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


The Washington Public Library has the following IRS income tax forms & instruction booklets available:

Form 1040 (& instruction booklet) U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2017,
Form 1040A (& instruction booklet) U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2017,
Form 1040EZ (& instruction booklet) Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents 2017.


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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