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.

11/5/2014

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. Children’s storytime is held every Wednesday morning from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon at the library.

11/7/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Free family movie nights occur on the first Friday of each month!! To learn the title, call the library at 503-647-5051 or visit our website.Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. All ages are welcome!!!

11/8/2014

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Once per month during the school year, the Library hosts free, hour-longperformances for children and their families held at the Jesse Mays Community Hall. On Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m., staff from the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Mineralswill bring amazing rocks and fossils to share and will offer an interactive activity in which everyone is welcome to participate.

11/10/2014

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: No School Day! Come to Jessie Mays Community Hall and use your imagination to make fantastic LEGO creations. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kids, teens, and adults are welcome to the Library's first LEGO Palooza! We will provide the LEGOs (for ages6 and up) and DUPLOs (for ages 3 and up), so please leave yours at home and ours at Jessie Mays!

11/12/2014

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. Children’s storytime is held every Wednesday morning from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon at the library.