Mission Statement

The Washington County Library System, which includes the Washington County-Jonesborough Library and the Gray Library Branch, provides materials and services to assist county residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining a diversified collection to support the interests and needs of all library patrons, especially in the area of historical and genealogical research.

The library also provides a challenging environment for young children, teen, and adults designed to promote interest in, and appreciation for, reading and learning.

-Approved by the Library Board of Trustees July 18, 2017

Community Role Statement

The selection of library service priorities is the core element of all public library planning processes. The Washington County Library System focuses on the following roles:

‣ Community Information Center
‣ Independent Learning Center
‣ Popular Materials Library
‣ Preschoolers’ Door to Learning
‣ Local Historical Research Library

-Approved by the Library Board of Trustees July 18, 2017

Library Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library sets all library rules, regulations, policies and procedures; sets the library budget; approves expenditures; and appoints and supervises the library director. Board meetings are open to the public and occur on the second Tuesday of every other month at 5:00 p.m., alternating meeting location between the two library branches.

➣ Current Board of Trustees

Gene Hurdt, Chairman
Steven R. Campbell, Vice Chairman
William Grandy
Brenda G’Fellers
Janet Gray
Rufus Huston