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
Interested in supporting the library through volunteering and fundraising?
Join our Friends of the Library Group!
We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10 a.m. New members welcome to join us!
You are encouraged to make donations to the Craigmont Community Library Friends, addressed to: Craigmont Community Library,
P.O. Box 191, Craigmont, ID 83523.
We have one major fundraiser a year, our Bake Sale on the 1st Saturday in May in conjunction with the City-Wide Yard Sale.
Join us from
all day every Friday!
All ages welcome!
Historic mural on display
The mural, which depicts the area’s historic past, was formerly hanging on the exterior wall of the antique store in our community, and is now proudly hanging on the library’s back interior wall greeting our patrons as they enter. It was trimmed down, just inches off, to perfectly fit into its new space. Visitors reflect on what the mural means to them and their families and appreciate that it will now be preserved at their library and enjoyed by many.
Recently at the Craigmont library...
Honoring our friend, our art teacher, and our inspiration - Patty Reid
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.
Book Club - Second Friday of each month
February 14 at 1 p.m. - Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones
Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker—actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world—in Josephine Baker’s Last Dance.
In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings to life Josephine's early years in servitude and poverty in America, her rise to fame as a showgirl in her famous banana skirt, her activism against discrimination, and her many loves and losses. From 1920s Paris to 1960s Washington, to her final, triumphant performance, one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century comes to stunning life on the page.
With intimate prose and comprehensive research, Sherry Jones brings this remarkable and compelling public figure into focus for the first time in a joyous celebration of a life lived in technicolor, a powerful woman who continues to inspire today.
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