Washington Carnegie Public Library

Welcome from library director

My name is Teresa Heidenreich and I have been the director at WCPL since January 2009.  My connection to this library goes back a long way! As a child I sat on the wooden reading bench in the children’s room and devoured many books. I worked as a library student aide in high school & college.   After a short stint as an accountant, the realization hit that the field in which I was called to be in was library services.  Fortunately, there was an opening at the library and I was able to spend many years learning the ins-and-outs of library service while earning my Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University.

I feel very blessed to work in the community where I was raised and continue to live.  All of you matter.   My role as Library Director is to ensure that you receive the very best library services possible from our professional, resourceful, and helpful staff.  We strive to make every encounter a pleasant and rewarding experience. WCPL continues to expand its services, programs, and other resources to meet the needs of our growing community.  We offer a wide variety of fun and innovative programming to our public, including computer instruction classes, imaginative children’s programming, a local history/genealogy room for researching, thought-provoking book discussions, and a wide variety of mind expanding programs for adults.  Lastly, the WCPL website aims to provide all residents of the Washington area with useful and convenient library information, services, activities, and databases to assist in research and recreational needs. 

 I hope you will take the opportunity to visit our library, meet our dedicated and friendly staff, use our computers & wi-fi, check out materials, participate in activities and get to know us. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you at 812-254-4586 or teresah at washingtonpubliclibrary.org.

  • Hours

    Monday- Noon-8:00 pm
    Tuesday- Noon-8:00 pm
    Wednesday-10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Thursday- 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Saturday - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Sunday - Closed

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    300 West Main St.
    Washington, IN 47501
    812.254.4586