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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2024 SUMMER READING TIME IS HERE!

Every Wednesday June 26th -July 31st. 1:00-2:00 pm

At Erickson Park, 581 Columbia Street, Cathlamet Washington

Space is limited, signup at your library today!

 

 

Weekly Themes

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26TH-AND WERE OFF!   WEDNESDAY JULY 17TH -SOLVE THIS!

WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD-GO OUTSIDE!            WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH-STAY CLOSE!

WEDNESDAY JULY 10TH-DREAM IT UP!        WEDNESDAY JULY 31ST-GRAND FINALE!

 

 

 

 

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"Adventure Begins at Your Library"

Beanstack Summer Online Reading Challenge!

June 23-July 31, 2024

 

Join the online reading challenge that runs June 23-July 31, 2024. There are separate challenges for ages 0-5, 5-12 and 13 and up. Record your minutes reading articles or books to earn badges. Entry into one challenge only, challenges display by age level if you already have a Beanstack account.

Upon registration:

  • Early literacy challenge (ages 0-5), choose a prize from the Early Literacy prize box.
  • Children (ages 5-12) choose a free book at the library.
  • Teen/Adults (ages 13-up) choose a free book at the library.

Halfway through:

  • Children (ages 5-12) choose from the halfway through children's prize box.
  • Teen/Adults (ages 13-up) choose from the halfway through teen/adult prize box.

Challenge completion (earn all badges):

  • Early literacy challenge (ages 0-5) choose a prize from the Early Literacy prize box.
  • Children ages 5-12 can select from a variety of games and puzzles. Also, by attending 3 or more of the in person programs held at Erickson Park, Wednesdays from 1-2 pm, June 26-July 31, earn brag tags to get an extra prize from the children's prize box.
  • Teen/adults (ages 13 and up) earn online raffle tickets for each badge to apply to prizes upon completion of the challenge, such as local gift certificates, a hanging hammock, jewelry and more. Apply badges by August 2nd. Winners will be notified by phone.

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

Also, 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 for basic reading development (no prizes).

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 at the Library!

 Teen Book Club    

Is on hiatus for the summer, get outside and enjoy the sun when it returns!

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Book Group for Adults  - "On Break for Summer" Meets the third Thursday of every month in the former Community Center below the library. Next meeting September 19 at 3:30pm. Choice to be announced in August.

 

 

 

 

 

The sale shelf inside the library is well stocked and frequently replenished, please come visit the library and pickup some bargain books, video games, and/or DVDs during our regular library hours. 

Thank You!

Library Staff

 


 

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 is On Summer Break Please Get Outside and Explore Nature!

Storytime is typically held Wednesdays from 10:30am - 11:00am in the lower level of the Pioneer Community Center behind the library (former church). Thank You to the Pioneer Community Association for their ongoing support of our library community.

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 (Google Play for Android, App Store for Apple. You can browse or seach for magazines - even sign up to receive a notifcation when a new issue to a favorite magazine is available!
Choose your library on Libby, use your library card number as the login and the library account password you created when you got your library card. Unsure of password? Contact or visit the library to reset your library account password (we cannot look your password up). 

 

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 and provide an email address to get started.

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 Blanche Bradley Cathlamet Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting will be 

at The Cathlamet Library Community Hall (located downstairs from the library) on, Thursday, June 6, 2024 -12:45pm The public is welcome to attend.

Follow the link below to access the May 2024 meeting minutes.

/sites/cathlamet/files/uploads/Minutes/May%202024%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes_0.pdf

  
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