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

·         Power Forward by Hena Khan

·         Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

·         Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

·         Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

·         The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

·         A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Click here for more information.

Ever wanted to be an Imagineer?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Disney Imagineer? 

Checkout the process here

Library of Congress

Even though their doors are closed for now, the Library of Congress is featuring an impressive amount of online programming for free! Everything from Dav Pilkey (author of Dog Man and others) to an online nationwide book festival.


Check out their offerings here. 

Virtual Field Trips
Follow this link to go on one of over 30 virtual field trips for kids. Where will you “go” today?

Another Resource for Kids

Toon Books offers resources for distance learning and home-schooling, and right now, access is free!

There are all kinds of comics and activities for kids ages 3-12 to entertain themselves with. 


Check them out here

Audible Titles Free!

For as long as schools are closed, will be allowing access to their catalog for free! No registration required!

According to Radio Times, "The mix of education, entertainment, and general-interest titles available include Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (narrated by Newton), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (narrated by Stephens), The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and many children’s titles from Winnie The Pooh to Peter Rabbit." 

Check out the Radio Times article here.


Click here to access Audible. 

Overdrive - electronic access to books

CCRLS just added 205 more titles to our shared Overdrive catalog. 


Check something out today! - Remote Access!

You've always had access to with your library card from a CCRLS member library, but you used to have to be inside of one of our locations to use their site. Not any more! 

We're please to announce that is temporarily available remotely, thanks to the generosity of our vendor(s); requires a valid CCRLS library card. Just click here.

 Just one more thing you can do from home during these unusual & challenging times.

Llamas love to read!

Check out Caesar the No Drama Llama and his buddy Larry McCool. 

Levar Burton Reads

Levar Burton, who you might remember from Reading Rainbow, has a love of books. He hosts a podcast where he reads books to his audience once a week. Recently he took to Twitter to voice his frustration about finding compelling short stories to read that were available in the public domain. Sometimes the stars align online, and when they do, authors happen to see a tweet like Mr. Burton's and respond. Neil Gaiman, author of "Sandman" and "Anasazi Boys" (and many others) offered his entire catalog to be read on the podcast. 


Long story short, please enjoy "Chivalry."

National “Emergency” Library

Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. 

During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.  

This library brings together all the books from Phillips Academy Andover and Marygrove College, and much of Trent University’s collections, along with over a million other books donated from other libraries to readers worldwide that are locked out of their libraries.

This is a response to the scores of inquiries from educators about the capacity of our lending system and the scale needed to meet classroom demands because of the closures. Working with librarians in Boston area, led by Tom Blake of Boston Public Library, who gathered course reserves and reading lists from college and school libraries, we determined which of those books the Internet Archive had already digitized.  Through that work we quickly realized that our lending library wasn’t going to scale to meet the needs of a global community of displaced learners. To make a real difference for the nation and the world, we would have to take a bigger step.

“The library system, because of our national emergency, is coming to aid those that are forced to learn at home, ” said Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “This was our dream for the original Internet coming to life: the Library at everyone’s fingertips.”

Public support for this emergency measure has come from over 100 individuals, libraries and universities across the world, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  “Ubiquitous access to open digital content has long been an important goal for MIT and MIT Libraries. Learning and research depend on it,” said Chris Bourg, Director of MIT Libraries. “In a global pandemic, robust digital lending options are key to a library’s ability to care for staff and the community, by allowing all of us to work remotely and maintain the recommended social distancing.”

We understand that we’re not going to be able to meet everyone’s needs; our collection, at 1.4 million modern books, is a fraction of the size of a large metropolitan library system or a great academic library. The books that we’ve digitized have been acquired with a focus on materials published during the 20th century, the vast majority of which do not have a commercially available ebook.  This means that while readers and students are able to access latest best sellers and popular titles through services like OverDrive and Hoopla, they don’t have access to the books that only exist in paper, sitting inaccessible on their library shelves. That’s where our collection fits in—we offer digital access to books, many of which are otherwise unavailable to the public while our schools and libraries are closed. In addition to the National Emergency Library, the Internet Archive also offers free public access to 2.5 million fully downloadable public domain books, which do not require waitlists to view.

We recognize that authors and publishers are going to be impacted by this global pandemic as well. We encourage all readers who are in a position to buy books to do so, ideally while also supporting your local bookstore. If they don’t have the book you need, then Amazon or Better World Books may have copies in print or digital formats. We hope that authors will support our effort to ensure temporary access to their work in this time of crisis. We are empowering authors to explicitly opt in and donate books to the National Emergency Library if we don’t have a copy. We are also making it easy for authors to contact us to take a book out of the library. Learn more in our FAQ.

A final note on calling this a “National Emergency” Library.  We lend to the world, including these books. We chose that language deliberately because we are pegging the suspension of the waitlists to the duration of the US national emergency.  Users all over the world have equal access to the books now available, regardless of their location.

Get your library card online and use it today!

Caught without a library card? No worries - you can register online for a temporary account that will work with most of our electronic resources. Just go to and look for the 'Register' link (left side).

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Tumblebooks now available! No library card needed.
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Help Accessing the Internet
Check out this page for some free and low cost solutions for access to the internet. 

Storytime Online

Storytime Online

With school closures around the country due to #coronavirus, please use our FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

Stream movies and TV with Kanopy!

Kanopy Streaming Service

Kanopy has generously offered a collection of credit-free movies.

These titles and more will not use up your 6 checkout credits on the movie streaming service. Kanopy kids has no credit limit, so you can still watch unlimited titles on there.

Click here to check out what is included. You will need your library card number to initially set up your account.

Checkout Creative Bug!

Knotted Necklaces

Now is a great time to learn something new!

Creativebug has an amazing source of tutorials for all sorts of projects.

Check around your house - you probably have lots of supplies on hand already!
Go to and set up your totally free account with your library card.

Paper Box



Cultural Passes Now Available

The Mary Gilkey Library is happy to announce that we now have cultural passes available for patron use! These passes are good for admission to: Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem (up to 5 admissions at a time), and for Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville (up to 2 admissions at a time). 


Passes may be checked out twice per calendar year per Dayton library cards. Patron checking out the pass must live inside Dayton's city limits, or have paid for a full membership to the library. Passes are due to the desk at the Mary Gilkey Library on by 12:00 noon on their due date, and are subject to a $5.00 per day fine for each day that they are late. Passes that are five or more days late will be charged $100 for the replacement value. 


Please check the calendar on the Library's page to see if your desired date is available, and then fill out the request online to reserve your pass. When you stop in to pick it up, please bring your library card and a picture ID. Only the library card holder may pickup the pass. 



Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Did you know that children in Dayton, ages 0-5 are eligible to receive a book every month for free? It's true! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library sends over one million books every month to children all over the USA. Every child gets a copy of "The Little Engine That Could" to start their collection, and their final book when graduating from the program is "Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!"


Visit this link to see the books that were sent to kids during the month of August, to find out more information, or to sign a child up for the program. 

Auto Renewal of Items

Auto Renew

Beginning Monday, April 8th, we will automatically renew items that you have checked out - as long as your account is in good standing and there are no holds on the item! Now you can return your items when it's more convenient for you, and worry less about building up late fees - at the libraries that charge them. 

In order to receive notices about renewals, you must have given us permission to contact you via email. Please let a library staff member know if you would like to receive email notices the next time you stop in. 

Creative Bug
CCRLS now offers the online craft program, Creativebug from the eResources page of our online catalog 
Login and see what you can make of it!

Magazines Online

CCRLS now offers eMagazines through our Overdrive eBook service.

To find them, login to Overdrive with your CCRLS member library card, , choose the Subject option, and choose Magazines under Subject Browse. If you choose See All, you will see cover displays for all available magazines.

Consumer Reports
07/23/2018® provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. 


 Click here to start your research!


(You must be logged into your patron account on the CCRLS website to access Consumer Reports online).