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Washington District Library Community Needs Survey 2019

Community Needs Survey

For a chance to win a $50 Washington Chamber gift certificate, please fill out our community needs survey. We want to hear from you! Take five minutes to tell us what you want to see in the library. Ten lucky survey respondents will win a gift certificate.

You can access the survey here. Prefer a paper survey? Stop by the library to pick one up.

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Friends of Washington Library Book Sale

It’s time for the spring book sale!

The sale will be open the following dates and times. In order to enter the Friday preview event, you must be a member of Friends of Washington Library or pay $5. You can join FoWL and pay dues that night, as well.

Friday 5:00-7:00 – All items $1 except current bestsellers $2
Saturday 9:00-5:00 – All items $1 except current bestsellers $2
Sunday 1:00-5:00 – All items $1 except current bestsellers $2
Monday 9:00-6:00 – All items half price
Tuesday 9:00-8:00 – Plastic grocery bag full for $3
Wednesday 9:00-8:00 – By donation or free
Thursday 9:00-12:00 – By donation or free

Sale includes thousands of books of all genres and topics. All proceeds go toward adding popular items to the collection, paying for additional programs, covering expenses for the children’s department and summer reading.

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Explore More Illinois

Washington cardholders now have access to passes to cultural institutions throughout Illinois via the Explore More Illinois program!  Click on this link, log in with your library card number and PIN and search for available passes you can reserve.  Participating attractions include the Peoria Riverfront Museum, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Kidzeum and more.  New attractions are joining the program all the time!  More information can be found here.

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Wi-Fi Hotspot

The library is now circulating a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot! This will allow patrons access to 4G internet.
-The hotspot checks out to Washington District Library adult cardholders only.
-The hotspot can only be checked out at the Main Library and must be returned to the front desk of the Main Library.
-It checks out for 1 week. It can be renewed for 1 additional week if it does not have holds on it.
-Holds can be placed by Washington District Library adult cardholders to be picked up at the Main Library. It will not be sent through delivery to other libraries.
This is a test program. If it is determined to go well, additional hotspots will be added, for both the Main and Branch libraries.
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Donations for April Book Sale

The library is accepting donations for the Friends of Washington Library (FoWL) spring book sale March 18th-30th.  All donations can be brought to the front desk of the Main Library during normal operating hours.  No textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS, cassette tapes, or Reader’s Digest compilations, please.