August 16th at Jessie Mays Community Center 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Finishers get a free book!
Everyone is welcome at this free event celebrating summer reading! Enjoy a bouncy house, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy. Meet Rojo the llama!
We are extending our library hours on Thursdays and Fridays and will now be open until 7:00 p.m.
There are summer reading programs for all age groups – Kids, Teens and Adults! So, whatever projects you have planned for this summer, our library has something for you. Resources to help you learn… grow, connect, and create… Join us this summer for books, movies, music, activities and fun… Summer is an exciting time at the library, so come join us for great books, special events and more… And together we can build a better world!
On August 30th at 7 pm, join us at the Library for a discussion of our current selection: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.
In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.
Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.
New patrons are always welcome to join our book discussions.
Did you know that your WCCLS library card can get you free admission to nine local cultural destinations? It’s true, but until now that admission has required coordination with your local library as well as a visit there to pick up a physical pass.
Starting May 8, you will be able to reserve Admission Passes to these destinations from the comfort of your own home. This service allows WCCLS library cardholders to browse destinations by date or venue and reserve, print or cancel admission tickets online. The new reservation system makes it easy to plan your next adventure or family trip!
Check www.wccls.org/culturalpass beginning May 8 to learn more.
The North Plains Public Library reaffirms that we welcome and serve every member of our community. As we witness unrest across our nation following this month’s historic national election, and learn about acts of violence, discrimination and bigotry in our communities, we remind everyone that public libraries are a refuge and a place of common ground. We welcome and include all people, and want every member of our community to feel safe and comfortable using our spaces and resources. We expect that library users will show each other the same respect.
As the American Library Association President, Julie Todaro, wrote, “Our nation’s libraries serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity.”
The libraries of Washington County encourage you to use our libraries for education, entertainment and enlightenment. We continue to welcome everyone into our libraries, our shared community gathering spaces.