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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497
(503) 992-3247

Getting There

Library Hours

Currently open!
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

Forest Grove City Library

In 1908 the City of Forest Grove established a tax to support a public library, the first in Washington County. Initially housed in a stationery store at 21st Avenue and College Way, the library became a city department in 1974. In 1976 the City of Forest Grove was awarded a federal grant to construct a Municipal Services Center that would include a new library. The Forest Grove City Library was dedicated in October of 1978, and was 11,000 square feet. In 1998 voters approved a $5 million bond measure to expand the library by 15,000 sq. ft. A remodel of the older space was completed in 2007.


Volunteer Coordinator: 
Kari Middleton


Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Drop-in Legos and Crafts for All Ages! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Storytime Area: The storytime will be presented in a bi lingual English/Spanish format. All area children ages 0 to 6 years are invited to attend the free program. Theme: Frogs, Frogs, Frogs, (Rana, Rana, Rana)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Public Computing Area: Sign up for your one-on-one 30 minute computer class with our technology tutor*. Let us know what you want to learn about and our tutor can work at your level and pace. Patrons can sign up for one class at a time. Call or visit the Reference desk to reserve your 30 minutes. Mondays 5.30 - 7.30pmWednesdays 1.30 - 4.30pm *Computers Classes available during Pacific University Academic Year
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Storytime Area: Family PJ Storytime - Oct 14 'Five Little Pumpkins'Bring the kids to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs! Kids are invited to wear pajamas and bring abedtime buddy.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Rogers Room: Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month with members choosing future books to discuss.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Teen Area: This month's teen crafts are a Pipe-Cleaner Spider Bookmark and a Spider Hair Decoration. Drop in to the Teen Area anytime from 3.30-4.30 to participate.