Friday, August 30, 2019

Summer Reading 2019

Thanks to all who participated in Summer Reading this year. Special thanks to our awesome sponsors for helping make it a great year. We couldn't do it without you! 

Library Card Sign Up Month

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August Painting

 Last weekend I was able to teach a painting class at the library in Oakesdale.  We had a great group and turned out some pretty amazing pieces.  Thanks, Elana, for the opportunity!

In Endicott we had our Gentlemen's Painting and 2 adult painting classes.  
Our numbers were lower than usual, but we still had a great time.  
Thanks to all of those who support this program.  

August Teen Programs

Blackout Poetry and Space Trivia were so fun last week.  Thanks Ms. Nichole for teaching us how to do black out poetry.  Our tween/teens turned out some pretty neat works of art.  Space Trivia with 2 teen boys and their moms was a hoot!  So much fun! 😍

Friday, August 2, 2019

Upcoming tween/teen programs

Library closed for annual maintenance

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close August 5-11 for annual maintenance. During the week long closure, special projects will be performed that are difficult to complete when the library is open.
This year, most of the major work is set for Colfax where carpets and windows are getting a good cleaning, an aging phone system gets an upgrade and preparations for a “garage sale” in The Center will take place.
The sale in The Center will run August 12-30 during regular library hours and will also coincide with Colfax’s community wide yard sales, set for August 16-18. For more information about Colfax’s city wide sale, contact Colfax Chamber at (509) 553-9173 or check the Garage Sale by Map ( online app.
During the library’s week long closure, due dates for library materials have been extended and no late fines will be charged. Book drops will remain open in all locations for customer convenience. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and e-books, Washington newspapers via NewsBank and other resources will still be available by visiting the library’s website at
Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Residents may call the library at (509) 397-4366 or toll-free at (877) 733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.