Thursday, May 23, 2019

All branches of Whitman County Library are closed May 25 - 27 for Memorial Day, but with Libby our downloadable audio & ebooks are available 24/7


Downloading books from the library has never been easier! Whitman County Library cardholders can borrow bestselling titles and classic novels free of charge on their smartphone or tablet! Simply download the Libby or Overdrive App from your app store, find your library, enter your card number, and then start browsing your favorite titles and authors. Libby offers thousands of audio & ebooks at your fingertips! 
No late fees! eBooks return themselves
Bestsellers delivered right to your hands

Read anytime, anywhere

Improve your daily commute

Want to try eBooks? No device? No problem! Did you know you can checkout an eReader from the Library? All you need is your library card number to access thousands of audio and eBooks! WCL now offers our community 4 Dragon Touch tablets for three week checkouts!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Recommended Reads


Nichole & Rachelle (Colfax) - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Another favorite pick for Rachelle
Tia (Endicott) - Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Gina (Colfax) - The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather Armstrong

Holly (Colton & Uniontown) - The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Sam (Albion) - Harley Merlin Series by Bella Forrest

Hannah (Colfax) - Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

Another favorite pick for Hannah

Marcy (Rosalia) - Distortion by Terry Blackstock

James (Colfax) - The Fast Times of Albert Champion by Peter Joffre Nye

Rita (Farmington) - I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa De Los Santos

Sarah (Colfax) - Circe by Madeline Miller

Another favorite pick for Sarah
Shirley (Colfax) - All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 

Tami (LaCrosse) - Educated by Tara Westover

Bev (Palouse) - Where Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Patti (Colfax) - The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

Elana (Oakesdale) - Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Hillary (Colfax) - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Kathy B. (Colfax) - The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Another favorite pick for Kathy B.
Shelly (Tekoa) - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Kathy C. (Colfax) - Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Clancy (St. John) - Redemption by David Baldacci

Sarah (Garfield) - Be Fearless by Jean Case

Request a book from our online catalog today!

Monday, May 20, 2019

You are invited to Paint-A-Pot

You are invited to drop in and Paint-A-Pot on Wednesday, May 22 between 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Center at Colfax Library. All ages are welcome for a fun, free spring craft that combines gardening and art.

All paint, designs, stamps, weatherproof glaze, and stencils (for those who aren’t artistically inclined) will be provided courtesy of Friends of the Library, while seeds to plant from our seed library are available too! One pot will be provided, but you are welcome to bring some of your own pots as well.

As an added bonus, Colfax’s new business, A Modern Plantsman, will be open special hours on May 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. offering 15% off any plant and free re-potting into your new decorated pot. Located at 105 1/2 E Canyon St., just a short walk from the library.

The Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main St. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Sarah or Gina at 509-397-4366.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Trivia Night May 30!

The library is hosting Trivia Night at the Colfax Hyde Out on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Special Category: TV Theme Songs

Having FUN isn't hard when you have a LIBRARY card! 

Answer questions, identify music clips, compete with friends, and see what you know! WIN FREE STUFF! Bring your team of up to 8 people or join one on arrival. Extra points are awarded to team members who present their library card. For more information, contact Sarah Phelan at 397-4366 or!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sci-borgs are invading Colfax Library

Sciborgs visit the library on Thursday, May 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Grades 1 & up are invited for STEM FUN! Jennings Elementary School kids take bus 8 to the Colfax Library. Whitman County's high school robotics team is here to teach the kids all about robotics. You won't want to miss this event!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Virtual Reality, available at Colfax, LaCrosse & Garfield Libraries!

Virtual Reality available every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Colfax Library! Adults and teens 13+

Plus Virtual Reality comes to Lacrosse and Garfield Libraries this month too!
Travel to national parks, take a tour through the bloodstream, visit Mars, or see a T-Rex up close all without leaving the library! Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headset with 14 different 3D experiences makes its way to the Lacrosse and Garfield branches of Whitman County Library this month and is always available on Wednesdays in Colfax.
VR sessions at the Lacrosse Library Monday May 13 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Thursday May 16 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Lacrosse school.  Call 509-549-3770 to make a library appointment or 509-549-3591 to make a school appointment.
VR sessions at Garfield Library Wednesday May 29 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Thursday May 30 4:00-5:30 p.m., and Friday May 31 3:30-6:00 p.m.  Call the Garfield Library at 509-635-1490 to schedule an appointment.
All participants must be age 13 and up with a signed waiver to experience a 3D adventure.  For additional information visit  Virtual Reality programming made possible through Washington State Library “VR in Libraries” project.
Questions? Please contact Nichole Kopp or James Morasch at the Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366 or drop in, 102 S. Main St. in Colfax