Washington County Public Library to receive grant funding for facility expansion
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Washington County Public Library to receive grant funding for facility expansion

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced Friday, Feb. 2, the Washington County Public Library will receive nearly $4 million to expand their existing facility. The grant cost is $3,997,816. It will go towards expanding the Chipley Branch by 6,400 square feet.  Of that, 2,600 square feet will be added to the west side of the existing…

Washington County Library applies for grants to expand and update Vernon and Chipley branches
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Washington County Library applies for grants to expand and update Vernon and Chipley branches

Dmoore@kentsmith.biz Expansion and updates could be coming to the Chipley and Vernon branches of the Washington County Public Library system in the form of two grants. The first grant is federal funds that are administered through the State of Florida Office of Broadband.The request is for $4 million, with the option to apply for $2…

Alzheimer’s ‘Brain Bus’ brings awareness 
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Alzheimer’s ‘Brain Bus’ brings awareness 

NAN THOMPSONNthompson@kentsmith.biz The big purple bus “Brain Bus†rolled into Chipley on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Washington County Public Library. Rob Harris, care and support program manager, offers support information, resources and more to those that come to the bus.  The Brain Bus covers 67 counties throughout Florida, bringing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease for…

Washington County Public Library hosts Tiny Art Show and Auction
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Washington County Public Library hosts Tiny Art Show and Auction

By Diane M. Moore dmoore@kentsmith.biz The Washington County Public Library hosted a Tiny Art Show and fundraiser auction on Thursday, Sept. 14. Participants were given a 4×4 canvas to take home and create a “mini masterpiece†in the medium of their choice. Entries have been on display since Sept. 4 and will be included in…

Library unveils nature trail to walk, learn
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Library unveils nature trail to walk, learn

A ribbon cutting was held last week at the Washington County Library’s Chipley branch for the newly installed United Way Born Learning Trail. The trail is the product of a partnership between the Washington County Health Department and the Washington County Public Library. “We are passionate about kids learning,†Library Director Renae Rountree said. “And…