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 first Friday of each month.
Next meeting: Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.
New members welcome to join us!
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.
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 at 1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. - A Bridge Named Susan by Sharon Chase Hoseley
Susan was an interruption in life. In 1910, a farm needed boys. Her doting fathers attention brought jealousy and resentment from her mother and older brother. The struggle to win her mamas love drove Susan to work hard and be a good girl. At the age of eighteen, Susan married Tom and faced a new set of difficult relationships and hard times. Faced with the Great Depression, Tom accepted the challenge of clearing fifteen acres of lodgepole pine in exchange for a free place to live. Through a subzero winter in a tent; the silent wall treatment of her husband; an abusive, threatening father-in-law; and acute poverty, Susan built her life into a strong bridge of faith. She longed for her bridge to span to the next generation. The greatest problem? Even after twelve years of marriage, there was no one in the next generation.
On display through December - Available exclusively to libraries, World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the history of the war and its lasting impact on American life. Sparked by the assassination of one man, the war eventually included the forces of the world's major industrial powers (over 18 countries in all) and ended with millions dead. But beyond the countries involved and the people affected, World War I gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to both fight disease and treat disability. The critical roles that women and minorities played in the war led to the right to vote for women and a raised consciousness of civil rights issues throughout society.
From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionization movement to women's suffrage, World War I led to pivotal changes in America's culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. It redefined how we saw ourselves as Americans and its legacy continues today.
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