Holiday Gift Ideas @ your library

We have Friends of the Library hard cover, spiral bound cookbooks and our 2014 Christmas music CDs featuring hometown artists both reduced to $5 each.  We also have a few tooth fairy dolls, tooth gremlins, and ghosts for $10-12 with proceeds going for the Interactive Wall Project in the Youth Department’s Learning Center.

All items can be purchased at the Main Library’s circulation counter. Check out the flyer for more details.


Children’s Book Event

Anna Marie Steffenson, illustrator of the children’s book, The Saga of Bartholomew Bee: The Bee Who Taught Santa’s Reindeer How to Fly by Jerry Howard, will be at the Main Library in the Monken Activity Room on Saturday, December 10 at 3pm for a holiday story time. This event will include a reading of the book and a short activity based on the book, as well as coloring pages and is for children of all ages. Adults welcome also! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

More information can be found on Amazon where one reviewer said, “Bartholomew Bee is a fun read for young children. It is delightful to read with your children and let their imaginations expands. I love the illustrations…especially Wilfred. So precious! I look forward to future books and hope they come out in print as well as Kindle. Great examples of working through trials and helping each other.”




Leave your legacy in stone…purchase an engraved brick paver for the East Entrance Courtyard at the main library. Click here for more information. We will try to get one more group completed before winter. Deadline November 12th.


wowbrary_ad_awe_300x300The Centralia Regional Library District buys many thousands of new books, movies, and CDs each year and is proud to now offer you weekly email alerts showing you the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books that we purchase each week. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music, and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library.
Whenever you spot something of interest, you’ll be able to click instantly, reserve it, and check it out at your convenience. And of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free!     

To get started and see what the emails look like, just visit You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish.

Holiday Library Closings

Libraries closed Saturday through Monday, December 24-26; closing at 4pm on Saturday, December 31; and closed all day Sunday and Monday, January 1-2. Branch libraries are closed intermittently as clerks take vacation time off. Call the Main Library, for branch hours, at 532-5222 before heading to the library at Hoffman, Irvington, Odin and Sandoval.

circle time.gifNext Preschool Circle Time on Saturday, January 7

Preschool Circle Time is held the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month at 2:00 pm. Circle Time includes stories, crafts, songs and/or discovery time for children ages five and under with an adult; and usually lasts for 30 minutes. Link to October & November topics.

There will be no Circle Time in December.