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What is the Washington County Free Library worth to you?

Our library needs improvements to meet a growing demand for services.

As the first county-chartered public library in the United States, the Washington County Free Library boasts a proud history of service to the community.

Many people mistakenly think that a library is about lending books. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Washington County Free Library is far more than only a place that lends books. We offer programming for children and teens. We serve as the information retrieval, study, and meeting space for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. We help teach adults to learn and read. We teach adults to use computers and the internet so they can look for employment. We offer advanced, oft times subscription, databases for use by government and businesses. We sponsor lectures on important topics facing our community. We sponsor reading clubs for adults. We sponsor performing arts concerts. We host and display fine art.

The Washington County Free Library does all of this, plus offers a wide range of print newspapers and magazines. In addition, your Library loans out books.

With your help, we will build a new space and an expanded online presence to bring our county the resources and ideas that will continue to inspire and engage citizens of all ages.