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Kamiah Community Library:

Computer use is picking up at the library, with people needing to use Zoom for job interviews, taking a driving course, printing tax documents and shipping labels and more. No appointment is necessary. The library also offers laptops and wi-fi hot spots for adult patrons of Valnet to borrow or we can print your documents that you email to kamiah.library@prld.org. Call 208-935-0428 for information.

April is National Poetry Month, and we will be featuring Blackout Poetry in the front window this month. Stop by 505 Main St. to take a look. Let us know if you need supplies (magazine/newspaper articles, black marker) – we can loan out scissors, glue and more so you can complete arts and crafts at home.

April is also Autism Acceptance Month and we have a display of books featuring stories by and about people with autism. A great selection is also available on the Libby app, which you can use to download ebooks and audiobooks to your phone or tablet.

Kamiah and Kooskia library staff will be meeting later this month to set dates and programs for Summer Reading Program. The theme is Tails and Tales and we’ll be featuring “underdogs”, artists, like Mary Blair, thinkers, like Dr. Temple Grandin, wolves in storytelling, mythical creatures and more. We focus on kids in grades K-8, but teen and adult programs will be available as well. Follow us on social media for sneak peeks and watch the newspaper for more info coming soon.

Kooskia Community Library:

The first week of April is National Library Week and the staff at Kooskia have been feeling the love lately from our patrons and the Friends of the Kooskia Library. Your support means more than ever and the feedback from our community has been overwhelmingly positive. If you’d like to let us know how the library has helped you in the past year, feel free to mention us on social media or send an email directly to kooskia.library@prld.org.

A library is only as strong as its patrons and Kooskia is going strong, with over 20 years in this location. The semi-annual book sale held by the Friends of the Library has been postponed, but if you are interested in supporting the library in other ways, contact Dena to learn about joining the Friends group.

This week, we were gifted with a charming black bunny (the cloth kind), handsewn and decorated by a young patron with a note addressed to Dena, reading, “Thank you for always having fun stuff for me to do.”

Summer Reading Program planning is happening behind the scenes and Dena plans to have a table at the Kooskia Farmers’ Market again for your weekly crafting needs. We need egg cartons and would appreciate clean ones dropped off at 026 S. Main St. during open hours. Watch the newspaper and our social media for information or give us a call at 208-926-4539.

By April Blankenship, Branch Manager, Kamiah Community Library, Marketing Coordinator, Prairie River Library District.