What’s New at the Library

January

January Programs & Events

While in-person events are still suspended at WDL due to COVID-19, we still have plenty going on!  Here is the run-down of what’s going on this month.

Main Library Interior Renovation Project

Beginning in spring 2021, Washington District Library (WDL) will undertake an interior
renovation project in the Main Library. The renovation has two goals: 1) to replace and update
furniture, flooring, and wall coverings that have been well-used by the public in the twelve years since the library was built; and 2) to reconfigure the layout of the library’s furnishings to better serve the evolving needs of library patrons.

Because previous Boards and directors have managed WDL’s finances so well, the cost of the
refresh project will come entirely from the library’s reserves. No referendum will be issued, and there will be no tax increase to cover the cost of the refresh project. As the planning stage comes to an end and a timeline for the project is finalized, WDL will provide details and examples of the changes in early 2021.

Questions about the project can be directed to WDL Director Lexie Walsh at
lwalsh@washingtondl.org.

Social Distance Scavenger Hunt

Introducing our Social Distance Scavenger Hunt!

Take a picture of yourself doing the listed activities below or in each of the locations.
Upload the pictures to this Google form for a chance to win a Fall/Winter Themed Basket of Goodies. This activity can be completed with your family or in a small friend group (safely).

Photos must be submitted by December 31st. Submit your form here: https://forms.gle/T7chSTBPAcPyfiHX9.

December Programs and Events

While in-person events are still suspended at WDL due to COVID-19, we still have plenty going on!  Here is the run-down of what’s going on this month.

Posted in EventsNews.

November Programs and Events

While in-person events are still suspended at WDL due to COVID-19, we still have plenty going on!  Here is the run-down of what’s going on this month.

Teen Harry Potter Horcrux Hunt

Attention teens, ages 12-18!  Join in the hunt!

Hidden around town are seven (7) Horcruxes.  They can be found anywhere in the Washington and Sunnyland area.  Try to find them on your own or check our Facebook page and/or Instagram each Friday for clues to lead you on your way.

Full instructions and the form can be found/printed below.  You have until November 21st to return your form to the library in order to be entered for prizes!

Horcrux Hunt Flyer Front

Horcrux Hunt Flyer Back

orange moon filtered through trees at night

October Programs and Events

While in-person events are still suspended at WDL due to COVID-19, we still have plenty going on!  Here is the run-down of what’s going on this month.

Introducing Book Boxes!

Beginning Monday, September 14th, you will be able to sign up for the WDL Book Box program, via our website. Participants will receive a box a month for three months (the inaugural program will have boxes in October, November and December). Each box will contain 1-3 library books hand selected for you, as well as 3-5 items (treats and other goodies) that you get to keep! Library books and boxes will need to be returned.

We have boxes for Adults, Teens and Tweens.

Please note: Spots in the book box program are limited. Once we have reached the maximum number of participants for an age group, additional applicants will be placed on a wait list.

Sign up for the book box program here!

books laid out page up

Back-to-School Book Bingo and Adult Reading Challenge

Summer reading might be over, but the reading fun doesn’t have to be! Check out our reading challenges for all ages for the month of August below:

For ages 0-14, we have a kids’ back-to-school book bingo!

For ages 12-18, we have a teen back-to-school book bingo! The program runs through September 30th and prizes will be available beginning August 10th.

For adults, we are beginning a new monthly reading challenge! Check out all of the details (including how to win prizes) on our Adult Reading Challenge page.