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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

Regular Hours

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

Monday, August 29, 2016
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Rogers Room: Free gardening classes are back at the Forest Grove Community Library for the 2016 Grow It! series. Classes will happen on the last Monday of the month and begin at 6:30pm in the Rogers Room. Grow It! is presented by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners in partnership with the Dairy Creek Community Food Web. Monday, July 25 Natural Disease and Pest Solution for Edible GardensMonday, August 29 Improving Your SoilMonday, September 26 Growing Herbs
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Last Day To Turn in Completed Summer Reading Records. All those who complete their reading records and turn them in during the month of August receive a free book award.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM - Library: Staff will select our Adult Summer Reading winners. We will contact winners during the day.
Monday, September 5, 2016
All day event - Forest Grove City Library
Thursday, September 8, 2016
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Rogers Room: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness. Caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, or friend, someone who lives at home, in a facility, or across the country. Classes begin Thursday, September 8th. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Please register by calling 503.846.3089This class is brought to you by the Washington County Family Caregiver Support Program and Tuality Healthcare.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Rogers Room: Free writing workshop with Writers in the Grove the second Saturday of every month for young people and adults. For writers with all levels of experience.