Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick-Or-Treat Yourself to a Good Read!

Celebrate by checking out a scary BOO-k from the Colfax Library! Scream-worthy titles available anytime (not just Oct. 31)

Check out our Little Free Library for more seasonal reads!
(located at North Cedar St. - between Highway 195 and Jennings Elementary School)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dying for a Good Read?

Scary BOO-ks available at Whitman County Library for the Halloween season! Check it out...if you dare!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Ozobot Trick or Treating!

Halloween Ozobot Fun & Games! Monday, Oct. 29, 12:30 - 2 p.m. for grades 5 and up in the TEK Center!

Costume Fun: Create a costume for your Ozobot and join the Ozobot parade of costumes. 

Games: Guide your bot through neighborhood to trick or treat, follow the spiderweb, and other games!

Register today space is limited! Call Nichole at 397-4366 to sign up today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship

In today’s media driven world, nutrition recommendations can get confusing.  Join Brenna VanDalsen, Clinical Dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Education Services at Whitman Hospital, for an informative presentation on Wednesday, October 24 at 12 p.m. in the Colfax Library’s meeting room that will answer nutrition questions and set the record straight in cancer prevention.  Learn how nutrition and physical activity can help you manage side effects of cancer treatment and also help you live the vibrant life you crave as a cancer survivor.

For more information, contact Brenna VanDalsen at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (509) 397-5743 or via email at

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What is Colfax's Favorite Book?

What's YOUR favorite book on PBS's Top 100 list? Vote & join in the community discussion! Voting closes at midnight on Oct. 18!

Librarian, Kathy Carr, voted for "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

Help choose America's #1 most-loved book! 

What is the Great American Read?
A PBS television series, competition, and nationwide campaign that explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s top 100 novels, ending with a nationwide vote to choose America's #1 most-loved book!

VOTE HERE! Enter your favorite title at the front desk to vote on Colfax Library’s choice for the GREAT AMERICAN READ.
VOTE ONLINE!  Visit to vote on America’s choice for the GREAT AMERICAN READ.

Help choose America's #1 most-loved book! Want your vote to be featured on the library's Facebook page? Have your photo taken with your #1 book by a librarian or send us one!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

So Much FUN for KIDS at the Colfax Library this Week!

Colfax Library has lots of fun, kid-friendly activities coming up!

STEM Build It Hour: Wind Up Cars! Wed. Oct. 17, 12:30-1:30 pm
Kids grades 1 & up, come to the TEK Center for STEM Build It Hour! You will construct a wind up car using plates, a cup, and a rubberband. Then it's off to the wind up car races! Test your car to see how fast and far it will go! (JES students ride bus #8 with parent permission)

Brainy Fun & Games Thurs. Oct. 18, 3:30 pm
How does your brain work? Join WSU's Neuroscience Club for brain facts, crafts, and interactive FUN for everyone! Grades 1 - 4, join us for Third Thursday on Oct. 18, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Colfax Library. (JES Kids may take bus 8 with a permission slip). 

Storytime - F is for Firefighter (Storytime offered Every Thursday Morning 10 -11:30 am

Come to the Coflax Library to meet a real firefighter! Everyone is welcome! Storytime is a FREE listening and pre-reading experience for children birth to age 5. Kiddos and parents/ caregivers enjoy engaging stories and imaginative activities that include songs, crafts, puppets, and more!

Baby Time (0-2) 10:10-10:30 AM, Toddler Time (2-3) 10:30-11:00 AMPreschool Time (4+) 11:00-11:30 AM
Play & Learn - Friday Mornings, 10-11:30 am  
Join WCL for family, friends, and neighbors playgroup each Friday from September through June. Parents/caregivers bring your children for free play and socialization.

Call Sheri Miller or Nichole Kopp at 397-4366 for details on these or other children's programs.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Congratulations to the August & September Supporters of the Month!

August 2018 Supporters of the Month

Carter Foods and Judy Carter, LaCrosse Market, have been Friends of the Library and generous Summer Reading supporters. LaCrosse Librarian, Tami Schwartz, appreciates how they work as a team to get the word out about library programs and services.

Local supporters across the Palouse greatly impact library services and facilities! Whitman County Library could not thrive without the community donations and volunteers. Whitman County Library and our community appreciate you!

September 2018 Supporters of the Month

The Steiger family and friends were honored for their continued support of The Bettie Steiger Community Enrichment Center. Accepting the award during a recent visit to The Center were Craig Steiger, Ann Steiger and Marni Harker.

Whitman County Library trustees, Friends and administrators sponsor the library supporter award to recognize individuals and groups who play a key role in forwarding the library’s activities, improving cultural offerings within our communities and supplementing a limited budget

 For a complete list of recognized supporters, click here!

For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509.397.4366 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Hour Yoga Benefiting Colfax Cheerleaders!

Unwind from the Busy Fall Season with "Happy Hour Yoga"

Happy Hour Yoga benefiting Colfax High Cheerleading comes to the Colfax Library on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.!

Instructor Suzy McNeilly, RYT200 certified will guide participants through Yin Yoga poses that release tight fascia, hamstrings, hips and backs while providing a much needed tonic of wine and sweets to further relax and soothe the soul. 

ALL ages are welcome for an hour of refreshing Yoga at 6 p.m. followed by an optional “Happy Hour” that includes snacks and beverages. All proceeds and donations benefit the Colfax Cheerleaders! Feel free to come to just yoga or happy hour or stay for both!

For more information, contact Suzy McNeilly, certified instructor at 397-4709 or Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366. All exercise classes are free for seniors! (age 65+)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

3D Printing Demo Today at 12 or at 5 p.m.!

A *NEW* 3D printer has just arrived at the Colfax Library

3D Demo TODAY, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 12 to 1 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m.

This class introduces participants to 3D printing services now available at the library! During the orientation, an overview will be given of 3D printing policy/pricing, design software, and how to submit a printing project. Come and see this fantastic tech at work!

Call James Morasch or Nichole Kopp at 397-4366 for more info. Both tech librarians will be on hand at the demonstration to answer questions!

Sponsored by The Innovia Foundation.

Friday, October 5, 2018

In case you missed it...WCL presents the 2018 Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners!

Whitman County Library had almost 1,000  Summer Reading finishers! Including over 500  children, nearly 100 teens, and close to 400 adults!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in summer reading this year by checking a book, attending a library event, or donating a prize!

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!
Amethyst Necklace from Sam Dial – Ellie Bodah (Colfax)
Amazon Fire Table from WSECUMichael Higginson (Colfax)

Live Escape Room from Puzzle IQ – Carla Wright (LaCrosse)
Autographed Books – Carol Heinlen and Donna Huntwork (Colfax) & Heidi Fleugal (Palouse)
Wine Basket from Friends of WCL – Marlene Michael (St. John)
Stainless Steel Bottle from Shirley Cornelius – Kaitlyn Gingras (St. John)
Free Golfing & Carts from Colfax Golf Club – Tara Chittenden (Tekoa)
Magnum of Wine from Merry Cellars – Nanette Neebe (Colfax)

Dinner & Drinks from the Hyde Out – Sue Klinke (Colfax)
JP Pies – Bridget Morgan (Colfax) & Maria Castello (Malden)
165 Degrees Brew gift certificate – Susan Ball (Colfax)
Fonks gift certificate - Diana Keller (Colton)

Friends of the Library, Mikki Tague & Wanda Alderman, drawing the grand prize winners
Colfax Teen Grand Prize Winners Joshua Appel & Abigail Huber! Congratulations!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Teens Pick out their Favorite Books!

The Colfax High School freshman class visited the library for a field trip this week! Each student picked out one or more books to read! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Library Celebrates 1st Thursday with Voter Registration, 3D Printing, Expanded Book Sale, and Mammography Presentation

The Colfax Library is offering voter registration, 3D printing demonstrations and expanded Book Sales as part Colfax’s 1st Thursday Celebration on Thursday, October 4th. First Thursday features the music of Sammy Eubanks and a beer garden starting at 5 p.m., free root beer floats from 3-7 p.m. at the Methodist Church and a fun run to benefit the town’s swimming pool!

Everything is happening of First Thursday, Oct. 4!

Register to Vote! The League of Women Voters will register voters and provide other assistance from 3-6 p.m. while Tech Librarians demo the library’s new 3D printer and share information about upcoming classes. Finally, Friends of the Library will provide expanded books sale merchandise inside and outside the library all day long.

3D Printing Demo! A new 3D printer has just arrived at the Colfax Library! 3D demonstrations from 3 to 6 p.m.! Chat with our tech librarians and see this fantastic tech at work!

Breast Cancer Awareness & Mammography. Every Woman Can, Paint the Town Pink, and Dr. Christian Reisenauer are hosting an informative presentation, answering questions, and erasing the myths about mammograms from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Colfax Library's Tech Center. We hope to raise awareness and funds to assist residents with breast health services provided locally.

Book Sale! Kids' books, adult books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks! Everything is 50 cents each, except VHS & youth books which are only are 25 cents or five for a dollar! SPECIAL: 10 Music CDs/ $1.00! (All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and library programs. Library book sale available 7 days a week)

For information on First Thursdays, contact the Colfax Chamber at 509-279-1220. For information on registering to vote, please call the Pullman League of Women Voters at 509-595-0333. For information on the mammography, contact Deb Pikes Barnes, President & CEO of Every Woman Can, at (509) 315-5940 or, visit Every Woman Can.