Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lego Contest-July 12


LEGO Contest for Grades K-12

Submit one project no larger than 11”x11”x11” to the Colfax Library on July 12 using Legos incorporating the theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!” Projects are displayed until July 19 and must be picked up by 5 pm. Prizes awarded to grade categories in K-3, 4-6, 7-12 on creativity, originality and theme. Awards announced July 19 during the Summer Reading program at 4:00 pm.

Questions? Call Nichole or Sheri at 397-4366.

Bike Rodeo-July 5

Whitman County Library is teaming with the Colfax Police Department to host a Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their bikes to the Baptist Church parking lot where they will take part in a host of fun and important free activities.


Whitman County Library is teaming with the Colfax Police Department to host a Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their bikes to the Baptist Church parking lot where they will take part in a host of fun and important free activities.
During the rodeo, officers will lead children through an obstacle course and teach them proper biking rules and safety measures. All bikes and helmets will be inspected. If a child has outgrown their helmet, or they don’t have one, a new helmet will be provided courtesy of the Grandmother’s Club.
Besides the safety instruction and fun of the bike obstacle course, Whitman Hospital’s Child Passenger Safety Technician will be on hand to answer any questions adults may have about car seats and invite you to take advantage of a free car seat safety checks.
Please keep the children in your life safe by bringing them to Colfax’s Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. The location is at the Baptist Church parking lot at 200 North Mill Street or you can contact Sheri Miller at the Whitman County Library at 397-4366 or www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

WCL board of Directors visited Rosalia



THANK you to Marcy Campbell for the great tour of Rosalia Library and the amazing service you provide to the community. THANK you to WCL’s wonderful Board of Directors for your dedication and the time you donate on behalf of Whitman County citizens! THANK you to the Brass Rail for a wonderful meal after the June Board meeting.Rail.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Vegitarian Cooking options from WCL

Continuing our “summer of getting healthy” theme WCL recommends these cookbooks to help you cook healthier meals. This cookbook showcases vegetarian meals with bold Texas flavors! 

This cookbook features 150 amazing recipes that are light on calories and big on flavor!  Each recipe has a stunning photograph and includes detailed nutritional information. 

Everything tastes better with bacon especially when you are on a diet!  This cookbook will show you how to create the sultry and smoky flavor of bacon using plant based recipes.  I personally made a “baconish” grilled cheese sandwich and it was delicious! 

Matt Baker Comedy & Juggling Show


Free Family Comedy Stunt Program at the Colfax Library!
Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Everyone's Welcome!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Colfax Library.
For More information contact:
Sheri or Nichole at 509-397-4366

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Library Closure



All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Monday, June 27 to repair a failing computer server and complete related system upgrades. A number of regularly scheduled community programs including Colfax Fit and Fun and Bootcamp, Colton Summer Reading and LaCrosse Play and Learn will take place as scheduled.




During the repairs, access to the library's online catalog will not be available. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for this day.  Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to downloadable audio and eBooks, and databases for the online librarian, genealogy, foreign language instruction and other services remains available by visiting the library's website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 
For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the
Library Events calendar is also accessible from the library website at
www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Libraries affected by Mondays closure are: Colfax, Colton, Garfield, LaCrosse, Oakesdale, and St. John. Residents may call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.