What’s New at the Library

Updated Covid-19 Policies

We have updated our library building policies regarding Covid-19 mitigation.

What’s Different:

  • Masks must be worn unless you are fully vaccinated (it has been more than two weeks since your final shot).
  • Patrons and staff are expected to practice social distancing (6 feet apart) whenever possible.
  • Limited capacity at both libraries.
  • Meeting room and study rooms are available for groups of limited size.
  • In-person programming will resume with limited capacity.
  • Games, toys and most seating have been returned and will be regularly disinfected.
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Public services are disinfected hourly.
  • We have returned to pre-pandemic computer usage policies.
  • There is no quarantine on returned items and both indoor and outdoor book drops are available.
May Programs and Events

May 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.

April Programs And Events

April Programs and Events

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

March Activities and Events

March 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.

February Events

February 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.

Tax Help

AARP Tax Help

UPDATE: All of our tax appointment slots are now full.

We have limited tax appointments available at the Main Library courtesy of AARP! Appointments will be a bit different this year.

  1. Appointments can be scheduled in person or by calling the library at (309) 444-2241.
  2. Every tax filer will have two appointments scheduled one week apart (at the same time slot).
    • Appointment 1- You will bring in everything you need to file your taxes and your already filled out information packet*.
    • Appointment 2- (which will be at the same time a week later) You will review and sign your completed return.

*Prior to your first appointment, you must have the information packet already filled out.  There WILL NOT be time to fill it out at your first appointment. Information packets are available for pick up at the information desk at the Main 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.

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