September 20 was a big day for the Washington County Library. In fact, it was a day that brought about $8,000 worth of materials to the library at no cost.
Washington County Public Library Director Joy Wandrey received an e-mail early on the morning of Friday, Sept. 19, informing her that the Lexington Public Library would be having a sale of equipment no longer used there. The e-mail featured a list of several items, but she was informed that other items would also be available.
“I looked at the list of items she sent with the e-mail and saw several things of use to Washington County Public Library,” Wandrey said. “I called to ask that a few things be held back for us, and to let her know that we would be there Saturday morning. When I arrived at the old Northside Branch, there were many more items than had been listed.”
Wandrey and her husband took their Jeep and a pull-behind trailer. They loaded it and came home with two coin-operated photocopier/printers, a color printer, several computer monitors, a small television and other items.
“A few of these items will need some maintenance before we can use them. They have been in storage for a while in some cases,” she said. “We are very excited at the additional functionality that this equipment will afford our library.”