The mission of the Cathlamet Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, promote literacy, and improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County.
Library Board meeting coming up Thursday, March 5th at 12:45pm in the library. The public is welcome to attend.
What event will be happening Thursday, March 5?
Who’s BIRTHDAY to celebrate when you arrive?
At 4:00pm sharp, there’s a party, (with juice)
For the children’s book author we love: Dr. Seuss!
Why we can have fun reading great books that rhyme,
Then make crafts, and enjoy a fantabulous time!
It starts in our library on the top floor –-
Then continues downstairs where we’re certain there’s more
Than one fun activity you’ll get to do,
-- perhaps even two, or more fun things for you!
So join our public library’s
and Community Center’s
Kids of all ages may come
With your parents, or
brothers, or sisters,
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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