Sherwood Public Library

Adrienne Doman Calkins, Manager
22560 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140-9019
Phone: 
(503) 625-6688
Hours: 
Mon-Thu 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5

About Sherwood Public Library

The Sherwood Public Library began as a shelf of books in a local drugstore in 1935. The collection was later moved to a rented house. In 1969, the City of Sherwood agreed to support the library, which was moved to the basement of a historic house that served as City Hall. A Friends of the Library group formed in 1976 and began local fund-raising which, combined with LSCA money, built a new 3,000 square foot library in 1986.

In December 2005, the Sherwood Public Library & City Hall was opened, funded primarily through urban renewal funds and sales of city-owned properties. The new library features 14,000 square feet of space with more desks, Internet PCs, comfortable chairs, shelves and library materials. An added feature is a gas fireplace surrounded by comfortable seating in an inviting newspaper and magazine area.

The mission statement of the Sherwood Library:

The Sherwood Library will provide the highest level of customer service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources, equitable service policies and equitable access. The Library will provide information resources to the public in the most effective and efficient manner possible and continuously seek to improve and expand service. This service includes the assistance of skilled and courteous staff members and the provision of programs designed to promote the use of the library and respond to community needs.
5/28/2015

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Join volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Washington County (GSWCO) for an introduction to using the library's genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com. This hands-on workshop is open to eight, please register in advance. Note that this class begins before the library opens. Please come to the City Hall/lobby entrance.

5/28/2015

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Tutoring for 3rd-12th graders every Tuesday and Thursday. Drop in 3-6:00 p.m. for help in any subject.

5/30/2015

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Many of us grow our own vegetables to ensure that we are serving our families healthy food. But are we bringing more to the table than nutritious food? Join Bob Falconer, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener as he shares good agricultural practices that help you identify possible sources of contamination in the way you grow and handle your garden produce. Topics include identifying the sources of contaminants in the soil, water, animals in the garden, tools, harvesting techniques and personal hygiene. Management techniques to minimize possible sources of contamination will be shared.

6/2/2015

9:30 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This fun and interactive storytime is designed for children 3 years & up.

6/2/2015

10:15 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This storytime, full of song and dance, is designed for children up to 3 years old.

6/2/2015

11:00 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This program in intended for little ones age birth to 1 year old.

6/4/2015

10:15 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This storytime, full of song and dance, is designed for children up to 3 years old.

6/4/2015

11:00 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This fun and interactive storytime is designed for children 3 & up.

6/6/2015

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Discovery Lab: Upcycling T-shirts—Make t-shirt yarn, a no-sew t-shirt bag, or turn a t-shirt into haute couture. Use one of our t-shirts, or bring your own. Ages 8+

6/6/2015

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: It's our Summer Reading Kick-off event! The acoustic, harmonica-filled, uplifting sounds from this Seattle band will have the whole family willingly clapping their hands and dancing around!