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.

Please join us in our "Speakers at Six" series. Celebrating National Poetry Month April will include interactive activities. On Friday April 25th we will meet at the Carpenter House Museum (Billings & 3rd) to hear some local poets read their creations. More details available as the month progresses.

Calling all poets! Three different age categories: 3rd -5th grade, Middle School, and High School. Great Prizes!! We will be holding 2 poetry workshops. Thursday, April 10th from 3:00-5:00 and Friday, April 18h from 2:00-4:00. For more information and entry forms to the contest, please call or visit the library.

Bottle Opener

Openin' bottles with my teeth

They all called me funny.

Openin' bottle with my teeth-

Then they called me dummy.

Openin' bottles with my teeth-

Now they call me gummy. 

                                                          -Shel Silverstein




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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