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55 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301
  • I really enjoyed my visit to this wonderful place of knowledge and found everything you come to expect from modern, state of the art libraries
  • I recommend it for anyone who wants to know what a library smells like

    • by Lynn Star
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      From the moment you walk into them, some libraries smell like libraries. That was my first impression of the Citizen’s Library in Washington, PA.

      Though only in it’s current building about 50 years, the library was established in the 1870s by a leading citizen of the area.

      Many of the shelves and wooden desks and captain’s


      chairs and other fixtures from previous incarnations have survived and been used again to renovate the current facility.

      What a library should “smell” like is hard to articulate.

      You just know it when you smell it.

      It’s something in the books, maybe the special collections of reference materials or the local history and genealogy of the ...


      • area.

        There’s just that distinction about them.

        I really enjoyed my visit to this wonderful place of knowledge and found everything you come to expect from modern, state of the art libraries: a massive reference section, hundreds of periodicals and newspapers, audio-visual materials, and large type books for those whose eyesight ain’t what it used

        to be.

        They also house one of the largest genealogical collections in the area.

        Located within walking distance of the Washington and Jefferson College, this library gets plenty of use.

        Still, it’s a great place to visit and soak in history.

        I recommend it for anyone who wants to know what a library smells like.




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    Barbara Grealish Long says :

    I was hoping that I might obtain information regarding our home that my family lived in during the 1960`s. My sisters and I are graduates of THS. I worked for the Washington Chamber of Commerce located in the GW Hotel during the late 1960`s. My family lived in Judge Charles Chambers home. I never had a lot of interest in the history of our home while living there but I am hoping to find out as much history as I can obtain about my old home. If there is any information that you could share with me I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Barbara Grealish Long

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