Reardan Memorial Library serves as a public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.

Adventure Begins at your Library

  • Summer reading for students entering grades 1-5 in the fall.
  • Get a reading time log and read throughout the summer for prizes. Every 5 hours of reading gets you a pick from our treasure box.
  • Program takes place at Reardan Memorial Library from 1:00 to 2:00 on the following dates:

 

July 9: Geode Geology (Will you find a geode?)

July 16: Explore the Stars (Make constellation jars)

July 23: Fungus Among Us (Grow your own oyster mushrooms)

July 30: Explore National Parks (Plan a visit to your favorite)

 

 

 

Reardan Memorial Library, 120 S. Oak, Reardan, WA ~ library@townofreardan.com ~ 509.994.9997

 

July 16th 

is the next

Preschool Reading Time

at Reardan Memorial Library

2:00

Preschoolers ages 2-5

Preschool Reading Time will be held the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Washington Rural Heritage

In October, 2023, the Reardan Memorial Library received a grant from the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State, and funded under the provisions of the Library and Services Technology Act from the federal Institue of Museum and Library Services. This grant allowed the library to add some of our scrapbook pictures to the Washington Rural Heritage collection. Part of the mission of this collection is to “enable small and rural libraries to create digital collections of unique items that highlight institutional holdings and tell the stories of their communities.” Reardan Library is pleased to announce that we now have a number of pictures on Washington Rural Heritage. Browse the collection at Washington Rural Heritage and type  Reardan into the advanced search bar.

You can help:  You can help identify people and places that you recognize. Take a look at the pictures and let the librarian know the history, people, dates, etc. If you see a mistake or an unidentified person on the online pictures, please let me know. Your help is invaluable.

 

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This grant was funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

 

 

 Reardan Readers:

The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is available in Lincoln County to all children under age 5!

Thanks to the Washington State Library and the Columbia Basin Foundation, all children in Lincoln County are eligible to receive one book in the mail, once a month until their 5th birthday. The book is addressed directly to the child, which increases their excitement to receive the item. 

According to Research - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 

The Dollywood Foundation initiated a review of over 20 years of research conducted on Imagination Library programs in the U.S. and internationally. The findings from the body of DPIL research indicate the program is extremely popular in the communities where its implemented and shows promise in promoting changes in home literacy environments, children’s attitudes toward reading, and early literacy skills. 

  • Parents believed their children were more interested in reading due to receiving the books each month.
  • Participating children were excited when their Imagination Library books arrived in the mail monthly, addressed specifically to the child.
  • Some studies found Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had promise with respect to developing children’s early literacy skills, as participants had more advanced skills than their classmates who did not participate in the program.

This program comes at no cost to you, the parent or guardian. Sign your children up at 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library | USA, UK, IE, CA, AU

 Events of Interest Coming to Reardan

 

 

  

Preschool Reading

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00

 

 

July 9- July 30

Summer Reading for Grades 1-5 Adventure Begins at the Library Tuesdays 1-2 pm starting July 9 for four weeks. 

 

July 22-26

Reardan Community VBS

SCUBA

Explore our Gale Databases for research.

Click on the databases button on the left side of the webpage. Gale will open. The sign in for the databases is your library card number. Because we use bar codes, your number may need to be preceded by zeroes. The total number of digits should be 14. For example: 00000000012345. Please call Suzanne at 509.994.9997 if you need help getting your number. 

 There are many databases. Use the drop down to see all the available options. 

 

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