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March 14, 2022 Staff

'Libraries Are at the Heart of Everything I Love'

Adult Services Librarian, Thea Hart, shares what inspired her career path, a must-read feminist author and some of her favorite places to go birding in Washington County.
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February 2, 2022 Catalog

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Children’s Fiction

Some series have serious staying power.
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January 25, 2022 Catalog

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Young Adult Fiction

Friendship and loyalty, secrets and lies, tragedy and hope. There’s a lot to love about YA novels. Here, the books patrons devoured last year.
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January 20, 2022 Catalog

Top 21 Movies of 2021

From superhero flicks and action films to book adaptations and period dramas, see what topped the checkout charts last year.
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January 11, 2022 Bookworm

'Truly My Happy Place' is How This Patron Describes His Favorite Library

Abilash Gunta, an immigrant from India, was awestruck by the beauty of the Hillsboro Brookwood Library and the freedom that came with having a WCCLS library card.
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January 6, 2022 Catalog

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Adult Non-Fiction

Surprisingly, none of these books were published in 2021. See what non-fiction reads patrons gobbled up last year.
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January 4, 2022 Catalog

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Adult Fiction

See which books made the list. Hint: John Grisham is still wildly popular and Washington County can’t get enough of Kristin Hannah.
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December 15, 2021 Bookworm

Amy Starke is a Serious Bibliophile

As a 9-year-old, she received special approval to check out books from the adult section of the library. Today she’s on a first-name basis with the staff at Garden Home Community Library where she has checked out more than 400 items since 2018.
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December 13, 2021 Catalog

10 Most Popular Books of 2021

The titles and series – new and old, for the young and the young at heart – that were most searched in our catalog this past year.
Book covers of Dune, Astrid the Sunstoppable and Lety Out Loud.
December 1, 2021 Catalog

Top 10 Searched Titles: November 2021

Discover the most popular books and series from last month. It's not too late to check one out.