Thursday, April 2, 2020

For Accidental Homeschoolers...

Whitman County Library can link you to many FREE online learning, such as education.com, which facilitates at-home-learning for PreK through 5th grade, including Word Study, Math, Reading, & Writing!



Or Starfall, a wonderful reading site that preschoolers & elementary age children will love. Lots of interactive stories and phonics building activities.




Or Science Made Simplefor wild and wacky wonders!Science Made Simple offers loads of answers and east at-home experiments with clear scientific explanations.




Or Scholastic's Learn-At-Home offering day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing!



WCL offers tons of educational and fun sites for kids to learn at home, click here

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Library is Closed, but Books are Always Available


Download Books with Washington Anytime Library!

During our closure, take advantage of FREE ebooks and audiobooks 24/7 with Libby or OverDrive! Learn how with this instructional video or read more about Whitman County Library's downloadable books. Need additional assistance?

If you can't find your library card number or need assistance, just email info@whitco.lib.wa.us and we will answer your questions!


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Seniors Meals, Food Pantries, & Free Transportation in Whitman County

Council on Aging & Human Services in Whitman County

Senior Meals “To Go” in Palouse, Colfax, LaCrosse, Endicott, and Pullman are open as usual with all meals “to-go.” Please take extra meals for friends or family who need them. For more info and hours, click here

Food Pantries are Open regular dates and times. Pantries offer low-interaction distribution with pre-bagged items, ready for pickup. For countywide locations and hours, click here

COAST is still running with reduced operations at this time, offering essential transportation. Call to schedule a ride and they will do their best to accommodate, read more

To schedule a ride or for details on these services, call 509-397-4305. Food delivery options available!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Big Library Read - Digital Book Club

"Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic"
A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary



Big Library Read, Digital Book Club: March 23 – April 13

Visit Whitman County Library's digital collection with Libby or OverDrive to borrow the featured title "Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic" by Michael McCreary with no waitlists or holds! Available as an ebook and eaudiobook. Join the discussion!

Use #BigLibraryRead on social media for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet from OverDrive!

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Read more about this and past Big Library Reads: https://biglibraryread.com/

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Library no longer accepting requests for materials


Due to Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay at Home” order, Whitman County Library’s online catalog can no longer accept requests for materials. Library staff will mail the items that patrons have already requested through Wednesday, March 25.  After that time, all non-essential staff will stay at home in compliance with the Governor’s order.

Website services like downloadable eBooks and audio books will remain available, as will valuable electronic resources like Lynda.com, Mango Language Instruction, NewsBank Newspapers, Microsoft Coursework, and more. In addition, the library has gathered a variety of website resources to assist the community during this difficult time. See all of our electronic resources!

To access these resources or find the most current information , visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us where you’ll also find link to Whitman County Library’s Facebook, blog and newsletter.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thank You Fonk's for all You've Done for our Community

Whitman County Library is so thankful for the support Fonk's Coffeehouse has shown for library programs, events, and kid's technology...

To Amy and your crew, please know we are thinking of you






Last year, Washington State Librarian Cindy Aden visited WCL followed by lunch at Fonk's. Cindy LOVED it and so did we. Thanks to Amy and the crew, we miss you!



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Book Drops Close Across Whitman County

WCL Board of Trustees Meeting practicing social distancing
Whitman County Library is closing book drops countywide and asking residents to keep any materials they have checked out in their homes until the library re-opens. The decision was announced at last night’s public board meeting where trustees practiced safe social distancing and addressed concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak and public safety.

Top priority for the Board is protecting community members by keeping all 14 branch libraries closed until it is safe for them to reopen. The library serves patrons of all ages so elderly and high-risk patrons would be especially vulnerable in such a busy, public setting.

While library doors are closed, free Wi-Fi access surrounding the libraries remain available. Residents using this service should stay in their vehicles or practice social distancing if outside.

Our website services like eBooks, database subscriptions and requests for materials from the library’s catalog are still available. Library staff will mail requested items directly to patron’s homes so long as it remains safe for them to do so. Currently, all items are sanitized at check-in and staff are following safety precautions.

The library will continue to respond to state and federal requirements which are changing quickly. For the most current library services and information, visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us, Facebook, or call 877-733-3375.