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
New Large Print Books - January
New Adult Fiction Books - January
Horse and Soldiers & 911 Monument
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!
1000 Books Before 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
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