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The Library Link Week of Monday, Sept. 21

Whitman County Libraries are open, find all the info here! We're also continuing to provide curbside service and 24/7 Wi-Fi surrounding our libraries for those who prefer not to enter.
Stay in touch with us through this weekly newsletter which links you to valuable services, helpful resources, and excellent books; through our websiteFacebook, Instagram, Twitter; by calling 509-397-4366 or emailing

Malden Library Destroyed in Babb Road Fire

As part of the devastation of the recent fire in Malden, their busy community library and computing center was a complete loss.
The branch had recently reopened after a long shutdown due to COVID-19. Prior to that closure, Malden Library was one of the most utilized locations in the system. While it was only open eight hours per week, the library was particularly popular with the town’s children. 

To meet immediate needs of Malden residents, we have extended open hours in the Rosalia Library. 

Friends of the Malden Library are accepting donations to expand library and technology services to those temporarily sheltering in Rosalia, and for future efforts to resume services in Malden. Donations can be sent to the Friends of the Malden Library care of the Colfax branch at 102 S. Main St. The library is not able to accept book donations at this time.

For more information or additional ways to support the community of Malden, visit the library's website or contact newly hired director, Kylie Fullmer, at or 509-397-4366. 

Innovia & United Way

Thanks to great community support, local organizations are overwhelmed with physical donations. The greatest need right now is for gift cards and other funding.
Donate to United Way's Whitman County Fire Relief Fund
Donate to Innovia's Wildfire Emergency Response Fund for Eastern WA
Libraries Transform
Book of the Little Axe

Join readers nationwide with the new Libraries Transform eBook Pick now through Sept. 28! Copies of "Book of the Little Axe" by Lauren Francis-Sharma, an epic journey spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West, are available with no waitlists on Libby and OverDrive.
Storytime Packets To Go

Whitman County Libraries are now offering "Storytime To Go" for families with preschool kids age 2 to 5. A new alphabet themed packet, including a fun craft, will be available each week for checkout and curbside pickup. Please contact your branch library for details.
Palouse Photography Contest & Exhibit

The Colfax Chamber photography exhibit is on display now through Oct. 31st. Come vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award!

The Libey Gallery and Chamber of Commerce invite the community to browse the stunning exhibit of over 60 photo entries depicting nature, people, and small towns on the Palouse.

Winners announced November 10

Visit the Libey Gallery during Colfax Library's open hours Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 2 to 6 p.m., & Sat. 1 to 5 p.m. 
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