Tables for rent
for May bazaar
Tables are available to rent at a Mother's Day/Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Rose Valley Grange, 1520 Rose Valley Road, Kelso.
The cost is $20 per table or two tables for $35. Money raised will be used for new bleachers at the Rose Valley Church.
To rent a table or for details, call Nicole Nickel at 360-431-3175.
Activities and on-site meals at the Rainier Senior Center have been suspended because of COVID-19.
However, the center's Meals on Wheels program continues and other meals are available to go.
People wanting to purchase a meal are asked to call the day before they want the meal or no later than 9 a.m. the day they want the meal. Meals can be picked up at 1 p.m.
The center asks for a $5 donation for each meal from senior citizens 60 years old and older and a $7 donation for people younger than 60 years old.
• March 4: chef salad with all the fixings and bread.
• March 5: shrimp and rice casserole, coleslaw and a roll.
• March 8: chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with country gravy, a vegetable and three-bean salad.
• March 9: barbecued pulled pork on a bun, coleslaw and a vegetable.
• March 10: baked fish, potatoes au gratin and a vegetable.
• March 11: white chicken chili and corn bread.
• March 12: tamale pie and a garden salad.
• March 15: minestrone soup and bread.
• March 16: chicken patty burger on a bun and potato salad.
• March 17: corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, salad, a roll and dessert.
• March 18: grilled tuna melt and tater tots.
• March 19: French dip, fries and salad.
• March 22: oven fried chicken, and mashed potatoes and gravy.
• March 23: Shepherd's pie, mixed greens and bread.
• March 24: Polish sausage on a bun, chips and broccoli salad.
• March 25: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and salad.
• March 26: corned beef soup and corn bread.
• March 29: baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and a roll.
• March 30: hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes and a vegetable.
• March 31: beef enchilada casserole, chips, salsa and sour cream.
• April 1: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables and salad.
• April 2: cabbage roll casserole and Jell-O fruit salad.
Register for free
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) volunteers are available for free in-person or virtual tax preparation help starting at 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 15 a at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.
To schedule an appointment, call 360-747-7041.
The service is for anyone, but volunteers focus on people 50 years or older or people with low to moderate incomes.
Instruction booklets and 1040 forms are available to pick up through the library's drive-thru from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Call the library at 360-442-5300 to print additional tax forms to pick up at the drive-thru or use the mobile printing service at http://longviewlibrary.org/print.php.
Scholarship honors PeaceHealth worker
An endowed scholarship for students training to become paramedics has been set up by PeaceHealth to honor a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center employee.
Liliya Zagariya was killed Dec. 22, 2020, while she was working in a medical office building on the Southwest Medical Center campus. At the time of her death, she was training with Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue of Kelso to become a paramedic.
"Lily had dedicated her life to her faith, her family and her community," PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center chief executive Sean Gregory is quoted in a press release submitted to The Daily News.
The hospital's mission services, foundation and spiritual care teams wanted "to offer a meaningful and lasting tribute" to Zagariya's life and believe the memorial scholarship is an appropriate reflection of her desire to serve.
The scholarship will cover tuition costs and expenses for the Paramedic Training Program at Portland Community College. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from either Clark or Cowlitz counties.
To learn more about the Liliya Zagariya Memorial Scholarship, or to donate, visit peacehealth.org/LiliyaFund.
Apply for off-campus classes
Current Cowlitz County high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for Kelso School District off-campus programs — firefighter/first responder, health care professional and police officer — for their 2021-2022 school year.
Applications are available in the Career Center at Kelso High School, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; and in all area high school counseling offices.
Students from Mark Morris, R.A. Long, Discovery, Castle Rock, Kalama, Toutle Lake, Winlock and Woodland high schools who are contemplating entering one of the career fields are encouraged to apply.
For details, call Denise Prescott in the Career Center at Kelso High School at 360-501-1838 or send her an email to email@example.com.
Gardeners offer online workshops
Members of the Cowlitz County Washington State University Master Gardeners are offering free online workshops via Zoom or by calling in by phone. Class attendees must have a Zoom account and can sign up for one at zoom.us.
To join the classes, visit https://wsu.Zoom.us/j/7756066320. Meeting ID: 775 605 6320. Password: 12345. To call in, dial 1-253-215-8782. Meeting ID: 775 605 6320#. Password: 12345.
For help or details, email Gary Fredricks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 360-577-3014, extension 3.
• March 9: noon-1 p.m. Growing Raspberries. WSU Mater Gardener Tracy Morgan will discuss what varieties of raspberries grow well in the local area, how to plant them and how to take care of them for a successful crop.
• March 10: 6-7 p.m., Rain Barrels. WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will discuss how to collect rain from the roof and how to connect the barrels to a home's downspouts.
• March 16: noon-1 p.m., Growing Strawberries. WSU Mater Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss what varieties of strawberries do well in the local area, how to plant them and how to take care of them for a successful crop.
• March 17: 6-7 p.m., Right Plant, Right Place. WSU Mater Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss how to make the best choice for plants and how to to make the most common mistakes.
• March 23: noon-1 p.m., Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Plate. Castle Rock attorney Chris Roubicek will discuss the transfer of nontitled property, which can include furniture, photos, books, dishes, tools, jewelry, etc. Learn about decision options, including initiating discussions, determining distribution options and setting ground rules for transferring nontitled property.
• March 24: 6-7 pm., Selecting Fruit Varieties for Western Washington. Theresa Knutsen from Raintree Nursery in Lewis County will discuss different varieties of fruit that grow well in the local region. Attendees will learn about terminology and what to look for when selecting a fruit tree.
• March 30: noon-1 p.m., Composting. WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will discuss how to effectively compost food wastes and garden material. Attendees will learn different ways to compost and the advantages of each method.
• March 31: 6-7 p.m., Worm Composting. WSU Master Gardeners will show how to build a simple composting box with a kit that contains everything needed to begin a vermiculture experience, including the worms. Tuition is $30, which includes the kit, a link to a presentation about worm composting and how to maintain worms followed by the step-by-step video instruction on how to build a bin. The class is limited to 30 people.
Senior center gift shop open
The gift shop at the Rainier Senior Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
According to the senior center's newsletter there are "lots of new and one of a kind items" for sale.
Money raised benefits the senior center.
Kelso church offers services
Kelso First Baptist Church at 214 S. Fourth Ave., Kelso, is open with services offered at 11 a.m. Sundays.
Because of COVID-19, seating is limited. Mandates are followed including wearing masks and social distancing.
New members are welcome as the church is trying to grow its congregation.
Kelso Eagles provide food boxes
Members of the Kelso Eagles Auxiliary No. 1555 offer food boxes from 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Eagles, 609 S. Pacific, Kelso.
The group puts together the boxes the Tuesday before they are handed out. Donations for the boxes from the public are appreciated.
The Eagles are open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.
For details, call the Eagles at 360-425-8330 or Cynthia Washington-Mattson at 360-998-9270.
‘Show the Love for Literacy’
United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties is asking the public to "Show the Love for Literacy" by donating to the local Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.
The program helps children become kindergarten ready by sending them one book a month in the mail until they turn 5 years old.
A $25 donation gives one child books for an entire year. No administration fees are taken out of the donation, so 100% of the money goes toward the program.
Donations can be made online at https://bit.ly/39HMjRh; or by mail to: United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties, 1338 Commerce Ave., Suite 206, Longview WA 98632.
Quilters meet via the Zoom platform
Members of the Clark County Quilters will meet via the Zoom platform through June.
The Thursday, March 11, meeting features Terri Sontra, who will discuss "The History of the Sewing Machine: A Tale of Intrigue and Espionage. Sontra from Colorado Springs, Colo., is the head moose at www.purplemoosedesigns.com.
People interested in attending the virtual meeting are asked to request the link by sending an email to email@example.com.
Details about the quilters group are online at www.clarkcountyquilters.com.
General meetings are held the second Thursday of every month. Meeting participants are asked to log on at 6:45 p.m. for a brief conversation and are invited to stay on the meeting after the speaker is done for a show and tell time, announcements and more.
The membership free for the group is $40 per person per year ($20 for the remaining portion of the year through June). When the group meets in person, meetings include a speaker, opportunities to work on quilts for charity; and participation in the Mystery Quilt, Secret Pal, Fat Quarters and other monthly activities.
Through the guild's outreach program, sewing and quilting skills are taught to the public. In addition, members hold two quilt shows a year, the QuiltFest Northwest and the Featured Artist Show.
The Clark County Quilters group was formed in 1974 and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Vancouver.
Sign up for Love, Logic classes
A Love and Logic: Adults Supporting Youth With Challenging Pasts class takes place for six weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays starting March 11 at Parents Place, 928 23rd Ave., Longview.
The class was developed for birth, adoptive and foster parents along with anyone who interacts with children who have experienced trauma or loss.
The class can be difficult to attend, according to a press release from Parents Place, because topics such as abuse and neglect may be brought up. A parent trying to regain custody after an abuse/neglect allegation might not want to hear how their behavior could be impacting their children, notes the release. In addition, parents, foster parents, teachers and counselors could be in the same class.
A workbook must be purchased at the first class. The cost is $15 and the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) does not include the expense in its referrals. The class fee is $20 per person per week or $25 per couple per week and is adjustable if needed. Child care will not be provided.
Annual meeting set for March 24
Fibre Federal Credit Union's 84th annual meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the lobby of the main branch of the credit union, 822 Commerce Ave., Longview.
The meeting will be a business meeting only.
All members are welcome. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.
Apply for Fibre Federal Credit Union scholarships
Seven academic scholarships are being offered by Fibre Federal Credit Union for the 2021-2022 school year.
Six $1,500 academic scholarships are available along with the $2,000 Jim Stacie Memorial Scholarship. All scholarships submitted are considered for the Jim Stacie award.
Applicants must be a Fibre Federal Credit Union member or a TLC member. TLC is a division of the credit union. Applications must include a copy of the student's current transcripts or the equivalent and also must include a minimum of one letter of recommendation.
The scholarships are awarded based on quality and completeness of the application, financial planning and need, academic standing and extracurricular activities.
The Jim Stacie Memorial Scholarship is based on leadership qualities in addition to the above listed criteria.
Applications can be completed and submitted online at fibrecu.com or tlcfcu.org. (Click on "Community," then click on "Scholarships") Be sure to look for the "Thank you for your submission" notice once the submit button is selected in order to confirm the application has been received.
The deadline for applications is 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 26.
Applications also can be dropped off at any Fibre branch; faxed to 360-414-4202; scanned or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to Fibre Federal Credit Union, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1234, Longview, WA 98632.
Scholarships will be awarded by Friday, May 28, 2021, and must be used by Friday, Dec. 31, 2022.
For details, call executive assistant Monica Anderson at 360-414-4244.
Apply for free raised garden bed
Community members interested in possibly receiving a free raised garden bed at their home can submit an application for the opportunity to get one.
The Master Gardener Raised Bed program began in 2012 to promote vegetable gardening in Cowlitz County.
Ten people will be selected to have a 2- by 4-foot raised bed built for them that includes soil.
For an application, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, extension 3, or send an email email@example.com.
Applications are due Thursday, April 1, for the program sponsored by the Washington State University Master Gardeners of Cowlitz County.
The raised beds will be placed at the homes in May and the people who receive raised beds will be assigned a mentor to answer their gardening questions.
College accepting BAS-TE applications
Applications are being accepted for Lower Columbia College's Bachelor of Applied Science-Teacher Education (BAS-TE) program geared toward people seeking endorsements in elementary education (kindergarten through eighth grades) and early childhood education (preschool through third grades).
The degree also offers an option for people not seeking teaching certification who want to work with young children in early care and education settings.
The program is designed for individuals who have received associate degrees in education, early childhood education or related fields.
Applicants should note the number of prerequisite classes required to enter the program has been reduced.
Financial aid resources also are available for qualifying students, including the new Washington College Grant which provides full funding for families of four making up to $50,000 a year, and partial funding for families of four making up to $92,000 a year. Additional financial aid resources available to eligible students include federal grants and loans, work-study positions and scholarships.
BAS-TE applications are due Friday, April 2, for classes starting in the fall. Individuals interested in the BAS-TE program can apply online by visiting https://lowercolumbia.edu/bas-teacher-education/using and then click on the "Apply Today" button.
For details about financial aid opportunities at LCC including the Washington College Grant, visit https://lowercolumbia.edu/costs-aid/washington-college-grant/index.php.
For questions about the BAS-TE program, send an email to Ann Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply online for CFSWW scholarships
Students can apply online for 2021 Community Foundation of Southwest Washington scholarships.
Sixty-six scholarships are managed by the charitable foundation with money established by donors, organizations and businesses across the region. The scholarships support students at various levels of education within specific fields of study, such as the arts or engineering, according to a press release submitted to The Daily News.
The deadlines for applying vary by scholarship with most of them having a March 31 deadline.
To learn more about the scholarships or to apply, visit www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships.
In 2020, the average CFSWW scholarship was $2,402, notes the press release, with 319 scholarships awarded.
Apply for Price Foundation grants
Grants from the Honorable Frank L. and Arlene G. Price Foundation will be awarded to charitable organizations meeting the foundation criteria in Clark and Cowlitz counties.
Applications are being accepted through Monday, April 15, and will be reviewed Tuesday, June 15, to be awarded Thursday, July 1.
Frank Price was a retired Superior Court judge in Cowlitz County. Arlene Price taught art at Huntington Junior High School in Kelso. Grants from the foundation are funded on the principles of health, education and historical preservation.
The group looks forward to providing help in those areas to organizations in Clark and Cowlitz counties, according to information submitted to The Daily News.
Details about the foundation, previous grants, grant criteria, dates and application forms are available at pricefoundation.net.
For details, call Kay Dalke-Sheadel at 360-448-9358 or send an email to email@example.com.
AAUW offers scholarship
Scholarship applications are available from the American Association of University Women Cowlitz County Branch for the 2021-2022 school year which begins in the fall of 2021.
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a female resident of Cowlitz County who has completed two yeas of college and who will be entering either her junior year or senior year as a full-time student at an accredited college.
The winner will be chosen based on scholarship, leadership and community involvement/life experience.
Applications are available by sending an email to Sharon Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-225-2294.
Completed applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 30.
Group offers scholarship
Members of the Chi-Cowlitz Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of women educators, are offering a scholarship/grant-in-aid to a female high school senior in Cowlitz County going into the education field.
Applications for the $500 Pat Sawyer Memorial Scholarship/Grant-In-Aid are available from high school counselors and on the Chi Chapter's website at www.dkgchiwa.weebly.com.
Complete criteria and mailing information is included on the applications, which must be returned by Tuesday, April 30.
For details, call Anne at 360-425-6400 or check the chapter's website.
Donate to the Lelooska Foundation
The Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center is temporarily closed because of COVID-19.
As a result, all spring programs and performances have been canceled through June. The Summer Saturday museum hours and special events have been canceled through the end of July.
Staff and owners are working on "creative solutions" to reach out and share with the community.
Details will be announced. For information, send an email to email@example.com.
People interested in donating to the foundation are encouraged to visit http://lelooska.org/ and click on "Donate to the Foundation."
RSC asks members to pay their dues
The Rainier Senior Center has been hit hard by the pandemic and as a result the funding the center counts on during the year has been reduced by 90 percent, according to a center newsletter. In addition, the need for meals has increased 58 percent.
RSC members who have not paid their dues are asked to renew their memberships as soon as possible and are encouraged to visit the front desk at the center from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays to fill out the NAPIS form and pay their dues.
Lay counseling sessions offered
New clients are being accepted at the Lay Counseling Clinic.
Ten free one-hour sessions are offered with a trained counselor. The counselors are supervised by a professional psychologist.
Appointments are available for adult individuals and couples.
To schedule an appointment, call Elizabeth Jacobsen at 360-577-1059 or call 360-423-6380.
The Lay Counseling Clinic is in the basement of Longview Community Church, 2323 Washington Way in Longview.
KSD sponsors free meals for children
The Kalama School District is sponsoring what is called the Summer Food Service Program for children. However, the program is being run throughout the year, including at this time because of the pandemic.
Free meals will be available through June 11 to children 18 years old and younger who have enrolled in the program.
Breakfast is available from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kalama School District, 548 China Garden Road.
For details or to learn of the qualifications for the free meals, call Heidi Neiman at 360-673-5772.
Donate recyclables to senior center
Bottles and cans for recycling can be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Rainier Senior Center, 48 W. Seventh St., Rainier.
The senior center appreciates the donations and money raised will benefit the senior center.
Donate to the school gardens
Regular fundraisers to raise money for the Lower Columbia School Gardens have not been held because of COVID-19, but the group is asking people to support the gardens by setting up a monthly recurring donation throughout the year to support the gardens.
People can choose an amount to donate. According to a press release from the gardens, the best way is to use a checking account because then there are no fees and no worries about a credit card expiring.
Visit https://lowercolumbiaschoolgardens.org/donate.php, then follow the instructions.
Rotary club offers yearly flag program
Rotary Club of Longview members offer a "Freedom Flags" subscription as a fundraiser for the group.
For $50, club members will place an American flag at Longview residents' homes on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.
Money raised goes toward the group's charitable projects including scholarships, park improvement projects and more.
For details or to order a subscription, visit longviewrotaryflags.com.
Ammons wants to start foundation
Castle Rock resident Bill Ammons, who grew up in Kelso and owned and operated a Kelso barbershop for many years, wants to start a foundation to help children in Kelso.
He's asking people who were born in Kelso, who are interested in being part of the foundation or who would like to donate to it once established, to call him at 360-274-7811.
Library offers drive-thru hours
The hours for the Longview Public Library drive-thru have expanded.
The new hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
According to a press release from the City of Longview, the expanded hours will allow the library staff to offer a quicker turn-around on requests. Staff will continue to hold requested items for two weeks and check them out for a six-week loan period.
Items returned to the library are accepted at the building's 24-hour, seven day a week drive up drop off. Staff quarantines the items for at least 24 hours before checking them back into the library stock.
For details, visit the library web page at longviewlibrary.org.
Patrons also can call 360-442-5300 to ask questions or make book requests from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Info sought for Kelso Senior Center
The Kelso Senior Center remains close because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
The board of directors continue to assess reopening possibilities and welcome concerns and suggestions from members.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online fundraiser benefits students
Members of the Rainier Junior/Senior High School chapter of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society have an online fundraiser set up to help raise money for chapter activities.
Magazines and other products are available.
To buy products, visit https://bit.ly/3iiMN1e.
Longview Senior Center needs donations
Donations of good, unwanted clothing, Christmas items, small electronics, household appliances, toys, etc., are being accepted at the Longview Senior Center, 1111 Commerce Ave., Longview.
Furniture cannot be accepted at this time.
To donate, drop items off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the center.
For details, call 360-636-0210 during the same hours.
Gallery creates podcast tour
A podcast audio tour has been created by members of the Longview Outdoor Gallery to showcase the almost two dozen art pieces that are sprinkled throughout downtown Longview.
Because the audio tour is in podcast form viewers can "walk or drive to look at whatever sculpture they choose whenever they want, according to a press release submitted to The Daily News.
The podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1528782168 and on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/3iiobPXmDSUGlOij74AiWm.
The Longview Outdoor Gallery is a nonprofit, 100 percent donor supported group. All money received is used to purchase sculptured to showcase the community's beauty and attract visitors to the downtown area, notes the press release.
The group's mission is to provide a rotating exhibit of outdoor sculptures in downtown Longview and acquire new pieces for the city's permanent art collect. Members hope to have 23 permanent sculptures by 2023.
For details, visit LongviewLOG.org.
Church offers curbside prayer, communion
Curbside prayer and communion are being offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays in front of Longview First Christian Church, 2000 E. Kessler Blvd., Longview.
The prayers wear masks, their hands are sanitized and they are prepared to pray for anyone who drives up, according to information submitted to The Daily News.
Communion will be offered in individual, sealed portions to limit exposure with anyone other than the congregant.
A flag in front of the church will note the location for prayer and communion.
Group needs historical items
Members of the Rainier Junior/Senior High School History Club are looking for wagon wheels, period looking quilts, wood cots and a covered wagon.
Anyone who would like to donate the items is asked to email club adviser Andrew Demko at email@example.com.
Grief groups for adults
Community Home Heath & Hospice offers adult grief support groups.
Adult and evening groups are will be limited to five participants, including the counselor. Two groups meet at the same time in different areas of the building to accommodate the smaller size of the groups.
• Adult Day Grief groups: 1-2:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month.
• Adult Evening Grief groups: 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Bereavement specialists also are available by phone for urgent needs at 360-703-0300. If calling after hours, leave a voice message. The call will be returned the next business day.
Free plant and insect clinic
Although the Washington State University Cowlitz County Extension Master Gardeners are not in the office, they still are available to answer questions regarding gardening and insects.
People can call 360-577-3014, extension 8. Master Gardeners are remotely checking their phone messages and will get back to callers quickly, according to a press release. They note they will return calls from a different phone with a different area code.
People also can email questions firstname.lastname@example.org and upload photos to the MG website https://www.cowlitzcomg.com/plant-and-insect-clinic. The Master Gardeners will work with people via email to answer their questions.
Parkinson’s group offers newsletter
Members of the Parkinson's Disease Support Group have not been able to meet because of COVID-19 restrictions. Meetings will resume once the restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, Susan Watson is offering a newsletter with details that may help people with Parkinson's get information or help.
For details or to be included on the list, call her at 360-425-9634.
Join a virtual bridge club
The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and Bridge Base Online (BBO) have collaborated to create virtual bridge clubs.
The Longview Bridge Club is one of the participants.
The clubs offer sessions that allow players to earn master points to help the achieve higher ranks in their quests for Life Master or higher status, according to a newsletter from the Kelso Senior Center.
For details, call Rich Carle at 360-425-0981.
Get a digital library card
Digital library cards are being offered by the Longview Public Library for Longview residents.
Residents can visit the library’s catalog at https://longcat.polarislibrary.com/, then click on “log in” in the upper right corner of the page, then follow the “register now” link and follow the prompts to fill in the following required information: name (first, last), address (residential, mailing address can be added later), email address, phone number (and carrier if text notifications are desired), a user name, a password (can be anything but is recommended using the last for digits of phone number as a pin. The library can reset passwords, but can’t remind residents of their passwords.)
Once the info is provided, click “submit” to receive a temporary bar code. Residents can use the bar code or username to log into their library accounts, but will not yet have access to digital resources until after the library staff checks the applications and assigns permanent bar codes for full digital access. Residents will receive an email with their bar code that allows them full access to the online databases, downloadable books and the online Lynda.com site for learning.
When the library fully reopens, the digital cared can be converted to a full access card with photo identification and a signed application by visiting the library.
For details or questions, send an email to email@example.com.
Squatch Fest set for July 30 and 31
The fifth annual Squatch Fest organized by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce has been scheduled to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Cowlitz County Convention Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview.
Speakers, vendors, a kids cave, a brew mountain, cornhole games and more are planned.
— The Daily News