All eight Prairie River Library District branches will celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, March 18-22, with various activities. All PRLB locations, hours and events can be found at prld.org. Local library news is as follows:
*Craigmont Library has a new manager and hours as of Feb. 25. Doreen Schmidt will take the position at Craigmont (previously held by TJ Breeze, who is now at Kamiah) in addition to managing Peck’s library. The book club’s selection for March is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. Call 208-924-5510.
*Kamiah Library continues showing an Indigenous Rights Film Series on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. The series, which is free and open to the public, explores the struggles of indigenous people worldwide to maintain their sacred land and culture. Celebrate National Oreo Day at the library on March 6 with taste testing and contests. Writing Group will meet on March 12 at 4 p.m. to give feedback for pieces on the theme “water.” The Cut the Cord Workshop on streaming was well-attended and the presentation is available on YouTube. Preschool story time continues on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. weekly. Call April at 208-935-0428.
*Kooskia Library has extended open hours to Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m. to better meet the needs of their patrons. Celebrate National Oreo Day on March 6 at the library – ask Dena for details. Dena host Messy Mondays from 2-5 p.m. where she provides a messy art project for teens and adults. Call 208-926-4539
*Nezperce Library has a new manager and extended hours. Terra Baldus will replace Jenny Grobey as manager as of Feb. 25 (Jenny will stay on as a substitute). March 8 at noon is the next session of Learn & Play Time for Toddlers and March 15 at noon is the next K-1st Grade Story Hour. Call 208-937-2458.
*Winchester Library has extended hours to Monday-Thursday from 12-5:30 p.m. Celebrate National Oreo Day at the library on March 6 with a taste testing contest – guess the flavors! This event is free and open to the public from 12-6 p.m.