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The mission of The WCLS is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen Washington County.

The Washington County Library System is a federated library system made up of the 14 independent libraries in Washington County.  Each library has its own board that is responsible for its governance, but they choose to work together to provide better library service for the entire County.

One of the ways that they work together is through WAGGIN, a shared catalog of over 750,000 items.  Through WAGGIN, Washington County Libraries join forces with libraries in Greene and Fayette Counties to provide a bigger selection of items than they would otherwise.

Annual Reports:

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
System Board Members

President:  Marsha L. Nolf 

Vice-President: Jenna Bigley

Treasurer:  Nancy Midla

​Secretary: Dawn Petrosky


Bruce McDowell 

Hila Saxer

System Services

  • Coordinate the filling of reports to state officials on behalf of the member libraries

  • System-wide Event Coordination such as our collaboration with Budd Baer Subaru for Share the Love

  • PR and Marketing including production of an annual report

  • Proclamation for National Library Week

  • Legal/Policy Assistance

  • Administrative Support and Guidance

  • Library Management for a Member Library

  • System Grants (Local Share, LSTA)

  • Creation of Webpages for Member Libraries


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