New Photos Added to Asotin County Heritage Collection

Asotin County Library is excited to announce that it has expanded its collection of historical digital photos and documents to include early photos of Nez Perce tribal members and the city of Lewiston.  Among the photos are images taken by Edward S. Curtis, who devoted 30 years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to photographing and documenting 80 Native American tribes west of the Mississippi.  You can learn more about Edward and his life’s work here.

We encourage you to follow this webquest to discover some of the newest photos in our collection.  Clicking here will take you to the entire to Asotin County Heritage collection.

Prime Time Family Reading

Asotin County Library is offering a free 6-week Prime Time Family Reading series beginning Thursday, February 16 and ending on March 23.  Each weekly session is from 5:30pm to 7pm, with the free dinner beginning at 5:30pm. Your entire family is welcome for dinner.

Register below – it’s not too late to join!
What is Prime Time

Kids ages 6-10  Prime Time serves families with elementary-school-aged children who could benefit from participating in a reading program together with their families. During a series of six weekly sessions held on Thursday evenings at the library, families experience storytelling and discussion modeled by a skilled scholar-storyteller team of Jenni Light and Barb Reddekopp. Families learn how to discuss ethical and cultural themes and how to connect big ideas in children’s literature with their own life experiences. The program empowers families to read and discuss ideas together, improving literacy and critical thinking skills.

Kids Age 3-5 Preschool teachers Janis Wallis and Karen Parkman will provide a storytime and activity in another part of the library for children age 3-5 while the older kids and parents are involved in the book reading and discussion in our community room.


Teen Summer Bingo

MIddle school and high school students – Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer!  Get a bingo and earn a chance for the $25 gift card drawing, get a blackout for a chance at the $75 grand prize!

Print the bingo card below or pick one up in either library.  Call or email Mary if you have questions – or 509-758-5454.

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Summer Reading for Kids

Join in the summer fun!  Earn prizes and badges this summer by reading and completing challenge activities.  Learn about reptiles, backcountry cooking, great art masterworks, navigating by compass,  and birds at the Programs in the Parks.  

Sign up online or in the library.

Create a login here, and then finish the registration process.  You can use the online forms to track your reading and badges.
In the library
If you’d rather track your reading and badges on paper, come into the library (or call us) to register and pick up the reading log, badge challenge list and lanyard.