The following new books have been added to the Washington Public Library’s collection during the month of August.

Adult Fiction:

A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue Series; #1)

by Jennie Marts.

A Walk Along The Beach by Debbie Macomber.

A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky.

Blindside (Michael Bennett Series; #2) by James Patterson.

Camino Winds (Camino Island Series; #2) by John Grisham.

Collusion (Mayberry & Garrett Series; #1) by Newt Gingrich.

Courage Under Fire (True Blue K-9 Unit Series; #7) by Sharon Dunn.

Deadly Obsession (Steele Ops Series; #1) by April Hunt.

Die With The Outlaws (Matt Jensen; the last mountain man series; #11)

by William Johnstone.

Firestick (Firestick Series; #1) by William Johnstone.

Golden In Death (In Death Series; #50) by J.D. Robb.

Hideaway by Nora Roberts.

If It Bleeds by Stephen King.    

Killer Takes All (Duff MacCallister Series; #10) by William Johnstone.

Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops Series; #2) by April Hunt.

Look For Me (Detective D.D. Warren Series; #9) by Lisa Gardner.

Massacre at Crow Creek Crossing (Cole Bonner Series; #2) by Charles West.

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner.

Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak.

Shakedown (Mayberry & Garrett Series; #2) by Newt Gingrich.

Someone Like You (Baxter Family Collection; #7) by Karen Kingsbury.

Sunrise On Half Moon bay by Robyn Carr.

The 20th Victim (Women’s Murder Club Series; #20) by James Patterson.

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris.

The Last Flight by Julie Clark.

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin.

The Rifleman by Oliver North.

The Runaway Bride (Bride Ships Series; #2) by Jody Henlund.

The Summerhouse by James Patterson.

They Came to Kill (Preacher & MacCallister Series; #2) by William Johnstone.

Unyielding Hope (When Hope Calls Series; #1) by Janette Oke.

Walk The Wire (Amos Decker Series; #6) by David Baldacci.

You’ll Gonna Love Me (Thunder Creek Series; #2) by Robin Hatcher.

You’ll Think of Me (Thunder Creek Series; #1) by Robin Hatcher.

Adult Non-Fiction:

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede.

The Room Where It Happened: a White House Memoir by John Bolton.

The House of Kennedy by James Patterson

From The Inside Out: Harrowing Escapes from the Twin Towers of the World Trade

    Center by Erik Ronningen.

Large Print Books:

A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies Series; #4) by Lauraine Snelling.

An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman.

Arsenic and Old Books (Cat In the Stacks Mystery Series; #6) by Miranda James.

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

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series; #24) by Joanne Fluke.

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke.

Collision of Lies (Amara Alvarez Series; #1) by Tom Threadgill.

Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel.

Dead End (Kaely Quinn Profiler Series; #2) by Nancy Mehl.

Lavender Blue Murder (Tea Shop Mystery Series; 21) by Laura Childs.

Mending Fences (Deacon’s Family Series; #1) by Susanne Fisher.

One Little Lie (Pelican Harbor Series; #1) by Colleen Coble.

Sawbones (Sawbones Series; #1) by William Johnstone.

Secrets of My Heart (Willamette Brides Series; #1) by Tracie Peterson.

Springfield 1880 by William Johnstone.

Stitches In Time (Deacon’s Family Series; #2) by Suzanne Fisher.

The Jackals (Jackals Series; #1) by William Johnstone.

The Runaway Bride (Bride Ships Series; #2) by Jody Hedlund.

The Way of the Brave (Global Search & Rescue Series; #1) by Susan Warren.

Two Steps Forward (Deacon’s Family Series; #3) by Suzanne Fisher.


REOPENING Tuesday, June 23rd. Regular Hours.


• Do not come to the Library if you are sick

• Please use the provided hand sanitizer – It is required!

• Masks are recommended

• Maintain 6 feet social distancing from others

• Return Items in outside Book Return

• Only 10 people at a time are allowed in the Library

• Time in the library is limited to 30 min.

• Computers are for Essential Use only – No Gaming!

CURBSIDE SERVICE will continue for those who feel more comfortable not entering the Library.

ALL Library Materials returned will be quarantined for 72 hrs and sanitized before being available to check-out.

No fines will be charged on library materials at this time.


NO Inside returns of library materials.

NO Donations will be accepted.

NO Magazines or newspapers will be available.

NO Water Fountain.

NO Book Sale.

NO Interlibrary Loan Service at this time.

All toys including the train table are not available.

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Summer Reading Program 2020 (June 23th – July 29th)

This year’s program will be a little different. A Facebook event will be posted that will include a link to listen to an online story and participate in a fun, creative craft that will be centered around the book theme. To participate each family will need to sign up for the number of packets your family will need.This program is for children ages birth to 4th grade. For more information and to sign up your child call Glenda Uhlrich, the program director, at 785-541-0677 or send an email to:

The book link & craft will be ready on Tuesdays. You will need to pick up the craft packet at the following address: 116 E. College Street, Washington, KS. (at the trailer house). If you can’t pick it up on a Tuesday – packets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm. Please post pictures of the completed craft on the Library’s Facebook page.

If you know of anyone that does not have Facebook please pass this information on to them. Let’s have a FUN Summer!

Check-out Sunflower eLibrary

Since the Library is temporary closed & you are stuck at home — check out free ebooks and audiobooks from home with your library card! All current patrons of the Washington Public Library have a membership to Sunflower eLibrary.

Go to:
Click on the “Sign In” button located on the upper right part of the screen.
Use the pull down arrow to “Select your library from the list below”.
Scroll down & Choose “Washington Library”. Enter your library card # in the box indicated. Enter in your 5-digit zip code in the box indicated. Click on the “Sign In” button.

If you do not know your library card #, call the Library during regular hours to find out what it is. We may ask you a piece of identifying information before giving you the library card #.

LiBeary Tree Books

The Washington Public Library received 46 new childrens books through the LiBeary Tree Project sponsored by the GFWC Modern Pioneers Club. Total donations for those books were $462.00. Here are the list of titles given & donor for each.


Little One, God Made You Special – Given In Loving Memory of Kyrie Jo Tiemeyer, by Robin Sawin.

Silly Lullaby – Donated by Sharon Aufdengarten.

Old MacDonald Had A Truck – Donated In Honor of Ryan Gippner, by Kathy Clark.

Tractor Mac Colors On The Farm – Donated by Sharon Aufdengarten.

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas – Donated In Honor of Maverick, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

That’s Not My…Zebra’s Colors – Donated by Jeanne Walker.


Pete The Cat & the Perfect Pizza Party – Donated In Honor of Lacey Clark, by Kathy Clark.

1001 Thinks To Spot At Christmas – Donated by Jeannie Woltje.

I Do It Like This – Donated In Honor of Jessa Peters, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

1001 Animals To Spot – Donated In Honor of Keire, Kaiya, and Isaiah Nelson, by Linda Nelson.

Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess – Donated In Honor of Mrs. Peters 2019-2020 Kindergarten Class.

1001 Things To Spot On Vacation – Donated In Honor of Addy, Hudson, & Piper Macha, by Linda Nelson.

Three Cheers For Kid McGear – Donated In Memory Of

Buck Montague, by Staci Peters.

How Do You Go To Sleep – Donated by Bob King.

Good Night Little Blue Truck – Donated by Jordy and Jessa Peters.

Elbow Grease Vs. Motozilla by John Cena – Donated In Honor of Mason Schlabach, by Colleen Hillyer.

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush – Donated In Honor of our Grandchildren, by Lynda Woodcock.

Thelma The Unicorn – Donated In Honor of Anna O’Halloran, by Colleen Hillyer.

The Tale of the Tiger Slippers by Jan Brett – Donated by Henry Olson.


Exploring The Great Outdoors (Mercer Meyer) – Donated by Sharon Aufdengarten.

Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear – Donated by Mrs. Rundle.

Biscuit’s Snow Day Race – Donated by Sharon Aufdengarten.

Barbie’s I Can Be A Farm Vet – Donated by Maxine & Todd Lucas.

Wolves (National Geographic Readers) – Donated In Honor of 3rd Graders past & present of U.S.D. #222 & U.S.D. #108, by Lynda Woodcock.

Animal Architects (National Geographic Readers) – Donated by Henry Olson.


Sunny (Dog Diaries) – Donated In Honor of Kyle Clark, by Kathy Clark.

Danger On The Reef (Jake Maddox) – Donated In Honor of Betty Kastl.

Extreme Ice Adventure (Jake Maddox) – Donated In Honor of Jordy & Jessa Peters, by Ann Brandt.

Obstacle Challenge (Jake Maddox) – Donated In Honor of Betty Kastl.

Scurvy Dogs (graphic novel) – Donated In Honor of Micah, Jonathan, & Liam Nelson, by Linda Nelson.

Trail Trouble (Jake Maddox) – Donated In Honor of Betty Kastl.

Scurvy Dogs & the Dinosaur Boneyard (graphic novel) – Donated by Jean Kearn.

The Omega Operation (Axel & Beast Series) – Donated In Honor of Ian Schlabach, by Colleen Hillyer.

Castle Of Cyborgs (Axel & Beast Series) – Donated In Memory of our reading buddy Ellie, by Ryder Lutjemeier.

Beach Bound (Max E. James Series) – Donated by Sharon Pierce.

Birthday Bash Part 1 (Max E. James Series) – Donated by Sue Bartley.

Birthday Bash Part 2 (Max E. James Series) – Donated by Sharon Pierce.

Fishing Fever (Max E. James Series) – Donated In Honor Jordy Peters, by Grandpa & Grandma Peters.

Winter Wipeout (Max E. James Series) – Donated by Jeannie Woltje.

Crash Course (Max E. James Series) – Donated by Sharon Pierce.


Tales From A Not-So-Best Friend Forever (Dork Diaries) –

Donated In Memory of our reading buddy Ellie, by Maggie Lutjemeier.

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series) – Donated by Jean Kearn.

Masters of Mischief (Misadventures of Max Crumbly Series) – Donated In Honor of Jacie Kern, by Bill & Lou Kern.

The Case of the Buried Deer (Hank the Cowdog Series) –

Donated In Memory of Neil Bartley.

Escape From The Isle of the Lost (Descendants Series) – Donated In Honor of Spencer Kern, by Bill & Lou Kern.

I Survived The Battle of D-Day 1944 (I Survived Series) – Donated by Charlotte Hevelone.