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Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch
LEED Silver Certification building, Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch at Hagerstown, Maryland

Serving Washington County, Maryland, and the Cumberland Valley since 1898, the Washington County Free Library System is dedicated to serving the personal, educational, and professional information needs of our communities. WCFL promotes community enrichment and economic vitality by providing information and library materials in a variety of formats.

Founders of America's first bookmobile and the second oldest county-wide library system in the United States, we are proud of our years of service and innovation.

Governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees, WCFL is pledged to helping government, business, education, and community leaders reach Washington County's vision of excellence.

The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Library branch of the Washington County Free Library was designed as a state of the art educational center for the citizens of Washington County. The design and construction focused on creating a comfortable space for staff and visitors with an emphasis on sustainable building materials and energy efficiency.

The Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification rating system was created to promote environmental responsibility and the construction of green buildings. This library building was designed to achieve the LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

For more information about energy savings happening at the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher branch, visit our LEED dashboard to see how much energy we're saving today!

Administrative Address

Washington County Free Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301.739.3250

Message From the Director


The Administration Office's responsibility is to carry out the Mission Statement of the Library.Director Mary Baykan

The Mission of the Washington County Free Library System is to continually improve our service to the public by:
  • Providing the public with free access to library materials in a variety of formats;
  • Promoting Community enrichment, economic vitality and individual achievement through reading and lifelong learning;
  • Helping people of all ages find information which meets their diverse personal, educational, and professional needs;
  • Recognizing our responsibility to balance available resources to serve everyone in the community;
  • Supplying the local government with state, national and worldwide connectivity;
  • And providing leadership in cooperative and innovative library service.
Annual Report

2012 - 2013 Annual Report

2011 - 2012 Annual Report

2010 - 2011 Annual Report

2009 - 2010 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

2012-14 Strategic Plan

Volunteering at the Library

If you are interested in volunteering at the library, contact the Administration Office at Central, or the Branch Manager at your local library, to obtain a Volunteer Application.

The Washington County Free Library participates in the Board of Education 75 hour Community Service Program. Applications for community service hours are available at the Administration Office of Central Library, or at your local branch. We encourage you to perform your Community Service hours at the branch closest to your high school.

Materials Selection Policy

WCFL Materials Selection Policy

Library Administration
Director: Mary Baykan
Assistant Director: Kathleen O'Connell
Associate Director, Western Maryland Regional Library: Vacant
Business Manager: Charlotte Seibert
Public Relations & Adult Programming: Patricia Wishard
Western Maryland Room Curator: John Frye
Interlibrary Loan: Chris Henry
Adult Reference Supervisor: Elizabeth Hulett
Circulation Supervisor: Lisa Key
Collection Development: Barbara Kronewitter
Interlibrary Loan & Collection Development - Western Maryland Regional Library: Darlene Reimond
Children's Department Supervisor: Jeff Ridgeway
Business and Government Information: Harry Sachs
Information Technology Supervisor: Ian Seibert
Bookmobile Supervisor: Laura Schnackenberg
Technical Processing Supervisor: Bill Taylor
County Services Supervisor: Janlee Viands
Maintenance Supervisor: Jim Widmyer

Contact Administration
Board of Trustees
President Harry Reynolds
President
Mr. Harry Reynolds
Term Expires 2016
Vice President Kathleen Poole
Vice President
Kathleen Poole
Term Expires 2020
Treasurer Al Martin
Treasurer

Al Martin
Term Expires 2018
Ellie Doub
Ellie Doub
Term Expires 2020
Pending Appointment
Pending Appointment
John Schnebly
John Schnebly
Term Expires 2015
Gregory Snook
Gregory Snook
Term Expires 2016
George Stone
George Stone
Term Expires 2020
Margaret Trader
Margaret Trader
Term Expires 2018

Board Meeting Minutes

2014 Meeting Schedule

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