North Plains Public Library

Debbie Brodie, Director
31334 NW Commercial St.
North Plains, OR 97133
Phone: 
(503) 647-5051
Hours: 
Mon–Wed 10 AM–7:00 PM, Thu–Fri 10 AM–6:00 PM, Sat 10 AM-5PM

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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.

9/2/2015

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 Marion: Who's Going To School?

9/3/2015

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)

9/4/2015

6:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall: Join us at Jessie Mays Community Hall to watch a PG-rated movie about a cross-country coach who comes to a poor city in California and transforms a team of high school boys into champion runners.All ages welcome!

9/9/2015

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 Teacher Barbara: Song and Dance

9/10/2015

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall: North Plains Public Library has received a grant from Lifetime Arts to host a FREE skill-building art workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by a professional teaching artist, Valerie Sjodin, class will be held for 8 consecutive Thursdays beginning on September 10th through October 29th. At the culmination of the classes, there will be a free public celebration to showcase the finished art products on October 30th. In this grant-funded workshop series, participants will explore the process of making a visual book, learning drawing with pencil and pen, learning watercolor painting and so much more. All supplies will be provided at no cost to participants. Class space is limited to 20 people, aged 55 and older. Participants are expected to attend all 8 classes. Register by calling the North Plains Public Library at 503-647-5051.

9/14/2015

7:30 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.