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Posted on: September 4, 2023

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

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This month we’re excited to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month, an annual event where we join with the American Library Association to promote the benefits of a library card for students, families, and learners of all ages.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Prepare for Back to School with Tools from Your Library!

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Check out library materials, access research databases, and browse online tools to assist with class assignments in any subject.

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Get More Out of Libby

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With the Libby app, you can access ebooks, eaudiobooks, and digital magazines from all public libraries in the Twin Cities metro. Better yet - downloading the app is easy!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the app, along with ne...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Great Books for Pride Month!

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Each June we celebrate Pride Month, an annual recognition of the creativity and contributions made by LGBTQ+ Americans. Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, and has grown to include celebrations across the...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Celebrate Summer at Your Library!

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Our summer programs for kids, teens, and adults begin Wednesday, June 1 and continue through Saturday, August 19!  

Through the Summer Adventure program, kids ages 0-11 can read, learn, listen, and explore with an alien friend, Zorb. This flexible...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Library and Community Resources for Mental Health Month

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Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in our lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for an individual's overall health, and the ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Help us Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week 2023 logo: There's More to the Story

We hope you'll join us in celebrating National Library Week from April 23 to 29! This annual celebration offers the chance to recognize the important work libraries do in their communities each day – something we hope you agree with!


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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Find Legal Help at the Law Library

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Did you know Washington County has a Law Library?

Located conveniently in the Washington County Courthouse in Stillwater, the Law Library offers various services for residents and attorneys. Law librarians can help provide legal information and reference, ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Great books to celebrate Women's History Month

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Every March we recognize Women's History Month, an annual event that celebrates "the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Great books to celebrate Black History Month

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While it’s great to read diversely throughout the year, Black History Month is a particularly excellent time to pick up about Black history, experiences, and culture.

Black History Month was officially recognized beginning in 1976, but version ha...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Create Something New in the New Year!

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Did you know that January is considered International Creativity Month? The beginning of the year is a great time to dive deeper into an existing hobby or try something totally new.

Your local library has a ton of great books and ebooks to help you on your...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Meet Local Authors this Winter

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Write in our Midst is back! This annual series is part of our Winter Reads program for adults. Join Washington County Library for a series of virtual and in-person events to meet and hear from local Minnesota authors. Learn more about each event below, an...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Our Top Checkouts of 2022!

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Curious what books were most popular at Washington County Library this year? Wonder what your friends and neighbors are reading? Take a peek at our top checkouts from the year to see if your favorites made the list!

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Road to Decode Books for your Early Reader

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Road to Decode books are now available at all Washington County Library branches! If you have an emerging reader or a child with a learning difference, the Road to Decode Collection may be a great resource. See what titles are available or visit your loca...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Get more for free with your library card!

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When you think about using your library card, it's natural to think about what you can check out by coming into the library – books, magazines, video games, and more. But your library card also grants you access to digital tools and col...

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