Who are we?

Washington County Library Partners is a non-profit, 501(c)3 foundation.  We are made up of community members committed to increasing awareness of our libraries and raising funds to help support:


more library resources, such as more books, ebooks and movies, as well as such items as computers;

increased library programming, such as book talks    by authors or special children’s programs.

Foundation funds are not used to supplant the Library’s operating budget.

The foundation supports County library branches that service the following communities and all Washington County communities:

Children listening to a librarian read a book for storytime
  • Hardwood Creek in Forest Lake
  • Park Grove in Cottage Grove
  • R.H. Stafford in Woodbury
  • Oakdale
  • Wildwood in Mahtomedi
  • Valley in Lakeland
  • Library Express service in Hugo, Marine and Newport

Girl using library computerBy the Numbers

  • more than 170,000 cardholders
  • 1.1 million visits
  • 2.2 million loans of books and other materials
  • 600,000 items in its collections
  • 121 public computers
  • 624 scheduled story times
  • 105,600 questions answered

[Figures from 2009]