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An ability to communicate effectively is a life skill that can serve a person well at any age. Communicating well is considered so essential that the Boy Scouts of America require prospective Eagle Scouts to earn communication merit badges.

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One of our patrons’ most frequent questions is whether Roseburg Public Library has access to downloadable books. They want to listen to an audiobook while they drive or walk or they want to take digital books on their vacation. They want the convenience of the electronic format. The short an…

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The News-Review will sponsor the 42nd annual Douglas County Spelling Bee on Apr. 13 at Hucrest Elementary School, 1810 NW Kline St., Roseburg.

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I have yet to find a babysitter in the area brave enough to drive out in the boonies and babysit my five “spirited” boys in our tiny house with one bathroom. I know that this magical unicorn babysitter exists somewhere, but we have yet to cross paths.

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Student from Ashland, Brookings, Coos Bay, Coquille Valley, Grants Pass, Myrtle Creek and Roseburg gathered at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Oregon for the Elks Southwest District Hoop Shoot competition on January 26.

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Mixed berry gummies are a fun, nourishing and gut healing treat! My 10-year-old daughter suggested I make a gummy recipe for The News-Review and she would be my taste tester. She gives this recipe two thumbs up!

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Remember the days of card catalog drawers when library patrons would flip through index cards to locate library materials categorized by title or author or subject? Although sometimes I get nostalgic for those beautiful wood cabinets and the manually typed cards housed inside, I absolutely a…

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Does your dinner routine look similar to this? You make a meal and it’s loaded with vegetables, but then your kids stick their noses up at it and pick at the parts they want, leaving the rest to be thrown away.

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When discussions began about assessing a library card fee for patrons living outside Roseburg city limits, community members expressed an interest in covering the cost for some individuals and families for whom this would present an overwhelming barrier. The result is Roseburg Public Library…