Explore Knowledge, Discover Fun

The Centerville and Woodbourne libraries will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter so that our staff may spend time with their families. You may renew items, place holds, pay fines, access databases, and check out digital books on the Library’s website at any time.

Spring Forward with Friends

Renew your Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library membership, or become a new member this month to get early access to the Spring Book Sale. The Friends of WCPL assist the Library with general advocacy and raise funds for specific, short-term projects. The Friends Group hosts book sales and fundraising events, and provides the Library volunteer support as needed. Whether you volunteer or attend an event, your time and support helps the Library!

Half Off Library Fines!

Spring clean your library account! Stop in the Centerville or Woodbourne Library from April 13-19 and pay half your outstanding account balance, and the Library will waive the other half (up to $10). Lost and damaged items excluded.

Shop for Bargains at the Spring Book Sale

Get great deals on hundreds of books, movies, music and more priced $1-$5 at the Friends of WCPL Spring Book Sale, Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26. Thursday's Members Only Preview night will give Friends members an opportunity to shop from 5-9 PM. Memberships can be purchased at the door to gain entry. Membership forms are also available online. Friday, from 10AM - 6PM and Saturday, 10AM – 5PM, the sale is open to the general public. Fill a bag with books on Saturday for just $5!

Global Issues Scholar Series: World Health

Join us for this seven-week series that explores important issues and trends facing people across the world.

Sixth Night: World Health
Presented by Cristina Redko, WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, Director, Global Health Concentration, on Tuesday, April 22 from 7-8:30 PM at Hithergreen Center.

Dine at City BBQ for a Good Cause

The Friends of WCPL are taking over City BBQ at 5 E. Franklin St. in Centerville! Dine in or carry out on Monday, April 28 and 25% of all sales will be donated to the Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library! A coupon is required for sale to be donated. Coupons are available at Centerville Library and Woodbourne Library or online.

Shop for a Cause!

The Library is taking over Barnes & Noble, 2619 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. (by the Dayton Mall) on May 3 from 11 AM – 5 PM. Shop for yourself (or purchase an item off the Library's wish list) and a percentage of your purchase will go to support Washington-Centerville Public Library! Librarians will be on hand with activities for kids and personalized reading suggestions for all ages. Special storytime and guest appearance by Spot the Dog at 11 AM.

At the time of purchase, please present the Bookfair voucher or this ID 11313996 to ensure the Library gets credit for your purchase. Online purchases (made between May 3-8) through http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ will also support the Library!

Attend the Jewish Film Fest

The Library is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2014 Dayton Jewish Film Festival, April 24 – May 18. To learn more or to buy tickets, visit our online calendar, the festival’s website, or look over this year’s complete schedule.

2013 Annual Report

Supporting young learners, building life and job skills, and satisfying curiosity were the hallmarks of 2013. Find out how WCPL offered citizens a great return on their tax investment in the 2013 Annual Report.

Join the Big Read!

There’s still time to participate in The Big Read! Join other local residents in reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and then discuss the book with other participants, including discussions hosted by Washington-Centerville Public Library and other Big Read discussion sites.