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.

 

Do you download books to read or listen to? 

Libby is a great resource to find ebooks,audiobooks and emagazines. The Anytime Library catalog has 53,176 ebooks, 23,915 audiobooks, and 5,132 magazines available for you. This is so much more material than I can have in the physical library! 

Reardan Memorial Library has been part of the Anytime Library since 2013. That year the patrons of Reardan Library checked out 399 books. In 2023, Reardan patrons checked out 3404 items. I love this as a resource for my patrons because I just don't have the room or the budget to have the amount and variety of books that we would all enjoy. 

Please come in and browse the physical books that I have available in the library. If you don't see something that you want, we can check the Libby app to see if it is available online. I can also check other libraries in the area for an interlibrary loan. 

Hope to see you at the library!

 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

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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