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




Readers ages 5-15, will explore all things imaginary (including fairytale and fantasy) this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during their reimagined summer library program. Sadly we will not be able to offer in-person storytimes and activities this year due to COVID-19. However the library is open for checkouts to a limited number of patrons. Parents are asked to attend their young child at all times while looking for library materials to check out. Older children may enter as individuals or in pairs.

Imagine Your Story program bags are available for pickup during the library’s open hours on the table at the front door, beginning July 1st. The bags contain: a reading log (to list titles or minutes read), book(s), an activity packet (with directions for theme-related crafts, mind puzzles, art projects, games, science/engineering experiments, etc.), a bookmark, contest information (entries due July 31st), a coloring poster, and more.

Links to related stories, videos, and do-at-home activities will be posted periodically on the library’s website. Readers are encouraged to post pics of their favorite books and completed program creations on the Cathlamet Public Library Facebook page. All program bags are free of charge.

For more information, call the library at 360-795-3254 or visit our website:



Cathlamet Public Library

has opened!

Curbside Service started at the library Wednesday, June 17th and will be continuing as we have reopened on a limited basis starting Wednesday, June 24th. 

Our initial reopening allows three individuals, couples, or parent/child pairs to be in the library to select materials for checkout within a 30 minute time period, or use public computers for essential business. We are asking patrons to wear face masks, and we will have diposable gloves and hand sanitizer available. These measures are to protect the health of vulnerable patrons and staff. Patrons will also be limited to 5 books and/or 5 DVDs per person up to a maximum of 20 items per family. These limits will change if we are able to keep up with handling the three day quarentine of returned materials.

For curbside (actually “front porch”) pickup, patrons will phone (360-795-3254) or email ( with a list of materials after selecting them from the online catalog at <>, or on the library website <>, and arrange a time between 2 and 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays to collect the bagged materials with their name from a table on the front porch.

The librarian is working on the Children's Summer Reading program with an "Imagine Your Story" theme, and hopes to be able to hand out program activity bags and reading logs soon on July 1st!

Remember, our wifi will continue to broadcast and be accessible from our parking lot 24/7, and materials may be returned to the book drop at the back of the building.

Thank you for your patience with our new procedures.

     Carol Blix, Librarian, on behalf of the Library Board and volunteers


See the next slide for links to free ebooks!






Links to free E-Books and E-Audiobooks:


Cathlamet Public Library is offering

temporary free library cards to access 

Washington Anytime Library downloadable

e-books and e-audiobooks!!

Click on the link to access free card signups:

Project Gutenberg, Open Library, Google ebookstore, Amazon Free Kindle Books and more:

Click on logos: - K-6 children's ebook database - K-6 math ebook database - gr 7-12 ebook database - all ages audio book database - a huge collection of Romance novels for the older crowd (some are steamy)!

Linkedin's Lynda Database is now available for all your free Education, Business and Technology class needs!

Click the link below to sign in with your library card and PIN (password):



     Click images below to access Newsbank Resources

     with your 14-digit library card number.

Chinook Observer

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Chinook Observer.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.   


Longview Daily News

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Longview Daily News.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.  

Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content.

Washington State News

Explore and research people, events and issues across Washington State.  This resource contains news sources from across the state including: the Bellingham Herald, Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun, News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and more.

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with the Seattle Times Collection.!Seattle%2BTimes%2BCollection

Coverage from 1985 through today with full-color newspaper pages, individual articles, and content only published online.


How to use Access World News:

How to Use Suggested Topics:


Have you been counted yet?  Almost one-half of the households in Wahkiakum County have not answered the census.  Don't be part of that group -- answer the census now.  You can go online at or call toll-free to 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.468.2020 (Spanish).  Don't have access to the internet?  Come to the library and use one of our computers.  Remember, if you don't answer the census now, someone will come to your home later this summer to collect that information.  Do the right thing for Wahkiakum County and answer the census now.

For census info click link above!


United States Census Bureau






COVID-19 Resources

Link to Wahkiakum County's COVID-19 page:

Learning and Entertainment Resources

Free online resources from the Washington State Library for COVID-19, and learning and entertainment resources for home schoolers, workers-at-home, and career builders, and for librarians and K-20 educators:

Link to Washington State Library's COVID-19 resources:


Need help applying for unemployment in

Washington State?


Click the link below for information you need to have

ready to apply:


The filing date for 2019 Income Taxes to be due has been extended by the IRS to Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Cathlamet Public Library Has 2019 Tax Forms!

Librarian Carol Blix reports that the Cathlamet Public Library now has 2019 tax forms and instruction booklets available for the public. 1040 and 1040-SR forms and instruction booklets can be obtained during the library's open hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 2-5pm. For further information call 360-795-3254 during those hours, or leave us a message.

The next Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th, at 12:45pm in the library. The public is welcome to bring facemasks and attend.

The proposed agenda is at the link below:


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