Adult Fiction Red-Dot Books (1 week checkout time):

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline.

As You Wish (Summerhouse; #3) by Jude Deveraux.

Call Me Lonesome (Morgan Clyde; #2) by Brett Cogburn.

Honeysuckle Dreams (Blue Ridge; #3) by Denise Hunter.

How To Walk Away by Katherine Center.

Promise by Minrose Gwin.

Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

Storm Front (Montana Rescue; #5) by Susan Warren.

The 17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club; #17) by James Patterson.

The Fallen (Amos Decker; #4) by David Baldacci.

The Family Gathering (Sullivan’s Crossing; #3) by Robyn Carr.

The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

The Storm King by Brendan Duffy.

To The Moon and Back (Baxter Family Collection; #4) by Karen Kingsbury.

Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport; #28) by Joh Sandford.

Varina by Charles Frazier.




Adult Fiction Blue-Dot Books: 

The Outsider by Stephen King.

The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook.

Sweetbriar Cottage (Blue Ridge; #1) by Denise Hunter.

Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge; #2) by Denise Hunter.

The Sea Before Us (Sunrise At Normandy; #1) by Sarah Sundin.

Buzzard Bait (Widowmaker Jones; #2) by Brett Cogburn.

Spring Forward (Mystic Creek; #4) by Catherine Anderson.


Adult Non-Fiction Books: 

The Restless Wave: good times, just causes, great fights, and other

appreciations by John McCain.

Rooster; the life and times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the man who inspired True Grit by Brett Cogburn.

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: 700 great slow cooker recipes.

Jefferson’s Daughters; three sisters, white and black, in a young America

by Catherine Kerrison.

True Roots; a mindful kitchen with more than 100 recipes free of gluten,

dairy, and refined sugar by Kristin Cavallari.

Chappaquiddick; power, privilege, and the Ted Kennedy cover-up

by Leo Damore.

American Fire; love, arson, and life in a vanishing land by Monica Hesse.

Runaway Girl by Casey Watson.

The Silent Witness by Casey Watson.

Cruel to be kind; saying no can save a child’s life by Cathy Glass.

Hidden by Cathy Glass.



Young Adult Fiction Books:

All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire.

Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West.

Letters To The Lost (Letters to the lost; #1) by Brigid Kemmerer.

More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the lost; #2) by Brigid Kemmerer.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.










          A collection of Peter Rabbit memorabilia has been given to the Washington Public  Library by Judy Bridges and Clair Blenderman.
The collection features a tea set, which includes a decorative tea pot with cups & saucers, as well as stuffed plush animal characters
from the Peter Rabbit books written by Beatrix Potter. Several sets of the original series of Peter Rabbit books were also included in the donation.


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WHEN: Wednesdays, during the months of June & July
(except for July 4th Holiday – The Library will be closed)
Preschool Group: 10 am – 11 am
Kindergarten – 2nd grade Group: 1 pm – 2 pm
(school year child last finished)

WHERE: Washington Public Library, 116 E. 2nd Street,
Washington, Kansas

Children Must Be Registered to attend. Registration Forms are available at The Library. Please register your child by June 1st.
Children are encouraged to check-out library books after each session. If your child does not have a library card, parents need to bring a photo ID & proof of address such as a utility bill in order to sign them up for a library card. The volunteer director of the summer reading program this year is Kathy Clark.

LiBeary Tree Project

The LiBeary Tree Project sponsored by GFWC Modern Pioneers added 51 new childrens books to the Library.  Individuals donated $460.00 to purchase them. Here is a list of book titles & those who donated.


Steam Train, Dream Train Colors – Donated by: Sharon Pierce.

Construction Alphabet – Donated by: Sharon Wilgers.

My First Zoo; Let’s meet the Animals – Donated by: Lou & Bill Kern.

Get Dressed Max and Millie – Donated In Honor of Jordy Peters, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3 – Donated by: Sharon Pierce.

My First Word Book – Donated In Honor of Baby Jessa, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

Shh! Bears Sleeping – Donated by: Jordy Peters & Jessa Peters.



Marley Goes To School – Given In Memory of Tyler Burt, From Jan & Terry Taylor.

Tractor Mac Worth The Wait – Donated by: Ron & Marcia Funke.

The Antlered Ship – Donated In Honor of Kyle Clark, by Kathy Clark.

Small Walt – Donated In Honor of Jordy Peters, by Lynda Woodcock.

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site – Donated In Honor of Tanner Frank, by Peg Chapin.

Little Excavator – Donated In Honor of Ryan Gippner, by Kathy Clark.

Steam  Train, Dream Train – Donated In Honor of Marcia Martin (former Librarian), by Colleen Hillyer.

Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie – Donated In Honor of Quincy Callahan, by Jeanne Walker.

1001 Things To Spot On The Farm – Donated In Honor of Grandchildren, by Lynda Woodcock.

A Bike Like Sergio’s  –  Given In Memory of Tyler Burt, by Terry & Jan Taylor.

Tractor Mac Teamwork – Donated by: Jordy Peters & Jessa Peters.

Tractor Mac New Friend – Donated In Honor Grandson Jordy Peters, by Lynda Woodcock.



Peter The Cat; Snow Daze – Donated In Honor of Baby Jessa, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

Just An Adventure At Sea by Mercer Mayer – Donated by: Ann Brandt.

Pete The Cat & The Lost Tooth – Donated In Honor of Jordy Peters, by Grandma & Grandpa Peters.

Biscuit Feeds The Pets – Given In Memory of Jeff Dusin, by Nola & Gary Dusin.

Chase’s Space Case (Paw Patrol) – Donated by: Bill & Lou Kern.

Berenstain Bears Gone Fishin’! – Donated by: Henry Olson

Pete The Cat & The Cool Caterpillar – Donated In Honor of Lacey Clark, by Kathy Clark.

Paddington At The Barber Shop – Donated In Honor of Carter Richling, by Debbie Tegethoff.



Calvino (Horse Diaries #14) – Donated by: The Bentz Children – Makinna, Wyatt,  Joree.

Punter’s Pride by Jake Maddox – Donated by: Jean Kearn.

Rolf (Dog Diaries #10) – Donated by: Dr. Phil & Lainie Bentz, The Animal Health Center.

Squad Struggles by Jake Maddox – Donated by: Sharon Pierce.

Hoop Hustle by Jake Maddox – Donated In Honor of Krystal Schuette McClain, by Carol Hergott.

Full Court Dreams by Jake Maddox – Donated by: Sharon Pierce.

Rebound Time by Jake Maddox – Donated In Honor of Lydia Callahan, by Jeanne Walker.

Volleyball Victory by Jake Maddox – Donated by: Sharon Pierce.



Wildcats Slam Dunk by Jake Maddox – Donated by: Lou & Bill Kern.

Tales From A Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe (Dork Diaries #12) –  Donated by: Jean Kearn.

The Secret Pledge (Hank The Cowdog #68) – Donated by: Sharon Wilgers.

Middle School Mayhem (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #2) –  Donated In Honor of Krystal Schuette McClain, by Carol Hergott.

The Case of the Wandering Goats (Hank The Cowdog #69) – Donated by: The Bentz Children – Makinna, Wyatt,  Joree.

The Getaway (Diary of A Wimpy Kid #12) – Donated In Honor of Dominic Holt, by Phyllis & Richard Applegarth.

The Case of the Troublesome Lady (Hank The Cowdog #70) – Donated In Honor of Ethan Schuette, by Carol Hergott.

The Grabbem Getaway (Axel & Beast Series; #1) – Donated In Honor of Tucker Claycamp, by Debbie Tegethoff.

Antarctic Attack (Axel & Beast Series; #2) – Donated In Honor of Kale Applegarth, by Phyllis & Richard Applegarth.

Tropical Tangle (Axel & Beast Series; #3) – Donated In Honor of Tyson Richling, by Debbie Tegethoff.

Robotic Rumble ( Axel & Beast Series; #4) – Donated by: Marcia & Ron Funke.

I Survived The American Revelotion, 1776 – Donated by: Jean Kearn.



Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories; #1) – Donated by an anonymous donor.

Nature Attacks (I Survived True Stories; #2) – Donated In Honor of Ian Graham, by Susan & Larry Graham.

Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories; #3) – Donated In Honor of Wyatt Applegarth, by Phyllis & Richard Applegarth.







  The following Large Print fiction books have been given to the Washington Public Library in memory of Dorothy Sawin.

With You Always by Jody Hedlund

        (Orphan Train Series; book #1)

The Preacher’s Lady by Lori Copeland

Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

        (Virtues & Vices of the Old West Series; book #3)

Under The Summer Sky by Lori Copeland

        (Dakota Diaries Series; book #2)

Heart On The Line by Karen Witemeyer

        (Ladies of Harper’s Station Series; book #2)

Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson

        (Heart of the Frontier Series; book #2)

Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

        (Heart of the Frontier Series; book #3)

A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller

        (Amish of Birch Creek Series; book #1)

The Loyal Heart by Shelley Gray

        (Lone Star Hero’s Series; book #1)

An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Gray

        (Lone Star Hero’s Series; book #2)

Love Held Captive by Shelley Gray

        (Lone Star Hero’s Series; book #3)

This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick

Christmas At Carnton by Tamera Alexander

What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

        (Misty Willow Series; book #3)

These Healing Hills by Ann Gabhart


A weekly storytime program called the “Wednesday Morning Storytime” met for the first time on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.  After a couple of weeks, the library found a time scheduling conflict with those who wanted to attend. It was decided to change the meeting time to 10 am to 10:30 am. This program will meet every Wednesday morning, except during the weeks of the summer reading program. Sue Bartley, Assistant Librarian, is in charge of the program.  She will be reading a couple of books to the kids, and leading them in singing a song or two.  The kids will be doing a simple craft that they can take home. Children will be encouraged to check out a couple of books at the end of each storytime session. Children should be registered & accompanied by an adult during storytime at the Library.  Please make sure your child has a library card in good standing (meaning no overdue books, or fines). If your child doesn’t already have a library card, we will need a parent’s ID (such as a driver’s license) & proof of address (such as a utility bill) to get that paperwork done. See the Washington Public Library’s Facebook page for pictures taken & a list of actives from previous storytimes. 


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The Library is now participating in a nation-wide program called 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN.  Folders with information about the program, along with reading log sheets will be available when you register your child. The goal is for each child to have 1000 books read to them before starting Kindergarten. For every 100 books reached, the Library will  celebrate the milestone with a picture posted of the child. Small prizes will be given for motivation. When the final goal of 1000 books is reached, we will submit a picture of the child to the newspaper.

You can find out more at Come to the library to register your child and pick up your folder with  materials to get you started.

For more information, please contact the Library at 785-325-2114.


The following two books were donated to the Library:
Gravel and Grit; Childhood Memories of Life on a Kansas Farmby Rosemary Dahlberg.
Book Summary: Author Rosemary Dahlberg, daughter of Carl & Clara Dague, takes a look back to the Kansas farm located in the Ash Creek Community of Washington County where she grew up in the 1930s and 1940s. She shares her memories of how she met life’s issues head on. Life lessons involving her beloved dogs, her classmates, and her neighbors are experienced & lessons learned, sometimes the hard way. World War II, a tornado, and family loss all bring changes to Rosemary and her family.
(This book was donated in honor of all residents of the Ash Creek Community, both past and present, by Janet (Rowland) Keller.)
“Hometown Memories: Drive-In Movies and General Stores”
Book Summary: A collection of memories of “the good old days” of rural Kansas residents. The front cover of the book lists that the book contains tales from Northeastern Kansas. However several contributors have ties to Washington County, KS. Here are a few current & former residents that have shared their stories: Dennis Brungardt, Jerry Brungardt, Sandra Brungardt, Mary Finlayson, Dale Keesecker, Diane Miller, James (aka Jim) Smart, and Dan Thalmann.
(This book was donated by: Dennis Brungardt, formerly of Washington, KS.)
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