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.

5/6/2015

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. Storytime with Miss Marion: April Showers Bring May Flowers

5/6/2015

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Young readers develop reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs during private 20-minute sessions. The first session begins at 3:00 pm. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required by phone or at the Library. Happy Reading!!

5/7/2015

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)

5/9/2015

1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall: Join us at for a free Pizza and Paint Palooza Party! Paint your own super hero masterpiece that might get to be displayed in the library! Pizza provided.All ages welcome!

5/11/2015

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: All members and the public are welcome to attend a general meeting of the Friends of the North Plains Public Library.

5/13/2015

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. Storytime with Teacher Barbara: Noise