North Plains Public Library

Debbie Brodie, Director
31334 NW Commercial St.
North Plains, OR 97133
(503) 647-5051
Mon–Wed 10 AM–7:00 PM, Thu–Fri 10 AM–6:00 PM, Sat 10 AM-5PM, Sun 1 PM-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.


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains: The sleuth is on the case in the 'Amazing Food Detective' - an interactive play that helps youngsters understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Kaiser Permanente's troupe of professional actor-educators engage students as they discover together what foods give lasting energy and what it means to be physically active.All ages welcome. Free popcorn.


3:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains: Teens are invited to attend Brad Clark's Comic Workshop to discover the process of creating comics! There will be games and activities for everyone, including writing, drawing and 'inking' contests. Attendees will receive a free comic book. Cosplay attire is encouraged.This event is open to those entering grades 6-12 and is limited to the first 20 teens to arrive.


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)


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains: We'll provide the LEGO's; you provide your imagination to build fantastic creations. Ages 3 and up are welcome. Free popcorn.