Expanded hours! Library now open for in-building use and curbside pickup 11-5:30 Monday through Friday

The downtown branch is open to the public from 11am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday for Grab-n-Go browsing. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes: facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed. A limited number of computers will be available by appointment. In addition, laptops will be available for parking lot use during the library’s open hours. Patrons may also check out mobile hotspots for access to high-speed internet.

The Library continues to offer curbside service from 11am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

To request items for pick up, 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.

There will be a cart outside to put items being returned or you may use the book drop in the alley.

All returned items will be quarantined for 2 days and will remain on your account during that time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Maintenance Position Application Extended

Maintenance Supervisor

Part-time, averages 10-15 hours per week. Cleaning, repairs, maintenance.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and available evenings & weekends.
Supervises Custodian and monitors facilities for necessary maintenance.
Janitorial and/or maintenance experience preferred.
Completed applications must be returned by 5pm Friday, April 23.

Read full job description here.
Application available here or at Asotin County Library Circulation Desk.

Calling All Poets!

Enter the library’s poetry contest! Entry forms can be picked up in the library or poems can be submitted online. To submit online, please fill out the form below, scroll down to “Upload Poem” and upload your poem from your computer.

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Poetry Contest Entry

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Poems entered must be contestant's original work. Length of entry must not exceed two pages, with a minimum of three lines; any entries not meeting these specifications will not be considered. No handwritten entries will be considered with the exception of those from kids in grades K-6. Poems are due by 5pm on April 30 and will not be returned. Asotin County Library reserves the right to reprint the work in its publications. Winners will be announced in early May and winning poems will be posted in the library and on the website.

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.

Book Night

This group meets monthly on Zoom to discuss books of the group’s choosing.  The discussions are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.  Please fill out the form below; you will receive an email with the Zoom link a few days before the meeting.  If you need help locating the books, please ask a staff member.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
April 27 (postponed from March)


True Story: a non-fiction book club

This group meets monthly on Zoom to discuss contemporary non-fiction.  Held third Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.  Please fill out the form below; you will receive an email with the Zoom link a few days before the meeting.  If you need help locating the book, please ask a staff member.  By clicking on the book cover below, you will be taken directly to the Valnet catalog.

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu
April 21, 10:30am

True Story

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 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.  Register by filling in the form below.  Bev will then contact you to set up an appointment on Zoom.

Career Catalyst Center Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 8am to noon
Tuesday and Thursday: noon to 4pm

Career Catalyst Center

  • Please select the preferred day for your appointment. The Career Coach will contact you after registration to set a specific time and give you the Zoom link.