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Welcome to Washington County, Iowa!

The three public libraries in Washington County, Iowa are: Kalona, Washington, and Wellman. These libraries are part of a collaborative association called the Washington County Public Library Association, or WCPLA for short.

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Washington Public Library



Wellman-Scofield Public Library



Kalona Public Library

The Washington Public Library was established in 1877. Washington Free Public library believes in the freedom to read and learn, and the freedom to compare and express ideas. WFPL strives to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for all residents of the city of Washington and surrounding areas.

115 W. Washington St.
Washington, IA 52353
Phone: (319) 653-2726
Fax: (319) 653-3095

Mon.-Thu. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sun. closed


The Wellman-Scofield Public Library strives to meet the challenge of the founders at the formal opening in 1908. “On this solid foundation of public good will, we trust that future years will build a structure which will materially manifest in a handsome building filled with the best reading matter which will be free to all.”

711 4th Street
P.O. Box 420
Wellman, IA 52356
Phone: (319) 646-6858
Fax: (319) 646-6561

Mon. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tue. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wed. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thu. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sun. closed


The Kalona Public Library was first opened in 1934.  The mission of the Kalona Public Library is to provide information and materials of general interest free to the public in a pleasant and helpful environment where people can meet, and receive help for lifelong learning.

510 C Ave.
P.O. Box 1212
Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: (319) 656-3501
Fax: (319) 656-3503

Mon.-Thu. 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sun. closed

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.