Welcome to the Washington County Public Library

333 West Main Street

Springfield, KY 40069

(859) 336-7655

(859) 336-0256/fax

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The nucleus of the Washington County Public Library was actually  planted in September of 1955 when Miss Margaret Willis.  Three counties shared “a green truck” with one driver, Mrs. Gertrude Smith,  taking reading material to the  public in rural areas. In April 1962, the “green  truck” was exchanged for a larger bookmobile; however, the needs of the people could not be satisfactorily supported. In September 1963, a  sample library was set up in two very small rooms at the old L&N  Depot building.  

Washington County,  as of July 2, 1964, became an established Public Library District. The Library was moved to larger quarters in the  Burns building on West Main Street, where it opened its doors on October  13, 1964.  

Early in the year of 1965, the Library Board secured an option on a lot  of East Main Street between Carey & Son’s Funeral Home and the  Telephone Company office. On April 14, the ground was broken  for a “one story Colonial type building with a basement room under the  rear portion.” The total cost of this building, equipment, and lot was  approximately $119,000. 

In 2012, Washington County Public Library purchased a parcel of land  located between Fairgrounds Lane and Haydon Alley on US 150-West Main  Street. The Library was awarded a Public Library Facilities  Construction Grant from the State in 2015.  On  September 28, 2015 ground was broken at 333 West Main Street in  Springfield for the new 10,360 square foot library. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was  held on November 15, 2017…50 years of celebrating a library facility in  Washington County.  

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Washington County Public Library

333 West Main Street, Springfield, Kentucky 40069

(859) 336-7655