Author Event – Jennie Marts

The Washington Public Library  is pleased to announce

Updated Profile Picture- Jennie Marts- 200 pixJENNIE MARTS, USA TODAY bestselling author,

will be here at the Library on  Saturday, June 11th, 10am to noon.

She will share her personal story as a writer, have copies of her books for purchase and will sign books.

quarter size-Jen- Table Banner with all 12 books

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This year’s summer reading program will be packed with fun crafts, games, and stories and is scheduled for the months of June & July. The kick off will be on June 1st at the First National Bank basement from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm. Preschool age children will meet at the Library on Wednesdays from 10am-10:45am. Kids that have completed Kindergarten up through grade 4 will meet on Wednesdays from 11am to 12 noon. Children must have a registration form filled out & signed by a parent in order to attend the program. Registration forms will be sent home with kids that attend Washington County Elementary School, and both preschools located in the city of Washington, KS,  before the last day of school. Registration Forms are also available at the Library. Please register by May 30 if you want your child to attend. Children are encouraged to check out library books during the program. If your child already has a library card account, please make sure there are no overdue books, or overdue fines still outstanding. If your child does not have a library card account, you will need to visit the library to register for one. When applying for a new library card account for a minor, the parents’ photo ID driver’s license & proof of residence such as a utility bill are required. For more information, please contact the Library at 785-325-2114. The volunteer summer reading director this year is Glenda Uhlrich. For those who would like to help with the program, please leave your name & phone # where you can be contacted with Library Staff.


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Library To Offer Interlibrary Loan Service At No Cost To Their Patrons

The Washington Public Library has upgraded their Interlibrary Loan Service. Effective January 2016, the Library is using the Kansas Library Express Courier Service in connection with their Interlibrary Loan Service. This change means that library card holders in good standing will be able to request a book (up to a limit of four books at one time) without paying a return postage mailing fee. The courier service will stop at the Washington Public Library three days a week.

What is Interlibrary Loan Service? Interlibrary Loan (aka ILL) is a service offered by Washington Public Library to its cardholders. If there are library materials, print or audiovisual, that the library does not own, the library will try to borrow them for you from another library. The check-out time is set by the library who is loaning the book.

The Kansas Library Express, the Kansas interlibrary courier service, provides library users with rapid and direct access to library resources. Kansas Library Express connects more than 300 libraries throughout Kansas with a convenient and cost effective delivery service that expands the ability of libraries to readily share their collections for the benefit of library users.

For more information, please visit with the Library Director Janet Keller about this service.


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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

The Survivor by Vince Flynn

Forever & Always by Leigh Greenwood

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark

Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

Badlands by C.J. Box

Make Me by Lee Child

The Stranger by Harlan Coben



What Once Was Lost by Kim Sawyer

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar

Bush by Susan Albert

Streams of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

When Love Returns by Kim Sawyer

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’Clock

Lady by Susan Albert

Head In The Clouds by Karen Witemeyer




Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson

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2015 LiBeary Tree

The 2015 LiBeary Tree is now available at the Washington Public Library. The LiBeary Tree is a wish list of new children’s books that the Library would like to have donated for their collection.  Bear shaped ornaments list titles of new children’s books for all ages from Board Books to Young Adult Fiction. Prices range from $4.00 paperbacks up to $15.00 for hardcover picture books.  Books can be donated by individuals, given in honor of someone, or given in memory of someone. The LiBeary Tree project started out as a literacy project for the Modern Pioneers Study Club in 1998 and has continued every year since.

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3D Printing: What is it? Live Demonstration Saturday, Nov. 21st

Technically, 3D printing is the process of synthesizing a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, successive layers of material are applied under computer control in a process known as extrusion. A 3D printer can “print” objects of almost any shape or geometry that have been created as a 3D model. You may have heard of 3D printed art, tools, and prosthetics. But lots of other objects can be printed too, like chocolate, cloth, cars, and even buildings. For examples of items that have been created using a 3D printer, visit and select the Explore option and then Things.

If you’re interested in learning more about 3D printing technology and watching a printer in action, the Washington Public Library will be hosting a demonstrating on how a 3D printer works during their Open House on Saturday, November 21st. Drop in anytime between 10:00 am and noon to hear about this new technology.  Various samples made using the 3D printer will be available to view & touch.

Melendra Sanders, Youth Consultant, from the North Central Kansas Library System, Manhattan, KS, will be conducting the demonstration.

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