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Library is Open for Service!
(8/28/2020, Chris Brown)
The Library is Open! our regular hours:
Monday and Fridays: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm.
You will have access to Adult New Materials, Multi-Media, Audio Books, Large Print Books, Indiana Collection, Young Adult New Materials and Children's New Materials. The computers are ready for you, they are social distance from each other and time is limited to 30 minutes at a time and are sanitized after each use. We are still doing copies, faxes, lamination and notary services. The Children's library and the Young Adult and Adults' stacks are closed, but you will have access to all materials as our helpful staff will be glad to retrieve any material you want. We are making sure when you come to the library you are safe and always welcome. For more information feel free to call us at 765.762.6555 Stay Safe Warren County.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Wednesday beginning July 27, that he will sign an executive order requiring masks statewide. So please when you are out wear your mask. Our staff will be wearing them as they help you to ensure your safety as well as ours. Please keep a positive attitude for this will not last forever and the harder we work at defeating this virus the sooner we get back to normal. Remember the virus is the enemy not each other. Be kind.

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Grab n Go To Start at the library!
(5/27/2020, Chris Brown)
The Library board meet Tuesday, May 26th. Here is an update on The Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library is currently offering curbside service and home delivery. We are doing copies, faxes, laminating and notary on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Our library also serves the townships: Adams, Pine, Jordan and Liberty. Starting June 15th we will be open to the public for Grab and Go. The Main Stacks and the children’s library will be closed to the public, but our helpful staff will be glad to retrieve any materials patron would request. Bathrooms are for staff only! Computers are available by appointment and time limits will be 30 minutes. We would appreciate patron’s wearing face mask as we will be doing and also there will be a hand sanitizer in the entry we ask to be used on arrival and departing. The board has designated Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon is for Senior Only. We are also asking that patrons please leave books in the entry for returns, all library materials must be sanitized and quarantine for at least 24 hours before they are shelved and placed in circulation. We want to ensure the safety of our patrons.

Also during this process we are having renovations such new lighting we are switching to LEDs. We had a new metal roof installed last month, metal that looks like shingles. Isn't great looking? The whole library repainted. New window blinds, Carpets cleaned, new seat cushions, new handrails on the front steps, new security system and adding a bathroom in the children’s library. Oh and best yet a new LED digital sign in the front of the library. So much going on. All this and NEW BOOKS and Movies Arriving Soon!

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Library Open for Limited Contact Services! May 4th
(5/4/2020, Chris Brown)
Great News Williamsport and Surrounding Townships Our Facility is open to limited contact services! Call the library at 765-762-6555 to request materials. We will pull those materials and you can pick them up in the foyer. There will be a table with your order and your name will be attached with you receipt. If you are unable to come to the library due to immunio-compormised or home bound, call we will make arrangements for you to get materials delivered. This is the first step to getting back to a new normal. We will keep you up to date through our facebook page and our website. Remember our library's Overdrive Consortium is always operating! So you can download ebook, emagazines, audio books, streaming content. The library is also able to copy and fax for you please complete a order form in the entry, we will then collect the your request. we will contact you when your order is completer. Make sure you contact information is on the order. Copies are 25 cents per copy, so doulbe-sided is 50 cents. Faxes are a $1 for the first page and then 50 cents each additional page. So our library is still operating and the free WiFi is operational from our parking lot. Our librarians are busy conducting inventory, add to our history database. So you can still do your genealogy work from our website, nearly 80% of our records are digitized! Go have a look you might find a long lost ancestor. Our library is being sanitized from the basement up, so when are open you can rest assured we will be ready and safe. No fines or fees will be collected during this time. You can return library materials on the east side drop box. Please follow the State guidelines. Remember to wear a mask, frequently wash your hands, wear gloves, social distance, be safe.
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Library Closes Due to COVID-19
(3/23/2020, Chris Brown)
The Library will be closed at 4pm today, March 23, 2020. You may return materials in the drop box located on the east side. All late fees and fines will be forgiven during this period. Please stay safe and follow the advise from health officials and our Governor. We can get through this together.
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COVID-19 Library Services Effective March 17,2020
(3/17/2020, Chris Brown)
Starting today (March 17th, 2020) @ 12:00 pm. thru April 17th, 2020 - Williamsport-Washington Township Library will have limited service due to COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety.
We will be modifying our services. We would ask that if you have books to return - you use the book drop or leave your books in the foyer and we will take care of them. You may also return any movies or other digital items in the foyer. If you wish to check out materials we ask that you phone in your requests (765-762-6555) and we will check out the materials and they may be picked up in the foyer. If you are handicap or otherwise incapacitated we will work with you to provide requested materials.
For those who have internet or Wi-Fi, we can create an Overdrive, our steaming and electronic book service; it will give you access to over 60,000 more audio, book and periodicals. Our library’s Online Catalog is available at www.wwtpl.lib.in.us If you need fax or copies please call us we can set up a time to help you with those needs. Our Wi-Fi is always on and available from the outside as well. Together is the only way to beat this threat and keep our community safe. We thank you for your cooperation during this time.

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Library Programs Postponed until Further Notice
(3/12/2020, Chris Brown)
The Library staff and board want to ensure all our patrons will be safe and well with the concerns of COVID-19. We are taking measures to make certain the library remains a safe place, computers are being sanitizes after each use, books and materials as well. All staff are required to wash hands and use hand sanitizer. And lastly we would never want put your health or ours at risk, so at this time the library will postpone all programs until further notice. We hope soon, we will begin having programs and storytime. Please stay safe and well and follow the advise of our health officials. Best Regards, Chris Brown, Library Director.
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Library will be closed
(11/16/2019, Chris Brown)
The library will be closed Tuesday November 19th, from 10am to 5pm so we can update our integrated library software. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Food for Fine Forgiveness!
(10/30/2019, Chris Brown)
In the Season of Giving The Williamsport Public Library Food For Fine Forgiveness For every donation of a non-perishable food item you will receive up to $3.00 off your fines! Bring in a new toy get up to $10.00 off your fines! Through the month of November! Help the community & get your fines forgiven! Gets you access to over 45,000 library items such as Movies, Music, Books and More! Donated Items will go to local charities.
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Write Now! Writer's Club
(10/24/2019, Chris Brown)
New Writer's Club: Write Now! starting November 6th at 7pm at the Williamsport Public Library! Short Fiction Writers, Novel Writing, Non-Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Screenwriting, Playwriting. Come to the first meeting to see all the exciting things we will be doing!
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Friends Annual Christmas Open House
(10/18/2019, Chris Brown)
Thurday, December 12th, from 4pm to 7pm. Live Entertainment, Face Painting, Christmas Bingo, Cookie Decorating, crafts, Refreshments, Mrs. Claus’ storytime, and Santa will be here from 5pm to 7pm at The Williamsport Library!
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