Get started by coming to the library today to choose some free books to read with your little one!
Due to illness, the Heights Library will be closed Tuesday through Saturday this week. We’ll be open at the Downtown Library Monday – Wednesday, 10am to 7pm; Thursday – Friday, 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, 10am to 3pm.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-758-5454.Teen Bingo 2022 (2)
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.
Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges.
To sign up as a Northstar learner and keep track of your progress, use your name and email address to set up a learner account online.
The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules:
- Essential Computer Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Using Technology in Daily Life: Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search
Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.
Want help getting started? Library staff can help you create a learner account or you can make an appointment with a Digital Navigator.
If you would like to earn a certificate for a test that you’ve passed in your learner account, you can request to retake the test with proctor. Email email@example.com or phone 509-758-5454 for proctor information.
Access to Northstar Digital Literacy is funded by the Washington State Library
Pick up a free Activity Kit containing the materials for a fun science or craft project! The kits are available at the Downtown and Heights Libraries on the 1st and 15th of each month (or next business day) while supplies last. Check the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/asotincountylibrary to see the project demonstrated by our crew of lab assistants!
Get Your Future Started | Job Search, Resume Building, Test Preparation, Career Coaching
Mondays – Thursdays | Conference Room at Downtown Branch
Meet with Career Coach Bev Rhoades in our Job and Career Catalyst Center and get help with your resume, take an interest and skills inventory, take practice tests for the GED and various licenses, and more.
Job & Career Catalyst Center Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Bev will be at Walla Walla Community College’s Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 19 from 10am – 2pm. She will unavailable for appointments at the Library.
Gift Cards Available When You Book an Appointment!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Innovia Foundation we are able to offer a $5 Starbucks gift card when you meet with Bev. After your meeting, complete a short survey and receive a $5 Walmart gift card. One card per person and available while supplies last.
To reserve your time with Bev, select a highlighted date on the calendar below.
The library would like to know what our community thinks about digital programming. Chloe Bryant, a student in the iSchool at the University of Washington, has designed a survey about digital programs as part of her Capstone project. We hope that you’ll take a few minutes to complete it.Digital Programming Survey
The Library Board of Trustees will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30pm. The meeting will be held in the library.