The goal of the library is to provide people with library services that respond to their informational, recreational, educational and cultural needs and interests.

Friends of the Cle Elum Library are meeting to get good ideas and energy for future Library projects. New general members always welcome. Join a great group and help out your local library. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month @ 3:45 p.m.

After a summer respite our 6 o'clock speaker series resumes this month on September 28. Please join us for a special presentation entitled "The myth of fostering". Crystal Farnsworth will share her expertise and experience dispelling  the myths about becoming a foster parent.

Join the Breakfast Bunch Book Discussion Group. They meet at Gunnar's East on the 1st Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  The book for September is  "A short history of nearly everything" by Bill Bryson.

Stop in the library to see our new books of the month!


A City of Cle Elum Library was created by an ordinance from City Council almost 100 years ago. Thirty years ago a bequest was made by the Carpenter family, a new library was built and it was renamed the Carpenter Memorial Library. Today the library houses a cornucopia of items available for checkout. We also have computers with Internet access and a special collection of northwest books. Stop in and see what today’s library has in store for you.

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