Summer Reading Program 2024

Kick-off party on June 27th, 1 pm

Register any time after the 27th

For every ten books read,

earn a coupon for an ice cream cone

at the Burger Bar.




Enter to win two one-day passes to OMSI!

Entry forms available at the Kalama Library.

One entry per family.

Winners will be selected in a

random drawing

on June 20, 2024.

"Check Out Washington" is a program that allows users to check out

a Discover Pass at their local library. 

Library card holders can reserve a pass

for a week at a time and can experience day visits at

Washington State Parks or lands owned by

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and

Department of Natural Resources free of charge.





The Kalama Public Library now has a "Library of Things," a collection of non-traditional materials available for check-out to Library patrons.  Items available:                    -Birdwatching Kit, containing binoculars and bird books

                    -DVD player

                    -Pickleball paddles and balls

                    -Washington State Discover Passes

                    -Passes to Columbia River Maritime Museum

                    -WiFi Hotspots

                        (more coming soon!)

Check us out!


Learn how to paint with watercolor!

No previous artistic experience required.

July 27, Saturday, 11-1pm, City Council Chambers

$5 per person (cash only)

Fee covers the cost of all supplies.

Your seat will be reserved upon payment of fee.

15 person limit.

Due to space and supplies, no walk-ins. 

Learn more:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Offers Free Books!

Did you know that kids up to age five in Cowlitz County can participate in a free book giveaway via Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?  To sign up, click here and follow the prompts to get a free age-appropriate book sent to your house each month!



We have a small collection of seeds courtesy of

the Master Gardeners of Cowlitz County!

Stop in a grab a packet or two of beans, peas, onions, corn, lettuce, and more!

And feel free to leave seed packets of your own to share with the Kalama community.


Did you know your library card lets you check out Washington Discover Passes that provide accesss to lands managed by State Parks and the Departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife? You can also check out passes to the Portland Art Museum and The Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. Stop by the library and let your adventures begin!

The Kalama Library has a pass to the

Portland Art Museum. 

Check it out!


Drop in to see friends and meet new ones

every Wednesday from 1-3 pm! 



Click on the arrow to take a tour of our library!


Passes available for checkout

Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria

Pass includes: 

One-day admission to the Museum and 3D Theatre

Access to the Lightship Columbia

10% discount in Museum store

One pass per Library card holder

Admits two adults and their children under age 18

Get to know

the Washington Talking Book

and Braille Library

WTBBL builds community and provides access to information

and reading materials for Washington residents unable to read standard print.

These services are free to residents who qualify. 

 Kalama Public Library staff can assist patrons with an application. 

(No Library card is needed)

Contact the Library for more information

Finished with your latest puzzle? 

Bring it into the library and exchange it for another! 

No library card needed!


Kalama Public Library has Wi-Fi access outside the building. 

The network is called:  "Library Drive-in Wi-Fi"

The signal is strongest on the north side of the building. 

There is no password required.

Available 6 AM - 10 PM

Please note:  This is an open network. 

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