Join your fellow Tillamook County residents in the second annual Tillamook County Reads. This year’s theme focuses on historical fiction, often with a flare for adventure.
Set in 1848 on the wild edge of the continent, in the rainforests and rugged headlands of the Oregon coast, Trask follows a mountain man’s quest for new opportunities and new land to settle. Elbridge Trask is a restless man, a gambler with God, nature, and life itself. Yearning for change, he sets out with Wakila, a young Clatsop Indian, and Charley Kehwa, a tamanawis man or spiritual leader of the tribe, on an extraordinary journey of discovery.
Fire on the Wind by Linda Crew
It’s August 1933 in the great forests of Oregon, and it is so hot and dry at the Blue Star logging camp that Storie Faye, eighth grader, can’t blow out a match–it keeps relighting itself. A fire starts and at first folks aren’t too worried, but tension mounts as new fires pop up. Loggers turn into firefighters, until the fires come together, creating an 18-mile-long wall of flame, and getting out alive is all that matters.
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Debora Hopkinson
In 1816 Abe and Austin decide to use a log to cross a swollen and turbulent Knob Creek. When Abe falls into the water, Austin saves his life and Abe promises that he’ll never forget it. Even when he’s the president of a war-torn country, Abe fondly remembers his old friend.
A Big Summer Reading Thank You!
The Tillamook County Library would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s summer reading program. We had a record breaking number of individuals finishing the program. Almost four hundred children read for ten hours and over three hundred adults read their eight books. A big surprise was how well the new teen program turned out. Nearly one hundred teens took time out of their busy summers to read for twenty hours. Great job everyone!
A Huge Thanks to all of our Summer Reading Sponsors and Donors!
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Siggi-G Ocean Charters
Tillamook County Library Foundation
High Tide Espresso
Jane’s Fabric Patch
Clean Line Surf Shop
Portland Trail Blazers
Oregon State Ready to Read Grant