Author: Mary Neuman
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.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Get started by coming to the library today to choose some free books to read with your little one!
Print the reading log
1000 Books App for IOS
1000 Books App for Android
The Heights Branch Library is closed Tuesday through Saturday, July 26-30
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!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-758-5454.
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.
Play & Learn and Toddler Time
Northstar Digital Literacy
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
Explore & Learn Activity Kits
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!
Job and Career Catalyst Center
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
To reserve a time with Bev, select a highlighted date on the calendar below.
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.