The mission of the Cathlamet Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, promote literacy, and improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County.
Unlimited possibilities @ your library:
National Library Week April 12-18
at Cathlamet Public Library
•“Adopt” a favorite book, magazine, or DVD, by writing why you liked it.
• Recommend titles for the library to purchase. We try to honor as many requests as we can, especially those that will appeal to a wide audience
• Sunday: Cathlamet Public Library Website Day. Check our website at http://www.cathlamet.lib.wa.us for special events, titles in our library catalog, e-books and audiobooks to download, and Wahkiakum County Heritage photos.
• Monday: Facebook Day. Go to Cathlamet Public Library’s website for a link to our Facebook Page to list 10 awesome books, and find book games to play.
• Tuesday: National Library Workers Day. Come in to sign a giant “Thank You” card for our faithful volunteers.
• Wednesday: Games Day. Bring a board game or card game, or invite some friends to play one of the library’s board games.
• Thursday: Celebrate Teen Literature Day, Young Adult Literature is a vibrant, growing genre (thoroughly enjoyed by many adults, too). See our new titles!
• Friday: Adult Writers for Young Adults and Children Day. Adult authors writing for younger readers, highlighted. Library Foundation Book Sale, 2-5pm.
• Saturday: Nonfiction Day. See informational books in the library, including: true crime, humor, poetry, art, history, biography, and more. Book Sale,10am-4pm.
“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.”
FOUNDATION BOOK SALE
April 17th 2-5pm,
April 18th 10am-4pm
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
new PRESCHOOL STORY and CRAFT TIME
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.
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