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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, July 4, 2016
All day event - Forest Grove City Library
Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Plum Hill Vineyards: Lendan Ear, Come and HearWriters in the Grove 7th Annual Juried Reading Event Saturday, JULY 9, 2016 10:30 AM Event Description: Writers in the Grove ispleased to host a public reading at the Plum Hill Vineyards, 6505 SW OldHwy. 47, Gaston, OR, on Saturday, JULY 9 from 10:30 AM to about 12:30.The winery is on Old Hwy. 47 just south of Dilley, off Hwy. 47 south of ForestGrove. ( fordirections). The pizza wagon will be on hand for those who would like to stayfor lunch. Submission forms must be completed in advance and are available at the Reference Desk at Forest Grove City Library or online at
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Laugh along with magician Steve Taylor and ventriloquist dummy Rudy O'Riley!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Rogers Room: The Forest Grove Library Book Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm. New members welcome.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', This bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'