All 14 branches of Whitman County Library are closed Friday May 15 for the annual All Staff Training Day. According to Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick, “WCL traditionally closed one day in May, so that staff from our 14 locations can gather to learn new skills and plan for summer projects.” Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for these days. Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and eBooks, and other online resources including Consumer Reports are available by visiting the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about library closures and upcoming community programs, click on the Library Events calendar on the library website or check out our Facebook pages.
Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. 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.