Upcoming Library Closure

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close August 5-11 for their annual maintenance week. During the closure, a number of projects will be performed that are difficult to complete when the library is open, including carpet cleaning and computer upgrades. With the assistance of Microsoft’s Software Donation Program, all staff workstations are receiving upgraded operating systems and Office Suites. At a cost of just $1260, the library district saved $29,680 from fair market value. Computer Systems Administrator James Morasch will be performing the upgrades after learning about the program during training conference. Morasch commented, “This is a perfect example of how investing in staff training can pay big dividends for our taxpayers. Without donations like this libraries struggle to afford current releases.” During the weeklong closure, due dates for library materials have been extended and no late fines will be charged. Bookdrops will remain open in all locations accepting returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and e-books, subscription databases like LiveMocha foreign language instruction and the online librarian will still be available by visiting the Whitman County Library website. For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the Library Events calendar is also accessible from the library's events calendar. Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Residents may call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.


For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.