Cybersecurity & Internet Basics Workshops

Asotin County Library is among 215 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) this year to conduct digital literacy workshops using new resources.

Asotin County Library’s workshop efforts will focus training and resources to help individuals access online information easily and safely.

Digital Navigators from the Library will help individuals utilize these resources in upcoming workshops that will be conducted in-person at various locations in Asotin County.

Workshops currently scheduled:

Cybersecurity Basics
1:00pm on Wednesday, September 13 at Veterans Outreach Center, 829 15th St, Clarkston
10:00am on Thursday, September 14 at Valley Community & Senior Center, 549 5th St, Clarkston
5:30pm on Monday, September 18 at Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore St, Clarkston

Internet Basics
1:00pm on Wednesday, October 11 at Veterans Outreach Center, 829 15th St, Clarkston
10:00am on Thursday, October 12 at Valley Community & Senior Center, 549 5th St, Clarkston
5:30pm on Monday, October 16 at Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore St, Clarkston

Coffee & donuts will be served at each workshop. Participants will earn a certificate of completion and be entered in a drawing for BOSE wireless headphones!

Registration is not required. Please contact Erin Kolb at 509-758-5454 or with questions.

Fine Print
Participants from any ACL, PLA & AT&T workshop can be entered in the BOSE headphones drawing. One entry per person. Drawing will be held December 14. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at Asotin County Library.

Wine & Wisdom at Basalt Cellars

Wine & Wisdom, a long-standing library program in partnership with Humanities Washington and Basalt Cellars, returns in August

Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston

Registration is not required for in-person events.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian at 509-758-5454 or email


Help Us Improve Our Website

Please help us understand how you use the library’s website and how you would like it to function in the future.

This survey will be used in developing the new website design and structure. Results will only be viewed by the website project manager and the library project team.


Project made possible with generous donations to the Friends of Asotin County Library on Library Giving Day.


Virtual Talks From Bestselling Authors

Asotin County Library Speakers Consortium

How It Works:

  • Register for an event that interests you.
  • Check your email for the event link.
  • Event time! Join event with your link.
  • Sit back and enjoy a hosted conversation!

Your video and mic are not enabled, but you can type questions for the host to ask the presenter.

Events are recorded, so if you cannot attend the live event you can watch it at your convenience.

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers

Please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian, with any questions at or 509-758-5454.


Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

Free Google Courses

Google Courses – Docs, Sheets and Slides
Anna Aldous, instructor
Dates Vary; Time 6:00 – 8:00pm at Downtown Library | Community Room

Interested in learning how to use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides? These fun and FREE programs will take your technology skills to a whole new level.

Basic computer skills helpful and laptops can be provided (up to 10 available). You must have a Gmail account to participate. If you need help creating an account, please visit with library staff.

Google Slides REGISTER
April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Slides to create online slideshows.

Google Sheets
March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Sheets to create and edit online spreadsheets.

Google Docs 
February 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Docs to create, and collaborate on online documents.

Contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian with any questions at 509-758-5454 or

Library Board Position Opening


Applicants must reside within the Clarkston city limits. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 10th. Job applications and job descriptions are also available at the downtown library service desk.

The Board of Trustees determines the basic policies for the Library’s operation and selects the Director to whom the Board delegates the authority and responsibility for the administration of the
Library. The Board, with the assistance of the Director, develops the Library’s annual budget,
apportions the funds collected by the county, and authorizes and oversees all major

The members of the Board are appointed by the Asotin County Commissioners for a five-year
term. According to Washington State law, two terms are the maximum allowed. The Board is
responsible for carrying out duties assigned by state law and local ordinances. The Library
Director reports to the Board and is accountable for the proper fulfillment of assigned

Trustees should be interested in the Library and be a current user. He/she should recognize
the Library as a center of community culture, education, and recreation. He/she should be able
to work well with others and be cooperative with all who work for the benefit of the Library.

– Meet once a month. Currently, meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at
3:30 pm. This is subject to change.
– Elect officers and establish various committees.
– Evaluate and examine the Library’s monthly financial report.
– Determine the goals and objectives of the Library and methods of evaluating progress towards
them on an annual basis.
– Authorize the Director to take specific action as required and to conduct special studies and
report the findings to the Board.
– Continually appraise the effectiveness of the Director and perform an annual evaluation of the
– Be aware of local, state, and federal library laws.
– Continually promote the Library in the community and explain policies and services whenever
called upon by public officials and private citizens

Board of Trustees Meeting and Agenda 12-15-22

Asotin County Library
Board of Trustees

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00pm  Zoom

Meeting ID: 816 8856 8228
Passcode: 758594

Call meeting to order:

Additions/Corrections to the agenda:

Acceptance of minutes:
– October meeting minutes

Financial report:
– November financials

Old business:

New business:
– Credit Card Policy
– Approval of Vouchers/Payroll


Public/Staff Comment:


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

New Year! New & Improved Skills!

Mondays and Wednesdays | January 9 – February 8 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Community Room at Downtown Branch 

Whether you are brand-new to spreadsheet programs or want to learn specific skills, this FREE five week class has what you need. Learn how to create spreadsheets, work with functions and formulas, create a budget, and more.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for this class. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Excel 2016 installed.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel is taught by certified instructor Anna Aldous. Debbie took Anna’s Word class at the Library in 2022 and shared “… learning through experimenting. I learned something new at every class and was excited to branch out without fear of screwing up the computer. Anna’s a great teacher.”

Registration is now closed and class is full. 


Virtual Talks From Bestselling Authors

Asotin County Library now offers a diverse mix of virtual programs from bestselling authors and thought leaders.

Expect 2 – 3 interactive programs each month with an opportunity for Q & A with the author.

The selected books and authors cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.

Learn more and register for these great events at

Geraldine Brooks – Tuesday, December 6 at 4:00pm; register for online access. 
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Fredrick Backman –  Saturday, December 10 at 11:00am; register for online access
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Dr. Nicole Eustace – Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00am; register for online access. 

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Please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian, with any questions at or 509-758-5454.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

Jump Into the Foundation’s Online Silent Auction

The online auction has closed. 

Gift Cards | Jet Boat Trip | Wine Baskets | LCSC & WSU Baskets
Baby Gifts | Spa Baskets | Family Night Baskets | Gardening Items

The Asotin County Library Foundation is having an online silent auction October 13 – 23.

Proceeds from this auction will support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project, supplies for the 3D printers and Glowforge, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) projects.

You’ve helped us remodel and update the Downtown library.
We also were able to bring a reader board to the Heights library.
Help us continue to provide cutting edge projects for our community!

For more information contact Kay Andersen, ACLF President or 509-552-1180.

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