Sherwood Public Library

Adrienne Doman Calkins, Manager
22560 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140-9019
(503) 625-6688
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.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Aloha Community Library: Art of the Story Festival: Chetter Galloway presents JubaThis & Juba ThatEnjoy an afternoon of a diverse collection offun filled stories sprinkled with a littlebit of African and African American seasoning! TheAloha Community Library hosts this performance at 17455 SW Farmington Road,Suite 25B, Aloha, 97124.


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


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


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


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Need help with math or science? The Library can help! Every Tuesday the Library is offering math and science tutoring for grades 6-12 from 3:00-5:00 PM. Sign up for a 20 minute one-on-one session between 3:00-4:00 PM, or just drop in during our open session from 4:00-5:00 PM. To sign up for a one-on-one session call the Library at 503.625.6688.


11:30 AM - Sherwood Public Library: This storytime, full of song and dance, is designed for children up to 3 years old.


1:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: This fun and interactive storytime is designed for children 3 & up.


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: A delightful meeting of music and poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Kerouac. In the tradition of the classical art song, where composers wrote music for the poetry to be sung, the chamber jazz duo Primal Mates combines a variety of writers and poets with the beautiful sound of voice, cello and vibraphone for a truly unique listening experience. Listen to a sample at Thursday, April 23, 6:30-7:30pm at the Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood OR 97140.


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Tom Swearingen, the Cowboy Poet will be here to help us celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week—the fourteenth annual— which takes place April 19-25, 2015. About the performer:Tom Swearingen of Tualatin, Oregon, winner of the National Finals Rodeo 2013 and 2014 Cowboy Poetry Week Contest is a popular performer at cowboy gatherings, horse camps, rodeos, private events, and wherever else you find folks who live and appreciate western heritage. Tom’s original poetry is often based on his own experiences, many of which occur as he and his wife ride their horses on Oregon’s mountain trails. Tom poems have been published by the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry’s, Western Poetry Publishing, featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine, and recognized by such organizations as the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas. Tom’s Horses and Happiness CD, is a Western Music Association nominee for 2014 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year and is available from, CD Baby, iTunes and other outlets


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Author Marie Buckley leads each group with a warm-up exercise and thematic writing session. No experience is necessary in order to participate, other than an enjoyment of writing and interacting with fellow writers. Bring writing tools and expect a lively, fun atmosphere with plenty of positive feedback. All workshops are from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Community Meeting Room. Dates & themes are:April 26, QuandariesMay 3, ForeignersMay 17, Pulp FictionJune 7, BattyJune 14, The Movies