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At the Library

By LeAnn Kunz, Washington Public Library | Sep 09, 2013

Do you know someone who does not have a library card at the Washington Public Library? September is Library Card Signup Month and we are looking for new patrons!

Anyone who signs up for their first card will receive a voucher for two free books from our soon-to-be-opening used book store. All that is required to receive a library card is an ID with your current address.

Can anyone beat the benefits of a library card? We don’t think so.

As a patron you have free access to best-selling books, including your favorite authors! If you have an e-book device you can download records through our WILBOR or Tumblebooks databases. We offer books for every age group, from babies to seniors and for every interest, from baseball card collectors to history buffs! If you want to learn a new hobby, improve your financial situation, or are looking for gardening ideas we probably have a book for that! Can the big, online bookstores give you all your books to read at no cost?

Your library also provides public computers, including laptops, with Internet access. There is wi-fi throughout the building. Why pay Internet fees when you can use it for free at your library?

We have subscriptions to online databases so that you can learn a foreign language, practice testing for a career certification or licensing exam, or search your family genealogy. Why purchase a database you only need for a short amount of time?

If you are a newspaper or magazine reader, we hold print subscriptions to local newspapers and we have print and e-book subscriptions to download magazines to your personal digital devices. Why pick up that current issue in the grocery aisle and add to your bill? We have DVDs and music CDs for your weekend entertainment. Why pull out money for a rental movie when you can save your bills by checking one out at the library?

We haven’t even mentioned how you can decorate your home or office with a library art print. Why buy a permanent piece when you can borrow ours for free and change them on a whim? On top of all that, your library offers free programs all year long for every age group, including story times, book clubs, craft programs, movies, special interest lectures and classes, and even piano concerts. And really, where else in town can you simply sit and relax in a comfortable chair on the quiet second floor with a view of the downtown square and Central Park?

The benefits are priceless. The card is free. The library is your Washington Public Library.

The following new materials are available.

Adult Fiction

Madd Addam by Margart Atwood, Wreaths of Glory by Johnny D. Boggs, Never Go Back by Lee Child, W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton, Doom Patrol by L. P. Holmes

Large Print Fiction

The Highway by C. J. Box, Never Go Back by Lee Child, The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson, Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen

Young Adult Fiction

Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child, The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle, To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

Juvenile Fiction

Hunter Moon Hangs Out by Patricia Reilly Giff, It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green by Dan Gutman, Risked by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Playing With Fire by Bruce Hale

Adult Nonfiction

An American Century of Photography by Keith F. Davis, War/Photography by Anne Tucker

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