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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.  You can enjoy mementos of Jeff's punk rock life in the 1980s at the Ball State University Digital Archives:

And the not hosted by a midwestern university archives:

Gail Coughran - Library Technician

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 - Reference Technician

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.  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

Emily has been working at the Scappoose Public Library for an unknown number of years. She appeared eating cookies in the staff room one morning and it would have been out of the blue but to the best of everyone’s knowledge she had been working here as long as the library had been located here. She has a spouse and a child and spends her time at the library making little gifts that she leaves for unexpecting children to find. Occasionally glitter and confetti is left in her wake, but most of the time she seems perfectly normal. Emily enjoys rainbows and long walks on the beach. Please consider voting for her in the upcoming Haunting Pageant.

Déjà Hodes - Library Clerk

Déjà began working at the Scappoose Library in June 2020, after graduating from Cornell College with a B.A. in Mathematics. A lifelong admirer of public libraries, they are glad to be spending most of their time working in one rather than studying. Déjà is a fan of fantasy and science fiction and currently supplements their reading with audio dramas, Zelda, cross-stitch, and learning about tabletop roleplaying games.

Katie Kruse - Library Assistant

Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056


Monday            10:00-6:00
Tuesday            10:00-8:00
Wednesday    10:00-8:00
Thursday         10:00-8:00
Friday                10:00-6:00
Saturday          10:00-3:00
Sunday              Closed

Curbside pickup still available.



Library2go logo

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

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the image above to go directly to the site.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Logo of a train made out of books.

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 for the Imagination Library by clicking the image above.