book-stackThe mission of the Cathlamet Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning,
promote literacy, and improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County.
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The Library has 1040 and 1040SR tax forms and booklets.
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The Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation will hold a Book Sale on
Friday, April 12 from 2-5 and Saturday, April 13 from 12-5 behind the Cathlamet Public Library at
115 Columbia Street in Cathlamet.

Hardback books $1.00
Paperbacks 50 cents
Children's Books 25 or 10 cents
DVDs $1.00

All proceeds from the sale will go towards materials and program support for the library. 
For information, please call the library at 360-795-3254


 

 

 New Reading Challenge April - May!

 

 
 

Spring Reading Challenge for 2024!

Spring into reading with the new 
Beanstack online reading challenge that runs April 1st - May 31, 2024. The challenge is for ages 6-109. Record your minutes reading articles or books to earn badges. Earn prizes such as magnetic bookmarks and ice cream cone vouchers along the way and upon completion of the challenge, choose a free book. Those who complete the challenge will be notified the first week of June and can pick up their book at the library.

Register for the challenge online or log into your existing Beanstack account at cathlamet.beanstack.org, in the Beanstack app (Apple or Android).

Parents can participate with their children in the Cathlamet 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Fairy Tale Theme Beanstack challenge - register on Beanstack. This is an ongoing challenge.

In person registration is also available at the library. Call for information during library hours,
2-5pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 360-795-3254.  
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New Book Clubs Starting in March!  

 Teen Book Club    April 4th, 2024 at 3:30pm in the former Community Center below the library.   Generally meets the first and second Thursday of every month. May meet an extra Thursday if needed. 

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 Book Group for Adults   Meets the third Thursday of every month in the former Community Center   below the library. Next meeting April 18 at 3:30pm. 

 

 

Mobile Hotspots and Discover Passes and Laptops for checkout are here!

                       

 

Cathlamet Public Library now has Mobile Hotspots that established patrons in good standing can check out to:

  • Allow patrons to complete tasks that require internet access such as completion of school assignments; looking for and applying for jobs, assistance, and housing; connecting with others via videoconferencing; accessing consumer health information or attending a telemedicine appointment; downloading e-books and e-audiobooks, and other generic uses of the internet.
  • Allow patrons to test cellular data availability before selecting a cellular broadband service.

Circulation rules. Hotspot borrowers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, with a Cathlamet Public Library account in good standing.
  • Checkout no more than one hotspot per household at a time. Three week checkout time and one renewal allowed if item is not on hold.
  • Abide by the library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Assume any and all liability for the cost, repair, or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence, misuse or failure to return.
  • Return the device and all accessories in the travel case provided. Hotspots may be returned to the library during open hours or placed in the library’s book drop.
  • Waiver form is required to be signed and on file.

Laptops are also available for patrons to check out.

These laptops were purchased with a grant from the Washington State library to provide patron access to the internet from a computer laptop with MS Office Suite, away from library facilities, and to help close the digital divide.

They laptops will allow patrons to complete tasks that require internet access such as completion of school assignments; looking for and applying for jobs, assistance, and housing; connecting with others via videoconferencing; accessing consumer health information or attending a telemedicine appointment; downloading e-books and e-audiobooks, and other generic uses of the internet. Patrons may then save computer files to their email address, a flash drive or other memory device.

A laptop borrower must be at least 18 years of age, with a Cathlamet Public Library account in good standing. They must agree to assume liability for the cost, repair, or replacement of the laptop if lost or damaged, and return the device and all accessories in the travel case provided either to the library or to town hall front desks during open hours. Waiver form is required to be signed and on file.


Cathlamet Public Library has Discover Passes for checkout.
 
Check Out Washington makes a limited edition Discover Pass available through participating libraries. Cathlamet Public Library now has two Discover passes available for patrons to checkout and use for free admission to visit millions of acres of state recreation lands in Washington, including:
  • More than 100 developed state parks
  • More than 350 primitive recreation sites, including campgrounds and picnic areas
  • Nearly 700 water-access points 
  • Nearly 2,000 miles of designated water and land recreation trails
  • More than 80 natural areas
  • More than 30 wildlife areas
"The Check Out Washington Pass may be used for motor vehicle access to lands managed by: Washington State Parks, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife; any area that requires a Discover Pass.", says librarian, Carol Blix.
 

Contact the library for availability by calling 360-795-3254, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2-5pm, or by email at: library@townofcathlamet.com.

 

 

Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. Storytime is held Wednesdays from 10:30am - 11:30am in the lower level of the Pioneer Community Center next to the library (former church). 

Children and their parents are welcome to join us in the children's picturebook area for Children's Storytime to have the librarian or a library volunteer share one or more picturebooks.

Digital Magazines Now Available

along with Downloadable E-Books and E-Audiobooks!

Washington Anytime Library, our library consortium that gives us access to Overdrive/Libby, is now offering a great selection of digital magazines including The New Yorker, Cook's Illustrated, National Geographic, and more!
Check them out in your web brower at anytime.overdrive.com or in the Libby app. You can browse or seach for magazines - even sign up to receive a notifcation when a new issue to a favorite magazine is available!

 

Log in to Northstar Digital Literacy for assessments and classes to check on or improve your use of technology in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

Click the link below to go to the login page:

https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/locations/cowwah/register-as-learner?next=/locations/cowwah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Online Classes now Available 

Cathlamet Public Library patrons now have access to LinkedIn Learning for Library. This program provides public library patrons with unlimited, cost-effective access to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills from Lynda.com plus courses offered in seven languages—onsite or offsite.

Users of any skill level can choose bite-size tutorials, or comprehensive courses, on hundreds of topics, including: Leadership, Project Management, Excel, Sales, Job Hunting, Digital Marketing, Python, Photography, Videography, 3D and Animation, CAD, and much more.

With this application library patrons can: keep up to date with technology; build career-boosting business know-how; explore hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing; gain multimedia, design, web development, and social media skills, and get immediate, just-in-time answers to questions.

 LinkedIn Learning for Library features access to all courses with: expert instructors; searchable course transcripts for immediate answers; downloadable exercise files that reinforce retention; new courses added weekly; privacy and security—TRUSTe compliant; and certificates of completion.

Start learning relevant, professional skills today by logging in with your library card number and password at:  https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/cathlametlibrary.

For more information or to set up a library card and password please contact the library by email at library@townofcathlamet.com or phone 360-795-3254. Library hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2-5pm.

 

 

 

The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 12:45pm. The public is welcome to attend with social distancing. 

The proposed agenda is at the link below:

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NOTE: The Library Board will hold a special meeting Thursday, March 21st at 10am, Friday March 22nd at 11am and 2pm Monday, March 25 for the purpose of reviewing information and interviewing for the position of Town Librarian. If a final decision is made, the decision will be announced at a public meeting at 3pm on March 25th.

Proposed Agenda

1.Call to order by Robin Westphall, chair.

2.  Review candidate information and interviews for position of Librarian.

3.  Executive session (if needed).

4.  Choose final candidate to offer position of Librarian.

  1. Next meeting date – Thursday, April 4, at the library 12:45pm.

 

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