North Plains Public Library

Debbie Brodie, Director
31334 NW Commercial St.
North Plains, OR 97133
Phone: 
(503) 647-5051
Hours: 
Mon–Wed 11 AM–7:30 PM, Thu–Sat 11 AM–5:30 PM
Closed: 
Sun

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On April 15, 2002, the City of North Plains established a North Plains Public Library Board to create Library policies and job descriptions and to work with the Friends on the City's behalf to open the Library. The Friends began pulling together donations and making purchases to make the 590-sq.-ft converted janitor's closet of the Jessie Mays Community Hall into a library in February, 2003.

In April, 2004, Mr. Wayne Holm, CEO of Oregon-Canadian Forest Products, Inc., proposed to the North Plains City Council constructing a new 2,500-square-foot building to house the North Plains Public Library if other funds could be found for the land, interior furnishings and off-site improvements (street improvements, parking and landscaping). The Friends of the North Plains Public Library raised the funds necessary for the furnishings and off-site improvements. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was on April 28, 2005.

Mrs. Jeanie Holm organized an art project with the North Plains Elementary School and Evergreen Junior High School in the Fall of 2004. She worked with local artist Michael Orwick to prepare canvases with drawings depicting the history of the local area and with Jeff Upton from Glencoe High School who was the sole artist for the banner over the circulation desk. Mrs. Holm also coordinated the donation of artwork from Robert Weller, Michael Orwick and Debra Ramsey.

No public funds were used to construct the building. The City of North Plains has leased the land to the Friends of the North Plains Public Library for a nominal fee and the City will participate in the future operation costs. The Grand Opening of the new building was April 29, 2006. On July 1, 2007, North Plains Public Library became a full member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

6/3/2015

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: The North Plains Public library helps support Early Literacy by providing age-appropriate storytimes for children from birth to age six. Storytime with Miss Marion: Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

6/4/2015

6:30 PM - North Plains Public Library: Share your writing projects and receive feedback from peers. New members are welcome to join. (This is not a teacher/trainer-led class)

6/4/2015

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - City of North Plains, NW Commercial Street: Join us for our Adult Summer Reading Kickoff while enjoying a free community event featuring ice cream and fresh strawberry toppings. We will be demonstrating our 3M Cloud Library e-book service, signing up fellow book-lovers, and giving away goodie bags. Come get all the information including the prizes, drawings and becoming a Reading Hero. New this year, Library Staff, Library Board members, Friends of the Library and Library Volunteers are issuing a challenge to the adults of greater North Plains to reach a goal of collectively reading one million pages by the end of summer – Library Folk versus our Reading Public. There will be weekly contests with prize drawings. The program will run through August 31.

6/4/2015

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - City of North Plains, NW Commercial Street: Join us for the Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program Kickoff while enjoying a free community event featuring ice cream and fresh strawberry toppings. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and learn about all the activities including family storytimes, special programs and performers, and events and programs just for teens. All babies, toddlers, kids, and teens who register for Summer Reading will be given a reading log to record what they read (or what is read to them, for little ones) during the summer.

6/5/2015

6:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall: Join us for a FREE movie night. Come watch a PG-rated animated, family action movie in which fairies, goblins, imps and elves battle over a powerful potion. This fairy tale musical was inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' All ages welcome. Popcorn is provided.

6/8/2015

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Come join us for a general meeting of the Friend's of the North Plains Library. The public and new members are welcome to attend.

6/10/2015

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: The North Plains Public library helps support Early Literacy by providing age-appropriate storytimes for children from birth to age six. Storytime with Teacher Barbara: Clothing