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After a year of planning, community engagement, design, and preparations, the Peshastin Library will temporarily close on Monday, April 15 for an update and is slated to reopen later this summer.

This refresh is part of our Reimagining Spaces Project, learn more about that here.

In the summer of 2023, NCW Libraries and Library Forward, the design firm contracted for the Reimagining Spaces Project, conducted a community outreach process. Through community meetings, a pop-up kiosk at the Peshastin Market, stakeholder meetings, and a survey, 128 community members provided input on how they would like to see their space updated.

The community feedback was incorporated into a design plan that includes:

  • An enhanced children’s area
  • Mobile shelving and flexible space
  • Improved seating and storage
  • A break area for staff
  • Increased building accessibility

During the closure, we will also conduct an asbestos abatement process, provide new signage, and paint the interior and exterior of the library.

Branch Librarian, Clare Morrison, is working with art teacher Amber Zimmerman to develop a collaborative art installation with the Peshastin Dryden Elementary School first graders for the new library space.

“The Community Engagement process provided a wonderful opportunity to strengthen relationships between NCW Libraries and Peshastin residents. I am excited for everyone to see how we incorporated their feedback into the design plan. We will be able to do so much more in the library space once we reopen,” said Clare.

Here is some information for Peshastin Library users:

Library Materials

Any previously placed holds that have not been picked up by April 15 will be transferred to the Cashmere Public Library.

New holds can be placed during the closure, simply select either Mail Order Library or another library location for pick up.

Return your materials, browse, and borrow new items at any NCW Libraries location including Cashmere, Leavenworth, and Wenatchee libraries.


Several regularly scheduled weekly programs will continue offsite during the closure at the Peshastin Dryden Elementary School including:

Wednesdays at 5:30PM
Ukulele Circle

Tuesdays at 6PM
Literacy Council ESL Classes
Hand in Hand Immigration Citizenship Study Group

First and Third Tuesdays (starting May 7), 4:30-5:30PM
NCW Libraries Community Bookmobile will make regular stops at the Peshastin Library Parking lot.

Saturday, July 27
Annual Ice Cream Social – Friends of the library will share updates or date changes.


Librarian Clare will spend time at the Cashmere and Leavenworth libraries during the closure. She will also continue regular outreach at the Community Cupboard, Peshastin Dryden Elementary School, and Peshastin Head Start.

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