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North Plains Public Library

Contact Your Library

Debbie Brodie, Director
31334 NW Commercial St, North Plains, OR 97133-6215
(503) 647-5051

Getting There

Regular Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

North Plains Public Library

In 2002, the Friends of the North Plains Public Library converted a 590-square-foot janitor's closet in the Jessie Mays Community Hall into a library which operated there from 2003 to 2006.  In April 2006, Wayne Holm, CEO of Oregon-Canadian Forest Products of North Plains, built and donated to the Friends a 2,500-square-foot library adjacent to City Hall.  In July 2007, the library joined the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. 

Library personnel, furnishings, operations, and all materials are managed by the City of North Plains.  The Library is open 50 hours per week.  Its many programs include a weekly storytime, an annual summer reading program, monthly art and quilt exhibits, monthly book club and writers’ group meetings, author lectures, and the First Friday Flick. The Library has 11 public computers with Internet access and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs.  Free WiFi is available for those with laptops.  For more information, visit our website.


Volunteer Coordinator: 
Carol Aldrich


Donations Contact: 
Debbie Brodie

Upcoming Library Events

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:30 AM - North Plains Public Library: Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months old. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce your baby to early literacy activities. For babies up to 12 months old.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for Storytime. The North Plains Public Library helps support Early Literacy by providing age-appropriate storytimes for children from birth to age six. Storytime with Miss Carol: Chickens and Foxes
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest Dr., North Plains: · STAGES - The STAGES PerformingArts Youth Academy will present ARF, AReal Friend All ages welcome!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains, OR 97133: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
7:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for the discussion of the book Martin Marten by Brian Doyle. From the publisher: “Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in acabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as Dave prefers to call it, like the NativeAmericans once did, Wy'east). He is entering high school, adulthood on thehorizon not far off in distance, and contemplating a future away from hismother, father, and his precocious younger sister. And Dave is not the only oneapproaching adulthood and its freedoms on Wy'east that summer. Martin, a pinemarten (a small animal of the deep woods, of the otter/mink family), is leavinghis own mother and siblings and setting off on his own as well. As Martin andDave's paths cross on forest trails and rocky mountaintops, they — and we — witnessthe full, unknowable breadth and vast sweep of life, and the awe-inspiringinterconnectedness of the world and its many inhabitants, human and otherwise. MartinMarten is a coming-of-age tale like no other, told in Brian Doyle's joyous,rollicking style.” Newmembers are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest ST., North Plains: Join Darren Davis of Bluewater Productions for a Graphic Novel Workshop in which he will be demonstrating and teaching how to draw comics.This teen event is open to those entering grades 6-12.