DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS!   Get your Log in and Password in the library.                      

Follow this link for Overdrive Downloadable e-books:      Follow this link for junior fiction, jr nonfiction, and                                     picturebooks: kid's e-reading room


book-stackThe mission of the Cathlamet Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, promote literacy, and improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County.

There will be a Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, Thursday, September 1, at 12:45 pm.

The public is invited to attend.

Preschool Story Time now every Tuesday at 3:30pm.


A few kids came and enjoyed ROOMINATE at the Library April 8-22. We will try to get it again later this year, or next year.

Build houses, rooms, furniture, vehicles, and power them with an iPad.

Autumn and Lucia are using the iPad to control the speed of the electric motor spinning the rabbit sitting on the platform, without it flying off.

Preschool Story Time now every Tuesday at 3:30pm.


FRIDAY FREE MOVIES at the Community Center!!!

The following movies will be shown starting at 7:00pm Fridays:

Date                 Film Title           Audience                  Genre      

Friday June 3

The Good Dinosaur



Friday June 10

Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom


Historical / Drama





Friday June 17

Gasland II

Youth / Adult PG


Friday June 24

Rear Window



Place:  Community Center, 101 Main Street, Cathlamet
Time:  All films start at 7PM Fridays.
** Children 0-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Order pizza ahead of time from Sharon’s (795-3311) for free delivery @ the movie. All deliveries will be approximately 6:45pm.



TAX forms and booklets are here!

The library now has 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ tax forms and instruction booklets available for people to take.

Occurs every month on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM effective 3/1/2016 until 5/3/2016.
Location: Library and The Community Center


calendar has been extended

at Cathlamet Pubic Library!

Can you make a banana piano?

A game console out of Play-doh?

Needed: Young or Young at heart Inventors

When: January 12th-Feb. 13th

Bring: Moist or metallic objects (think: fruit, vegetables, coins, aluminum foil, copper wire, and EVEN YOUR FRIENDS!)

Anything that can complete a circut to create your own interactive keyboards causing a Chromebook to make music or play video games.


Teen Movie Makers!

You can get involved in the national video competition: 2016 Teen Video Challenge to create a 30 to 90 second video with your unique interpretation of the 2016 teen slogan Get in the Game - READ

This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience. The winning video will be named one of the CSLP 2016 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

$150 will be awarded to the creator of Washington’s winning video.

For more information (and to see last year's winners) follow the links below:


The 2015 CHILDREN'S SUMMER Reading Program:

Every Hero Has a Story is finished!

If you read for the program, but didn't turn in a list of the books you finished, please contact Librarian Carol Blix, at 795-3254.

Here are the Cool Challenge LEGO Winners!

(Everyone who successfully made one or more Lego creations.)

Ember Urias and her "kitchen".

That's some tractor!

Ayla Adams was shy when it came time to take a picture of her "sno-cone machine.

Will Adams created his version of a "sno-cone machine".

Annelise Vik's ice cream machine.

Peter Vik made four items from his 35 pieces:

a fire extinguisher holder, airplane, drag racer, and cow head" !

Russell Morrison's neat tow truck!

Iaian Haney made a "futuristic tank" first,

and then a "space station".

Arwynn Haney made a "hardware store" of nine items!

Sebastian Britt's "tractor" and "light stand".

Aiden Scott made a "robot and a water cannon ".

Wyatt Bruntmyer first made a "space shark",

then a "raccoon-duck".

Dalton Bruntmyer shows  off his "alien named, Tim".

Library sponsored STEM Event!

We celebratedNational Library Week, April 12-18, 2015

“The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Carol Blix, town librarian. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.”

March 5th

We had fun reading great books that rhymed,

  Then made crafts, for a fabulous time!


Cathlamet Public Library patrons enjoyed the poetry reading by the Washington State Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Austen!



The Cathlamet Public Library and Cathlamet Community Center’s


Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Librarian Carol Blix, has announced that the Cathlamet Public Library is shifting their Preschool Story Time to 4:00pm Thursdays, and in conjunction with the Cathlamet Community Center, providing a story-related craft downstairs immediately following the story.

“Ginger Hake, of the Community Center, offered the use of that space for a story time craft, which is larger and more flexible than the library’s children’s area.” she explained.

Parents need to accompany their children, toddler to kindergarten-aged, to the Community Center to help them with the crafts, or to send a responsible family member to assist with projects that may involve cutting and gluing.

“It is so important for children to hear variety in the vocabulary of spoken language to promote learning. Pictures also provide that great link for them to connect new words with their meanings.”

 “Story time also familiarizes kids with notable children’s authors and illustrators, and increases a child’s listening skills, while craft time helps them to develop fine motor skills and explore creativity.”

  Preschooler’s parents are urged to bring their youngsters to story and craft time regularly to foster a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.

 IT Academy Computer Training

Local residents needing to learn new information technology skills for their current job, a new career or just wanting to add some skills for personal enrichment can do so through Cathlamet Public Library thanks to a partnership between the Washington State Library and Microsoft.

Microsoft’s IT Academy program offers free training to participating Washington residents to help prepare them for jobs and careers in a global economy that is becoming more tech-dependent.

Cathlamet Public Library patrons will be able to access 250 courses offered on three basic levels: digital literacy, for those who need basic skills such as using a mouse or sending emails; e-learning courses that support Microsoft Office suites; and courses leading to professional technology certifications. Certification is available but at cost to the participant.

Many Washington public libraries launched IT Academy in October of 2013, but the Cathlamet library postponed starting IT Academy until the remodel was finished and new computers and fiber optic Internet were available.

Librarian Carol Blix invites patrons to come and sign up for IT Academy, which can also be accessed on home computers that have the necessary software installed./sites/

Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.