Kelso Public Library

The Friends of the Kelso Public Library is an organization of people who support the library with their ideas, their skills, their time and their voices. The Friends:

Advocate for the library in the community.
Raise money for summer reading activities and other library events.
Supply funds for materials, furniture and equipment to supplement the library’s regular budget.
Conduct book sales and other fund raising events to not only raise money but increase the library’s profile in the community.
Provide outreach services in the community.


4-H/WSU Cooperative Extension – Cowlitz County

“Every child has inside him an aching void for excitement and if we don’t fill it
with something which is exciting and interesting and good for him, he will fill it with
something which is exciting and interesting and which isn’t good for him.” -- Theodore Roosevelt

To develop capable, caring, contributing citizens through research-based, guided adventure exploration and experiential learning models. We accomplish our mission by building life skills using the natural environment and adventure-based activities within a full value community.


Youth and Family Link

Our Mission 

To promote positive change in a child and family's life by engaging and linking them to resources that will result in success in school, having positive friends, a healthy home life and being involved in positive activities.

Vision Statement

​We believe that: Our Services should be affordable and accessible to those who need them; Children and families should have access to resources to improve their lives; Services should be accessible, not just available, to all who need them.