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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!

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

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


The Washington County Free Library is committed to building a strong, interconnected, diverse community by bringing people, information and ideas together.


Washington County will be a vibrant, collaborative, educated and diverse community.

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.

  • Director: Mary Baykan
  • Assistant Director: Kathleen O'Connell
  • Associate Director, Western Maryland Regional Library: Elizabeth Hulett
  • Business Manager: Sara McCall
  • Public Relations & Adult Programming: Patricia Wishard
  • Western Maryland Room Curator: John Frye
  • Interlibrary Loan: Chris Henry
  • Adult Reference Supervisor: Shannon Kraushaar
  • 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: Kacie Morrell
  • Maintenance Supervisor: Jim Widmyer

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Treasurer Al Martin

Al Martin
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Ellie Doub
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