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

Cathlamet Public Library is offering

Curbside checkout only at this time,

but planning to reopen to limited entry in May!

Due to COVID concerns and the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers, Cathlamet Public Library is currently offering only curbside service. Our volunteers are working on getting vaccinated so the library will be able to reopen. Materials for return can be placed in the book drop at the back of the library. Patrons can select materials for checkout on the library catalog on our website <> and place them on hold, from their account's shopping cart or email a list of desired items to, or phone us at 360-795-3254. We will be happy to contact the patron to schedule a pick-up time, and have their checked-out materials ready in a bag on the curbside table at the front door. Hours for curbside pick-ups are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5pm.

Remember, our wifi will continue to broadcast and be accessible from our parking lot 24/7. The password and network name are posted on the front door.

Patrons who have phones, laptops or tablets able to access our wifi printer app may come to the door during open hours for a password to send their documents to our printer. B/W copies are  $0.10/page, or $0.25 for color. 

We are able to accept debit and credit card information over the phone for library card renewal, or other fees.

Thank you for your understanding.

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








 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 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:

For more information or to set up a library card and password please contact Librarian Carol Blix by email at or phone 360-795-3254. Library hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 3-5pm.




STEAM Kit Grab and Go Bags for Children Ages 3-8!

Cathlamet Public Library now has free 'Grab and Go' STEAM kits available to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) thanks to the Washington State Library. These kits provide adult family members with the resources to assist with activities for ages 3 through 8 and support STEAM literacy.

These Grab and Go STEAM kits contain the following:
    •   Everything needed for a simple craft each week.
    •   A literacy sheet with fun facts/songs/finger plays. 
    •   An evaluation link for the family to fill out online.

Individual grab and go STEAM kit for will be available for the first 20 participants who knock on the library door and sign up with their name and phone number, during our open (curbside) hours, with different themes for ten weeks.

Themes include:

    • Rainbows
    • Circus
    • Penguins
    • Space
    • Sports
    • Under the Sea
    • Mittens
    • Fish
    • Robots
    • Dinosaurs

 Library open (curbside) hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays from 2-5pm.


Mobile Hotspots and Discover Passes 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.
  • 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.

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:


Cathlamet Public Library Now Has Tax Forms and Instruction Books!

Booklets containing 1040 and 1040-SR tax forms, Schedules 1 through 3, and Schedule LEP (request for change in language preference) for 2020 have been delivered to the Cathlamet Public Library. Detailed instruction booklets for the forms have arrived! The library is currently providing curbside service only and closed to public entry, but patrons may knock on the front door to request tax forms during scheduled open hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5pm. For further questions phone 360-795-3254, or email


Links to free E-Books and E-Audiobooks:


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

Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are free with a valid Cathlamet Public Library borrower's card and password!






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:


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The next Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, is scheduled for Thursday, April 1st, at 1 pm on Zoom. The public is welcome attend by clicking on the link to the Zoom invitation below:


The proposed agenda is at the link below:


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through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.