Happy 75th Anniversary WCL 🎉😍

The Library Link Week of Monday, May 25
We provide a multitude of online services, Wi-Fi surrounding each library and materials mailed directly to your home. Unfortunately, buildings remain closed until phase three of the Governor’s statewide plan. In the meantime, stay in touch with us through this weekly newsletter which links you to valuable services and resources, helpful websites, and excellent books; through our websiteFacebook, Instagram, Twitter; by calling 509-397-4366 or emailing info@whitco.lib.wa.us.
Tekoa Library has a new phone number 509-284-5657
The library was in the same building as the post office in Riparia, WA, until the post office closed in 1963.
Riparia was a small town next to the Snake River in Whitman County.

 

History, Legend, and Progress

With 75 years now in the books, a rural library district quietly celebrates, by Anthony Kuipers, Daily News staff writer May 16, 2020 

 

"Shortly after the birth of the Whitman County Rural Library District in 1945, a library headquarters was established in a Colfax building that formerly housed a saloon.
 
According to current WCL Director Kristie Kirkpatrick, legend has it that drunken visitors would sometimes stumble in looking for a drink but leave with books instead..."

Read the full Moscow-Pullman Daily News article here 


Gladys Bowles, Whitman County Librarian, presents reading club certificates to children for participation
in the summer reading program called World Friendship Vacation Reading Club in 1947.
Give Audiobooks A Shot to Help Pass the Time
Library Column by Rachelle Marshall, WCL Assistant, Weekly Booklist columnist for Moscow Pullman Daily News

 
A while back my husband and I were traveling to California and as we started our trip, we started a new book, “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.

That began one of the best road trips of our marriage with a lot a laughing, a little crying and what turned out to be a great book.  


Which brings me to my point, my love of audiobooks. Most of us started our childhoods being read to and loving every second of it.


Now that we are grown, should that pleasure no longer be enjoyed?

If you don’t enjoy reading books or you like to read but have never tried an audiobook here are my reasons why you should give them a try: multitasking, happy commute, quick reading, narrator accents, tune out, chillax, and more!

Your library offers you many ways to score a great audiobook. You can download the “Libby app,” to access thousands of titles, visit the website for links to free eBook collections or request books on CD that can be mailed to you if you live in the Whitman County Library District. If you don’t know your library card number you can email us at info@whitco.lib.wa.us and we can email your library card number to you.  Stay healthy and happy listening. 

Thank You to Our Community for Providing Masks


Whitman County Library is accepting donations of handmade masks to be used by staff and patrons. Thank you to Dana Hogan and Gloria Lauhoff for sending dozens our way!
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