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!
The Friends’ group has recently received a generous donation of $10,000 to kick off their fundraiser for the new library location. You are encouraged to join in on the fund drive by making donations to the Craigmont Community Library Friends, addressed to the Craigmont Community Library, P.O. Box 191, Craigmont, ID 83523.
We have one major fundraiser a year, our Books & Bites 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...
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.
RIGHT - 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.
Book Club - Second Friday of each month at 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
It Came Without Warning: The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic And How It Touched Lewis County, Idaho is now available from VALNet thanks to Shelley Kuther and the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society.
Local Author Spotlight
Tech. Sgt. Eric Tautfest of Mountain Home (son of Tim and Lori Tautfest of Craigmont) has written a children's book called "Meet the Busy Bots." While the Busy Bots are busy helping the world, they also help teach kids their ABCs and a bit about geography at the same time. Mountain Home art teacher Brenda Raub illustrated the 28-page book.
Margaret Nells Waters Longeteig was born on a farm outside of Nezperce in 1918. The Camas Prairie native has authored many books on local history including an autobiography called "Margaret Nell: A Prairie Life.