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We have a host of materials, resources,
programs and activities designed just for
you, your family, and friends. Where can
we take you?
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For a main library virtual tour click here
then select Library from the drop down list. is packed with educational
material. Click on the logo to get started!

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audiobooks to compatible devices
thru the Alliance Digital Media Library
using your library card number and PIN.
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Main Library.

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Washington Library cardholders can
download eBooks and audiobooks thru
the eRead Illinois digital library. Visit
Help for more information about using
eRead Illinois, the free app, device
compatibility, tips, and troubleshooting.

Available at the library!

ReferenceUSA® provides library cardholders
instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth
information on 17 million U.S. businesses
and 210 million U.S. residents.

Community Power Project
A collection of photos and documents
recovered from the tornado are being
housed at the Washington District
Library located inside Five Points.
Please share this with affected families.
Click on the link below for more information:
Found Items Information.

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Summer Reading:
"Reading by Design"

June 5 - July 14
New this year, if everyone in your household
registers for Summer Reading, you will be
eligible to enter a drawing for incredible
family prizes!

Sign up your kids, ages 0-11, for loads
of fun at the library all summer long!
Click Here for more information.

Teens, ages 12-18, stop by the Main
or Branch Library to sign up for this
year's design-themed Teen Summer
Reading Program! Click Here for
more information.

Adults can sign up for Book Binge, our
adult summer reading challenge that starts
June 1 and continues until September 1.
Click Here for more information.

44 Years in Darkness
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30pm
Local author Sylvia Shults returns to
speak about her latest book,
44 Years in Darkness: A True Story
of Madness, Tragedy and Shattered
. Rhoda Derry was committed by
her family to an almshouse and lived
in horrific conditions for four decades
before being rescued by a doctor at
Peoria State Hospital. A chilling history
of local mental health care.

Brown-Bag-It Entertainment
Wednesday, June 28, 11:30am
Bring your kids and lunches to the Main
Library for Wildlife Prairie Park's animals!
Drinks are provided.

Genealogy Meetup
Friday, June 30, 2:30pm
Join us at the Main Library to share your
recent genealogical finds with others
Get help using Ancestry Library Edition
and other library resources to explore
your family's history at the Main Library.
Light refreshments provided.

Brown-Bag-It Entertainment
Wednesday, July 5, 11:30am
Bring your kids and lunches to the Main
Library for a STEAM Power competition!
Compete with other kids in engineering
challenges. Kids 0-6 will build cup towers.
Kids ages 7+ will build boats. Drinks are

New! Monthly Knit Night
Tuesdays: July 11, 6:30pm
Knit night is for all skill levels -- or let us
teach you how! Bring your yarn for a laid
back evening of conversation, tips, and

Brown-Bag-It Entertainment
Wednesday, July 12, 11:30am
Bring your kids and lunches to the Main
Library for Abbey Cook's Sign & Sing.
Drinks are provided.

Writing Workshop
Tuesday, July 18, 6:30pm
Writers of all levels of experience are
invited to bring their latest projects to the
Main Library for feedback in a supportive
environment. We'll open with a short
writing exercise or game, followed by a
workshop-format discussion.