Nancy Pearl

Tuesday July 28, 2020 at 5 pm


Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, will help us celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the North Tillamook Library in Manzanita when she joins the Library Friends for a virtual Happy Hour on July 28, 2020. The event will begin at 5:00 pm on Zoom and will end at 6:00 pm.

Among Nancy’s many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. A former Seattle librarian and NPR regular, Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book.”  

Nancy Pearl’s novel, George and Lizzie, was published in 2017. Her series of Book Lust titles celebrate the joy and importance of reading.

“The Washington Post called Nancy ‘a darling of the library world,’” said Library Friends president Marc Johnson, “and she certainly is, but she is also a great storyteller, a wonderful book reviewer and a huge champion of books and reading.”

The virtual program with Nancy will include a discussion of her recommendation for pandemic reading, and why, in our tumultuous times, libraries are more important than ever. Our Zoom audience will be able to ask questions, as well.

There is limited Zoom “seating” so please reserve your spot for the event by emailing: ntlf1987@gmail.com. You must reserve your spot no later than midnight on July 26.

After you have sent an email to register, we will send you a link so that you can connect to Zoom on July 28.

Have you renewed your 2020 membership?

Please make sure you have renewed your North Tillamook Library Friends membership before registering for the Nancy Pearl event.

We need your memberships this year more than ever since we lost the revenue that our annual Book Sale always provided.  Support our wonderful Library and renew today.

Click here for the membership form that you can mail in with your check.

Thank you.


curbside pickup announcement


Library in Manzanita

 The Library will be closed with no one in the buildings until April 8.  If you see a blue Hyundai car, it is Library personnel checking the building to make sure it is secure and safe.  We hope you understand that we cannot allow any members of the public into the Library, nor can we give out any library books or DVDs.

In lieu of services at our library locations, please take advantage of our large “virtual library” online. Through our website (www.tillabook.org) you can access much information and entertainment from the comfort of your own home. We have audiobooks, e-books, movies, TV shows, music, graphic novels and more for you to enjoy without even stepping out of your house. You can even learn a foreign language using our Mango language learning system.

We are raising the number of items that can be checked out from our virtual library and we hope to be adding an online magazine database called Flipster.

Our staff will still be coming to work so please feel free to call us at 503-842-4792. We can still answer reference questions, help with our virtual library and help in any way we can.

If you have further questions, please call the library or email the director, Sara Charlton, at charlton@co.tillamook.or.us.


is CANCELLED until further notice 

“All About Books”

book group

Sorry for the inconvenience, but this Book Group has been permanently cancelled.  It may possibly come back into being in 2021, but we won’t set additional meetings until we see how the opening of society goes and of course what the rules will be when the Library opens again to people coming inside. 

Whether the Book Group re-starts will depend on everyone’s comfort level regarding close quarters get-togethers.  

People who already have the first book from the Library can meet Susan St. John on June 3, 2020 at 3:30 PM to safely return the book to her for return as part of the Library’s book club collection.




North Tillamook Library in Manzanita

571 Laneda Avenue
Manzanita OR, 97130

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