Candidate Forum, July 23 6:00pm

The Missourian Media Group, Scenic Regional Library, and Washington Public Libraryare hosting candidate forums for Franklin County First and Second District Commissioner races, as well as Missouri Legislative District 109 and 119 races for the August 6 primary election.  The Monday, July 8 forum will be held at the at Scenic Regional Library’s Union branch, located at 251 Union Plaza Drive at 6:00 PM.  The forum will include candidates for the Second District Commissioner race, as well as the Missouri Legislative District 119. The Tuesday, July 23 forum will be held at the at the Washington Public Library, located at 410 Lafayette Street at 6:00 PM.  The forum will include candidates for the First District Commissioner race, as well as the Missouri Legislative District 109. Submit Questions for the candidates at: https://bit.ly/SRLForum Livestream will be at the Scenic Regional Library Facebook.

» Read more

New Mobile Printing Service – Princh

#PrintwithPrinch at our library! You can use your own mobile device or laptop to easily and securely print at our library! You can also print from home, and stop by the library to pickup your prints. To Print a File or picture from your phone/tablet,laptop: 1. Go to Print.princh.com 2. Enter the Printer Code for Washington Public Library: 109704 3. Or scan the QR Code with your mobile device: To print from an email, download the Princh app to your device. Need Help?For a Laptop device, click here.For a Mobile device, click here.

» Read more

Reminiscence Kits Now Available

Washington Public Library has a collection of MEternally Reminiscence Kits available for checkout. These kits contain materials for anyone who has been personally diagnosed or is caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory issues that can benefit from reminiscence therapy. Reminiscence therapy is a great way to help seniors recall memories, process emotions, and strengthen social bonds. The kits are designed to help them reminisce, connect with their past, and share stories with their peers in a safe, enjoyable setting. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Visit our catalog here to see what kits we offer, and to place a hold.

» Read more

Become a Vendor @ the 2024 Missouri Book Festival

Missouri Book Festival Red Logo

The Missouri Book Festival celebrates the best of regional life, culture, and history with an array of dynamic programming meant to promote literacy and encourage reading. The 2024 Festival will take place Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. As part of the Festival’s Saturday activities, we invite Missouri authors, artisans, booksellers, makers, and merchants to be a part of the Missouri Book Festival’s vendor fair on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. around the Washington Public Library in Washington, Missouri. Visit the Missouri Book Festival website to fill out the application.

» Read more

Press Release: Washington Public Library awarded 2024 Memory Kits Grant

Washington Public Library has been awarded a 2024 Memory Kits Grant in the amount of $1,790.00. With these funds, the library will add 15 Reminiscence Kits that will be available for 2-week checkouts. Kits include subjects such as “Remembering the 1950s,” “Spring,” “Handyman,” and “Remembering Pets.” According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6 million Americans lives with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia-related disease. Reminiscence therapy was developed as a way or interacting with someone in the present by looking backwards in our lives. The library will offer these kits as a way of supporting the vulnerable older adults in our community. The Backpack Kits include a DVD, Photo/Activity Cards, and a Busy Bottle. The 15 themed kits are: We offer a hearty Thank You to the Missouri State Library and it’s staff for supporting this project. They are an essential resource for the continued improvement and relevance of Missouri’s public libraries. Or, in their preferred wording: This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

» Read more
1 2 3 10