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The Warden Public Library, Branch of the North Central Regional Library system, serves library users of all ages in the community and surrounding Grant County rural area. Books are assigned to the Warden branch, requests are taken for materials not immediately available, according to Mrs. Phyllis Dean, community librarian.
In May of 1958, under a two-year, federally financed library demonstration, the first bookmobile toured city schools. By 1959, the bookmobile was visiting Warden every other Monday, with stops at Hoopers' corner, Lelands', Warden School, the drug store, Dennings and Villerals'.
In 1960, the rural citizens of Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant and Okanogan counties voted to establish and financially support the North Central Regional Library. As provided for the Public Library Laws of the State of Washington, services the new intercounty rural library district were offered and extended to incorporated cities and towns on a contractural basis.
In 1971, the use of bookmobiles was discontinued and was placed in Warden for use as a branch library, with long time Warden resident, Lucille Johansen in charge. In 1971 the library moved to Main Street with Phyllis Dean serving as librarian.
The Warden branch is presently open 23 hours weekly, a reading program is featured each year.
The city contracts with the North Central Regional District for library services. The local branch, which is provided by the city, is one of 28 such facilities in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan County associated with the regional library program.
Residents of Warden and rural Grant County are welcome to use all regional branches without charge. Mail order library services are available to rural postal box holders and city residents that are homebound.
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Monday and Thursday at 4:00 p.m., all children are welcome to attend this free storytime with lots of fun and surprises!