Forest Grove City Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497
(503) 992-3247
Mon-Wed 10-8, Thu-Sat 10-5

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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.


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Mary Hutchens portrays Mrs. Pittock in her later years; we learn about her civic involvements, the new Pittock Mansion, and discussions about life in Portland, circa 1910. Part of the Cultural Series 2014 - 2015 sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Grove Library.


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Last day to turn in completed summer reading records to receive a free book award.


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: 2nd Wednesday of every month. New members always welcome. For current book selections, visit the library website or contact the library.


10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: 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.


10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library: Preschool Storytime resumes on Tuesday September 16 at l0:l5 am. The program for all children ages 3 - 6 is free and the theme will be Hats.


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Children's Area: Free crafts and Legos for all ages. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.