Posted on: February 23, 2018

Spotlight: Book club picks available through Ebooks Minnesota

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Book clubs interested in getting their next read through Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection of more than 2,500 titles available to all Minnesotans, have a new resource at their disposal. 

Ebooks Minnesota has created Book Club Kits for t...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Community input sought on library building projects

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Washington County Library is asking residents who live near or use the Park Grove, Wildwood, and Valley libraries for their input as the library system moves forward with individual building projects at each of these three locations. Community engagement ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Spotlight: Why Ebooks Minnesota is a perfect tool for book clubs

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Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from Minnesota's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfictio...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

It’s not too late to join in on Winter Reads

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With two weeks left in our annual Winter Reads program, there’s plenty of time to add your book review to the entries for a chance to win a reward book pack. It’s easy to participate in the seasonal adult reading program. Simply stop b...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Spotlight: Checking out Instant Book Club Kits

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Oh, book clubs. Love to be in one, hate to organize one? Well, look no further than the Washington County Library Instant Book Club Kits. Everything you need to get started for your own book discussion group is included in the kit’s canvas bag. ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Our most popular books of January 2018

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Curious what other readers in Washington County have been checking out so far this year? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our most popular titles in nonfiction, audiobooks, and children’s fiction from January 2018. 

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Spotlight: Finding book recommendations using NoveList Plus

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Ever wonder how librarians are able to offer a perfect book recommendation in any genre you desire? In addition to being book lovers, many also rely on tools like NoveList Plus, a collection of read-alike recommendations that is also available to Washingt...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Read to Me totes offered to new and expectant parents

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Thanks to a partnership between Washington County Library and Washington County Public Health and Environment, new and expectant parents utilizing the county’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program will receive a tote bag full of useful reso...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Video games provide a gateway to the library

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Last fall, Washington County Library launched a new addition to our physical collection – video games! When the games for PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Wii U began circulating in October, we hoped they’d be embraced by current library u...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

New library cards designs unveiled

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All Washington County Library patrons are invited to pick a card, any card from seven newly designed library card options (click HERE to see the designs up close). The recently redesigned library cards offer patrons a chance to choose a library card that ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Spotlight On...Book Clubs

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Washington County Library offers great resources to help you launch or sustain your book club. Our tools can suggest your next title based on your clubs’ preferences, or offer up books written by Minnesota authors. We have book club kits that do...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes at the Library: Tech Services

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This piece originally ran on Washington County's employee news site in December 2017.

They talk like a team, they work like a team, but, most importantly, they feel like a team.

Marti Nystrom, Char Haukom, and Luann Corcoran are the people behind the scenes...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Grand re-opening marks new chapter for Lake Elmo Library, Washington County Library

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The hard work of many partners came to fruition on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the Washington County Library system opened the doors of Lake Elmo Library as its newest branch location.

Washington County Library conducted a grand re-opening to celebrate the tra...

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