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.

One Book, One County

The One Book One County is a once a year, county-wide program encouraging everyone in the community to read and discuss the same book. This years choice is "The things they carried", by Tim O'Brien. We are collaborating with CWU and the NEA Big Read program to bring copies of the book and special programs to our community.

Author Tim O'Brien will give a talk and reading on Tuesday, April 25 at CWU in McConnell auditorium at 7:30 p.m. (free!).

For an introduction to this award winning book and it's characters, go to:

Stop in the library to check out a copy of this book and to see all our new items catalogued every 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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