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.

4/18/2014

All day event - North Plains Public Library: As part of National Library Week, North Plains Public Library will be donating all fines collected from April 14 – 19 to the Oregon Food Bank. If you’ve been meaning to pay off your library account, break into that piggy bank and support a great cause!

4/19/2014

All day event - North Plains Public Library: As part of National Library Week, North Plains Public Library will be donating all fines collected from April 14 – 19 to the Oregon Food Bank. If you’ve been meaning to pay off your library account, break into that piggy bank and support a great cause!

4/23/2014

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.

4/30/2014

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.

4/30/2014

7:30 PM - North Plains Public Library: Sweet Thunder by Ivan Doig will be discussed on Wednesday, April 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Library.In the winter of 1920, Morrie Morgan finds himself back in Butte, Montana, with his bride, Grace. A mansion left to him by a former boss turns out to be a money pit, and the miners in town are struggling with the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company. These two dilemmas launch Morrie into his new career with the fledgling Thunder newspaper where he enlists his encyclopedic knowledge to write hilariously scathing editorials against Anaconda.New members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

5/2/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: 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!!!