August 27, 2020

End of Summer Wrap-up

 Don't forget, Summer Reading Club packets are due by the end of the day on August 31 to receive your prize bag and be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing!  

If you're doing the online version, make sure you've entered in all of your secret codes, missions, and reading logs to receive your online Finisher Certificate, and we'll be in touch with you soon about picking up your prize bag.  If you're doing the paper version, you can turn in your completed packet through the return slot on our front door and we'll get in touch with you about picking up your prize bag.  

The Grand Prize drawing will be held later next week and you DO NOT need to be present to win this year. We'll notify winners after the drawing.

On August 31 at 6pm, we'll also be hosting Humanities WA speaker and Gonzaga professor Brian Henning. Brian will be joining us by Zoom to talk about "Heating Up: The Ethics of Climate Change." You can register for the event here or contact the library for the meeting information.

And finally, as most of you have probably heard, Kylie has been offered the job of Director at Whitman County Libraries.  I know that she is up for the challenge of overseeing 14 library branches! Her home base will be in Colfax so if you are ever driving through, stop in and say hello. Kylie's last day is August 31, but there will be a chance to say goodbye today, August 28, on the library front lawn from 4-6pm (please remember your mask). Good Luck, Kylie!

Prizes for the Grand Prize drawing next week!


August 19, 2020

A Fond Farewell


After almost ten years as the director of our wonderful Carnegie library, I'll soon be moving on to a new job with the Whitman County Libraries. It's a bittersweet move -- while I'm excited for new challenges, it'll be hard leaving this community that I've grown to love.

Thanks to all of our library patrons, supporters, staff, and board who have helped the library --and me-- grow over the past decade. From the new elevator to adding branches in Lind and Washtucna to all the great partnerships, services, and programs we've established, I couldn't have accomplished it without everyone's help.

The board will be launching a search for a new director soon and until then, staff will continue to offer the same great level of service they always have.

Just as a reminder of how far we've come, enjoy this photo taken during my first year in Ritzville -- oh how things have changed since then

~Kylie Fullmer, Director