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Posted on: February 24, 2022

County approves 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan

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Park Grove Library was built at its current location on Hemingway Avenue in Cottage Grove in 1984. Over the past several years, Washington County has worked with multiple departments, local community members, and the City of Cottage Grove to plan for the ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

County to include Park Grove Library renovation in 2022 bond

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Washington County has planned for a $5 to $6 million renovation for the existing Park Grove Library facility in the most recent Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

The Board of Commissioners held a workshop to review a draft of the 2020-2024 CIP on Tuesday, Oc...

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Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Additional time allows for Park Grove Library location discussions

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the final 2019 – 2023 Capital Improvement Plan at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, which removed the Park Grove Library building project from the list of projects slated for funding in 2019. The move ...

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Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Existing libraries offer inspiration for future of Park Grove Library

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Nearly 70 people attended the second community engagement meeting for the Park Grove Library building project on Monday, April 16. 

Jennifer McMaster of HGA Architects gave a brief presentation at the start of the event, highlighting some of the m...

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Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Nearly 90 people attend first community engagement meeting

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More than 90 people visited Park Grove Library on Tuesday, March 20 to offer their ideas about how to building a new library of the future on the site. At the open house event, visitors were invited to write down answers to five questions on posters aroun...

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Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Community engagement events scheduled for Park Grove Library

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Residents and patrons are invited to contribute their thoughts and opinions through a series of community meetings that will be conducted in early 2018. 

The community engagement events are scheduled:

Tuesday, March 20, from 4 - 7 p.m. at Park Grov...

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Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Architecture firm selected for Park Grove Library project

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson, Inc. to design a new building for Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove. 

Building for the Future: Park Grove Library
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Target Completion Date: Fall 2020

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The Park Grove Library was built at its current location on Hemingway Avenue in Cottage Grove in 1984. When the building was evaluated by Washington County Public Works, it was estimated to need millions of dollars in future repairs, not including updates...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Recommended Reads for Black History Month

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Celebrate the contributions and triumphs of Black Americans during Black History Month, with our recommended reads for all ages.

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Stay Warm with Winter Reads

Winter Reads.

Winter Reads occurs each year in January and February to encourage reading and community for adults. Participants read books and then submit reviews for a chance to win prizes. The first review will earn a cozy hat this year, and each one after enters the...

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Life at the Library
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Library Mobile App Unavailable

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The Washington County Library mobile app is not working at this time, due to service issues with our current vendor. As a result, information about your account is likely inaccurate. We're sorry for the disruption of this popular tool!

Many Twin C...

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Life at the Library
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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Life at the Library
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Great Reads for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the contributions Indigenous Americans have made in the United States. It's also an opportunity to recognize the diverse cultures, traditions, and history of Indigenous tribes a...

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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: 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.

If you don'...

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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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Life at the Library
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!

The...

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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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