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Find your next favorite book through Select Reads!  Select the categories you enjoy and each month you’ll get a newsletter showcasing new books in the Valnet system.  Choose from over 30 categories including: fiction, nonfiction, mystery & thriller, romance, audiobooks, teen, children, and many more.  Sign up for your favorite categories today!

Learn more about how to get the most out of SelectReads by going to the Asotin County Library Academy.

Heights Library now open M-W-F from noon to 5pm. Downtown Library is open 11am-5:30pm Monday through Friday. Curbside service is offered at the Downtown Library only.

Welcome back to the Downtown Library and the Heights Library!  Both location are open for Grab-n-Go browsing and limited computer use.  Facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed.  At the Downtown Library, laptops are available for parking lot use during the library’s open hours. Patrons may also check out mobile hotspots for access to high-speed internet.

All book drops are open, including those inside the libraries.  Quarantining of books is no longer required by the state.

To request items for pick up at the Downtown Library, please do one of the following:

  • Log in to your account at www.valnet.org and place your holds or
  • Email a list to yourlibrary@aclib.org or
  • Call (509) 758-5454

If emailing or calling to request items, please do so at least 4 hours before you would like to pick them up.

Call when you’re on your way or have arrived in the parking lot so staff can get your items ready for you.

Items will be left in paper bags on a table outside of the library – bags will be labeled with first 3 letters of last name and first 3 letters of first name.  In order to maintain social distancing, please wait in your car until there is no one in the pickup area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Live Explore & Learn for Grades K to 6

Join us on Facebook Live for a science or craft activity every Wednesday at 4pm.

Pick up your Activity Kit so you can do the project along with Mary.  The kits are out in front of the library each week from 10am until 6pm Monday through Friday or until we run out.  The funding for the kits comes through the CARES Act, administered through the Washington State Library.

You’ll find us at https://www.facebook.com/asotincountylibrary/   If you can’t watch at that time, you can watch the recorded version later.

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you. Self paced tutorials include courses on software and computer skills, web design, computer programming, video editing, project coordinating, business management, job and career paths, marketing, and so much more!

Please note that you need to be a resident of Washington to gain access to LinkedIn Learning.  To set up an account, you will need your library card number and a PIN.  Your PIN is your last name.  Log in to LinkedIn Learning here.   For an introduction to LinkedIn Learning, view the Asotin County Library Academy tutorial here.

If you have previously set up an account with Lynda.com, you should have received an email explaining that any courses you have started are still available to you.

Now Available! Asotin County Open Data!

Are you curious about your community? Become better informed through ACL’s collection of open data. In the current collection, you’ll find information on local restaurant inspection results, emergency service calls, and library usage. The collection continues to grow, so check back often to investigate more about Asotin County! New to open data? Follow the link on the Asotin County Open Data homepage to learn about this highly useful resource.

Check Out Washington Discover Passes

Borrow a Washington State Parks Discover Pass and activity backpack!  Did you know we have 7 state parks less than two hours away?  Check out a backpack and  explore these treasures.  In addition to a Discover Pass, the backpacks contain binoculars, bird, tree and wildflower field guides and a Washington State Parks map.  The backpacks can be checked out for up to two weeks, one per family.

Pictured is Palouse Falls, 90 minutes away.

The Discover Pass gives you access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Find more information about Washington State Parks here 

Career Catalyst Center – Register Here

Looking for a job?  Bev Rhoades is available in person to help you in our Career Catalyst Center!  You can get help with your resume, take interest and skills inventories, do practice tests for the GED and various licenses, and more.  Set up your appointment time below.

Career Catalyst Center Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10am to 2pm
Tuesday and Thursday: noon to 4pm

 

Tech Help – Make Appointment Here

The library is offering 30-minute one-on-one tech help appointments with Gregory Raye on Mondays from 6 to 8pm and Wednesdays from 10am to noon.   Tech Help will be offered online via Zoom or by phone.  Please contact us at 509-758-5454 for any kind of special needs regarding Tech Help.

Please fill out the form below.  Start by clicking on the down arrow in the box labeled “Any Employee” and select Tech Help.  Then, it’s just a matter of filling in the form with your information.   After you submit the form, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting scheduled for you.  Thank you!