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.

Help Us Improve Our Website

Please help us understand how you use the library’s website and how you would like it to function in the future.

This survey will be used in developing the new website design and structure. Results will only be viewed by the website project manager and the library project team.


Project made possible with generous donations to the Friends of Asotin County Library on Library Giving Day.


Virtual Talks From Bestselling Authors

Asotin County Library Speakers Consortium

How It Works:

  • Register for an event that interests you.
  • Check your email for the event link.
  • Event time! Join event with your link.
  • Sit back and enjoy a hosted conversation!

Your video and mic are not enabled, but you can type questions for the host to ask the presenter.

Events are recorded, so if you cannot attend the live event you can watch it at your convenience.

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers

Please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian, with any questions at or 509-758-5454.


Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

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.


Board of Trustees Meeting and Agenda 12-15-22

Asotin County Library
Board of Trustees

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00pm  Zoom

Meeting ID: 816 8856 8228
Passcode: 758594

Call meeting to order:

Additions/Corrections to the agenda:

Acceptance of minutes:
– October meeting minutes

Financial report:
– November financials

Old business:

New business:
– Credit Card Policy
– Approval of Vouchers/Payroll


Public/Staff Comment:


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

New Year! New & Improved Skills!

Mondays and Wednesdays | January 9 – February 8 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Community Room at Downtown Branch 

Whether you are brand-new to spreadsheet programs or want to learn specific skills, this FREE five week class has what you need. Learn how to create spreadsheets, work with functions and formulas, create a budget, and more.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for this class. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Excel 2016 installed.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel is taught by certified instructor Anna Aldous. Debbie took Anna’s Word class at the Library in 2022 and shared “… learning through experimenting. I learned something new at every class and was excited to branch out without fear of screwing up the computer. Anna’s a great teacher.”

Registration is now closed and class is full. 


Virtual Talks From Bestselling Authors

Asotin County Library now offers a diverse mix of virtual programs from bestselling authors and thought leaders.

Expect 2 – 3 interactive programs each month with an opportunity for Q & A with the author.

The selected books and authors cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.

Learn more and register for these great events at

Geraldine Brooks – Tuesday, December 6 at 4:00pm; register for online access. 
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Fredrick Backman –  Saturday, December 10 at 11:00am; register for online access
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Dr. Nicole Eustace – Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00am; register for online access. 

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Please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian, with any questions at or 509-758-5454.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

Computers, Internet and Technology

Digital Navigators are library staff members who can help with computer, internet and technology skills.  They can also help you find low-cost broadband (high-speed internet) and devices.

Examples of help include:

  • Basic computer skills
  • eBooks and digital audiobooks
  • Email, internet and social media
  • Finding affordable broadband and devices; help with applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Library online resources (databases)
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Other computer or technology-related questions

Meet With A Digital Navigator


  • Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00am-3:00pm 

Make an appointment for help at the Downtown library branch by selecting a day and time from the calendar below. Complete the requested information and submit. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please phone the library at 509-758-5454.

Do you need to meet at another time? Email a Digital Navigator at to set-up a time to meet.