Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Kristie Kirpatrick
Whitman County Library Director 

Library celebrates 75th anniversary


Jaycee's Club paints the Colfax Library in 1950 which was located on North Main near the Gazette building.

When Whitman County Library planned the celebration of our 75th anniversary, who would have thought that all 14 branch locations would be closed for business due to a worldwide pandemic? Thankfully, today's technology allows the library to continue providing service through our website and to offer Wi-Fi access surrounding library buildings to area residents who need it.

Still, it's not what we envisioned. Starting in April, the library was set to host community parties in all of our branch libraries. We were looking forward to our small town parades, special programs and more.

Instead, we...

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