Mon. 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed. 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri. 10:00am - 4:00pm
113 W. Main Street
PO Box 191
Craigmont, ID 83523
All library events are cancelled
Recently at the Craigmont library...
Craigmont Community Library featured artist Stephen Kingsley
LEFT - Our preschool story time worked on a spider craft, which followed a Halloween themed story on spiders, where kids learned that spiders have eight legs and up to eight eyes also! This story time is geared for the preschool age, but all ages are welcome to participate! Friday Preschool story time is followed by Friday Kids' Game/Craft Day.
CENTER - The free Fall Garden Program, presented by Green Things Nursery of Orofino, was well attended and enjoyed! Mike and Joan of Green Things gave garden tips on fall prep, trimming and planting and highlighted fall garden perennials and herbs. The presentation included safe applications to address pest and disease issues and also highlighted deer resistant plants. Perennials and herbs were available for purchase also. Future garden programs are planned and will be announced at a later date.
RIGHT- Head Start students and teachers came down for a story time at the Craigmont Community Library for their Wednesday morning story time in October. This was their first visit this year to the library and they walked the short walk from their building to the library. The Head Start story times are on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the school.
Our Summer Reading Program this year will be held every Wednesday in June at 9 a.m.
Book Club - Second Friday of each month
April - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.
Local Author Spotlights
Little Free Library in Craigmont in memory of Jean Matthews
Little Free Library is a 501 nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public bookcase. More than 90,000 public book exchanges are registered with the organization and branded as Little Free Libraries.
The Craigmont community now has a Little Free Library box, constructed lovingly by Chuck Matthews, father of Gloria Reid, in memory of his wife and Gloria’s mother, Jean Matthews. Gloria was inspired by the Little Free Library boxes popping up in communities all over the US, and being a former Craigmont Community librarian, related to the message of promoting literacy and community. Gloria researched how to register with the organization and the criteria to fulfill membership, where the best placement of the box would be, and the best construction requirements of the box. Along with her husband Jerry, her father Chuck, Stephen Kingsley’s art work on the box, and other community members’ donations, the Little Free Library came to completion and was installed next to the Craigmont Community Library in the city’s lawn area. Craigmont now proudly has its own Little Free Library Box and beginning March 1, 2020 1st you are welcome to Take a Book…Read A Book…Leave A Book.