Mission Statement

The Washington County Library System, which includes the Washington County-Jonesborough Library and the Gray Branch Library, provides materials and services to assist county residents to obtain information meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining a diversified collection to support the interests and needs of all library patrons, especially in the area of historical and genealogical research.

The library also provides a challenging environment for young children, teen, and adults designed to promote interest in, and appreciation for, reading and learning.

-Adopted by the Board of Trustees, September 20, 2011; last revised January 14, 2020

Role Statement

The selection of our library service priorities is the core element of all public library planning processes. The Washington County Library System focuses on the following roles:

Community Information Center
Independent Learning Center
Popular Materials Library
Preschooler’s Door to Learning
Local Historical Research Library

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