About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Feb
18
Mon
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Feb 18 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Presidents’ Day.
Feb
19
Tue
2:00 pm iPhone Help
iPhone Help
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm
iPhone Help @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Bring your iPhone and get your questions answered here!
6:30 pm Bingo Night
Bingo Night
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm
Bingo Night @ Washington District Library - Sunnyland Branch
All ages. No registration. Kids can win great prizes!
Feb
20
Wed
9:30 am 3-Year Old Storytime
3-Year Old Storytime
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am
3-Year Old Storytime @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Stories, songs, puppets, finger rhymes, crafts and weekly themed fun for your little ones! Promotes listening skills and a love of books! Age 3.
10:30 am 2-Year Old Lapsit Storytime
2-Year Old Lapsit Storytime
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am
2-Year Old Lapsit Storytime @ Washington District Library - Main Library
A beginning experience of listening to stories, learning simple finger rhymes and enjoying puppet play in a group setting, all from the security of a parent’s or caregiver’s lap! Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes with an opportunity to select books and play afterwards.
6:00 pm Polymer Clay Basics
Polymer Clay Basics
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
Polymer Clay Basics @ Washington District Library - Main Library
In this beginner-friendly class, Pam Miller will teach how to make a unique, fun pendant while discussing all of the tips & techniques to get started with polymer clay. Registration required – limited to the first 30 signed up.  Call 309-444-2241 to register.
Feb
21
Thu
2:00 pm 4-6 Year-Old Storytime
4-6 Year-Old Storytime
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm
4-6 Year-Old Storytime @ Washington District Library - Main LIbrary
Stories, songs, puppets, finger rhymes, crafts and weekly themed fun for your little ones! Promotes listening skills and a love of books!
5:00 pm Teen Book Chatters
Teen Book Chatters
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teen Book Chatters @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Meet with friends at the library to share what you are reading and hear about other great books!  Peruse our selection of Advance Reader Books and enjoy snacks!
6:30 pm iPhone Help
iPhone Help
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm
iPhone Help @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Bring your iPhone and get your questions answered here!