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Scappoose Public Library


Meet the library staff!

Jeff Weiss - Director

Jeff became the director of the Scappoose Public Library in 2017. An Indiana native, he grew up in Evansville. His career in libraries began as a student Research Instructor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Since then he has worked in a wide variety of libraries and done just about every job there is to do in a library.  Jeff holds a degree in Media Science from Purdue University and a Masters of Library Science from Ball State University. Jeff worked for 25 years at Muncie Public Library starting as a library branch head and has worked in Muncie as the Head of Collection Development and the Head of Technical Services. 

Elizabeth Higgins - Cataloging Technician 

Elizabeth joined the staff as a library assistant in May of 2013 and became our cataloging technician in October of 2014. She holds an associate's degree from Lane Community College and a bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College. She has worked as a library assistant at the St Helen's Public Library and enjoys television and cheese puffs, but finds that reading can be just a teensy bit dull.

Gail Coughran - Library Clerk

When Gail was young she knew she wanted to be a librarian. After 50 years, she has finally made it!  Meanwhile, she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree, married and raised two fantastic children, moved cross country a few times, and played lots of music. These days, when she's not at the Scappoose Library, you can likely find her at home puttering in her garden or studio, depending on the season. Life is practically perfect, though she does have trouble keeping her fingernails clean!

Elisa Mann - Library Clerk

A long-time Oregon resident, Elisa joined the Scappoose Library in December 2017.  She earned her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Penn State.  She loves reading old books, ghost stories, and folklore.  When she's not at the library or reading she can usually be found at the dog park or on an adventure with her corgi, Rosie.  Elisa loves to chat about books so feel free to stop by and visit!

Wendi Andrews - Youth Services Technician

Wendi began working at the library as our Youth Services Technician in January of 2016. She has lived in Portland all of her life and holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University.  While this is Wendi’s first position at a public library, she has spent many years volunteering in school libraries and previously worked with an elementary school literacy program.  Wendi enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, photography and, of course, reading.

Emily Armstrong - Youth Services Clerk

Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056


Reopening with limited hours June 17

Curbside pickup still available.

Monday         10:00-6:00
Tuesday         10:00-6:00
Wednesday     10:00-6:00
Thursday        10:00-6:00
Friday            10:00-6:00
Saturday        10:00-3:00
Sunday           Closed



Library2go eBooks and digital audio books are now listed in the library catalog!

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the link above to go directly to the site.
Rocket Languages


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Columbia County is participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Kids 0-5 years old can be signed-up to receive a FREE book every month in the mail.   The program is designed to encourage a love of reading from an early age.  

You can sign your child up here!