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

 

New Reading Challenges at the Library!

 
Cathlamet Public Library has just finished  our "New Horizons" reading challenge, and winners of the adult challenge prizes will be notified soon!
'Growing Readers" is the theme of the new Spring challenge from April 1- June 18, 2022,  for Children, Teens and Adults. The "1,000 books before Kindergarten" challenge is still ongoing. Children, teens and adults can earn  books from the library's prize shelves or sale book shelves by logging book titles as they are read.
 

Register for the challenges by going to cathlamet.beanstack.org and choosing Cathlamet Public Library under find a site, or call 360-795-3254, or visit the library Tuesdays through Saturdays 2-5pm for further information. Love your library and love to get prizes for reading!

Cathlamet Public Library is open to public entry!

Curbside checkout is also available.

Cathlamet Public library is open to unlimited public entry (after reopening, May 4th, 2021, to limited public entry).

  •  Wearing a face mask is optional. Please use hand sanitizer, wear gloves, or wash with soap and water while inside the library. (all available inside)
  • Please practice 6 ft social distancing.
  • Do not enter if you feel ill.
  • Curbside service is available for those who prefer it.

 Materials for return can be brought into the library during open hours, or placed in the book drop at the back of the library after hours. Patrons can select materials on the shelves and check out in person, of if they would prefer they may also select materials for checkout on the library catalog on our website <www.cathlamet.lib.wa.us> and place them on hold, from their account's shopping cart or email a list of desired items to carol@townofcathlamet.com, 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 the library (including curbside pick-up  hours) 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.

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

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Log in to Northstar Digital Literacy for assessments and classes to check on or improve your use of technology in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

Click the link below to go to the login page:

http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/launch-from/11650-RTHZ-cowwahcbos

Digital Magazines Now Available

along with Downloadable E-Books and E-Audiobooks!

Washington Anytime Library, our library consortium that gives us access to Overdrive/Libby, is now offering a great selection of digital magazines including The New Yorker, Cook's Illustrated, National Geographic, and more!
Check them out in your web brower at anytime.overdrive.com or in the Libby app. You can browse or seach for magazines - even sign up to receive a notifcation when a new issue to a favorite magazine is available!

 

Mobile Hotspots and Discover Passes and Laptops for checkout 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.

Laptops are also available for patrons to check out.

These laptops were purchased with a grant from the Washington State library to provide patron access to the internet from a computer laptop with MS Office Suite, away from library facilities, and to help close the digital divide.

They laptops will 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. Patrons may then save computer files to their email address, a flash drive or other memory device.

A laptop borrower must be at least 18 years of age, with a Cathlamet Public Library account in good standing. They must agree to assume liability for the cost, repair, or replacement of the laptop if lost or damaged, and return the device and all accessories in the travel case provided either to the library or to town hall front desks during open hours.


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: carol@townofcathlamet.com.

 

 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 Lynda.com 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:  https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/cathlametlibrary.

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

 

 

 

 

WEAR A MASK,

 

STAY SAFE!

 

COVID-19 Resources

Link to Wahkiakum County's COVID-19 page:

http://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/478/COVID-19-Information

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:

https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/livingwell/covid19.aspx

Links to free E-Books and E-Audiobooks:

 

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

https://www.tckpublishing.com/websites-download-free-ebooks/



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

 

Need help applying for unemployment in

Washington State?

 

Click the link below for information you need to have

ready to apply:

https://esdorchardstorage.blob.core.windows.net/esdwa/Default/ESDWAGOV/Unemployment/COVID-19_Applications_CheckList.pdf

 

     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.

https://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/CathlametPublicLibrary/CKOB   

 

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.

https://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/CathlametPublicLibrary/DNWA  

Access World News   https://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/CathlametPublicLibrary/AWNB

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

https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/user/librarycard/CathlametPublicLibrary?destination=browse-multi%3Fp%3DAWNB%26t%3Dstate%253AWA%2521USA%2520-%2520Washington

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.

  https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/user/librarycard/CathlametPublicLibrary?destination=browse-multi%3Fp%3DAWNB%26t%3Dfavorite%253ASTBSSTWE!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:

https://www.newsbank.com/videos/learning-center/how-conduct-basic-search-new-interface


How to Use Suggested Topics:
https://www.newsbank.com/videos/learning-center/how-use-suggested-topics-new-interface

 

The next Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th, at 12:45pm in the library. The public is welcome attend wearing face masks with social distancing.

The proposed agenda is at the link below:

/sites/cathlamet/files/uploads/PropBoardMtgAgenda%205-5-22.doc

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