New Titles at the Library

While our building remains closed to the public, the Carpenter Memorial Library is now offering 



Step 1:   Place Your Items on Hold by calling us at (509) 674-2313 (you can leave a voicemail) or emailing (please note “Request Curbside Service” in the subject line).  You can view available items and look up specific titles through our online catalog hereYou can request items by title, author or subject matter. Please limit your requests to no more than 10 items per checkout. 


Step 2:  Schedule a Pickup Time.  Once your holds are ready, the library will contact you to schedule a pick up time (this may take up to 2-3 business days).


Step 3:  Arrive at the Library at your scheduled pick up time.  Your items will be on a marked cart outside in a bag with your name on it.  Please abide by social distancing and remain in your car if there are others picking up materials.  If necessary, or you require items brought directly to your vehicle, you may call the library to let us know you are waiting outside. 


Pick Up Hours:

Monday 10-2, Tuesday 10-2, Wednesday 2-6,

Friday 10-2.


Please note: The library building remains closed to the public.  For the safety of patrons and staff, all materials are to be returned to the exterior book drop, and will be quarantined for 4 days. Library staff will not answer the door – all communication must be over the phone or by email. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this new phase of library services.   



Summer Reading starts the week of July 6th!

We've Gone Virtual!

  Check out Flipgrid with password SRP2020CleElum, for weekly videos and activities. 

Beginning Monday, 7/6, weekly craft bags and reading logs will be available for pickup during Curbside Hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.  Please call 509-674-2313, or email cmlibrary@cityofcleelum to sign up and schedule a pick up time.  Don't forget to order some books too!  

You can also download and print a reading log here.  To track your reading, color in a circle for every 30 minutes read.  

View the complete schedule of weekly programming here


Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo

You can download and print the 2020 Book Bingo flyer here, or we have copies available to hand out. Just ask us to include a copy with your next Curbside Pick Up order.

Having a hard time picking out the perfect read without being able to browse the stacks?  Let the flyer guide you, and we can help you find just what you need to reach


Our Book Drop is Open!

While the library remains closed to the public, our exterior book drop is open 24/7.  All books that were checked out before our closure can now be returned.  All returns are quarantined for 4 days before being checked in and will still show up on your library record during that time.  You you may still recieve a notice letting you know they are due, but we have extended our grace period to compensate for this and you will not be charged overdue fees while your items are quarantined.  

We are unable to accept donations at this time, and we ask that you please do not place them in the bookdrop or leave boxes outside the building.  Thank you.

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31.

TumbleBooklibrary is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.  To access this content, please click on the following links.

TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link:

TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:

TeenBookCloud - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:

AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database
Direct Link:


The Washington State Library is updating resources on Covid-19 daily. For current resources on learning and entertainment resources for home schoolers, workers-at-home, and career builders, and for librarians and K-20 educators as they continue to support their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak click on the link below.  

For more state and local resources on Covid-19:

Kittitas County Department of Health

Kittitas County Covid-19 emergency resources site

Washington State Department of Health

Washington State CoronaVirus Response


If you are unemployed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, and are seeking information for unemployment benefits:

Washington State Employment Security Department


Other Resources on Covid-19

CDC website

World Health Organization website




Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.