Washington Public Library


Tuesday 10:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 5:00
Thursday 10:00 - 7:00
Friday 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9- 5:00
Sunday-Monday Closed

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New Large Print Books - January

New Adult Fiction Books - January

Horse and Soldiers & 911 Monument

Horse and Soldier Monument Dedication

Horse Soldiers & 911 Monument 

21 years ago a small band of Green Berets were inserted into Afghanistan after 9/11. This group used horses and laser-guided bombs to overthrow the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. A sculpture was commissioned to recognize the bravery of American special forces and the real horse soldiers of the movie,  12 Strong. The film tells the story of U.S. Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. This sculpture/monument is to remember their time of sacrifice, unity, and brotherhood.

We continue to celebrated these men and their accomplishments. Washington’s native son, Mark Nutsch, led this group of “12 Strong” into battle as the first Americans fighting back after the 9-11 attacks on the United States. 

Mark Nutsch is also the author of a non-fiction book “Swords of Lightning: Green Beret Horse Soldiers & America’s Response to 9/11” which is a first person account of their experience. 

The monument is located on the west side of the courthouse square in Washington, KS

Frequently Asked Questions

Come inside and fill out the application.  Two forms of ID are required.  1.  Photo ID. 2.  Proof of address.  Ex. Utility Bill.

Kansas Library eCard

This is the card that most Kansans need and can be obtained at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.  It provides access to digital materials available to all Kansas residents (ebooks/audiobooks, research databases).  It is not so much a “card” as it is a login for online materials.  Your library may give you a paper card that looks similar to this, if you have an older orange card, please make sure your card is still active by using the Library eCard Login.

To access FREE resources that includes online courses like Universal Class, Learning Express, and Mango Languages.  It includes research for kids like Tumble Books, BookFlix, and more.  It includes online resources for History and Genealogy, Health, Medical & Science, State and Government, Educator materials, Business and Technology resources, Career Information, Literature Information, and resources in Spanish.  All FREE!  Stop and ask your Librarian how to get started!

Login to our Catalog and see all the materials we have to offer.  Come in or call to get your card! 

Borrow eBooks & Audiobooks free from our library.  This service is free with your library card. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and or toddler.  The goal (yes you can repeat books) is to have 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten.
If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years, and 1,095 in three.

Stop in to the library to find out how to begin.

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116 E. 2nd, Washington, KS 66968

Open Hours:

Tuesday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed

116 E. 2nd
Washington, KS  66968-1916
Phone:  (785) 325-2114
Fax: (785) 510-6024


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