Tualatin Public Library

Jerianne Thompson, Library Manager
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: 
(503) 691-3074
Hours: 
Mon-Thu 10-9, Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 1-6

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Library service began in Tualatin in 1974 with a donated book collection in the Community Center. This was followed by a borrowed book van from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services, which was staffed by volunteers. In 1977, Tualatin Public Library opened in a former house in Tualatin’s Community Park.

From 1985-2007, the library operated in an 8,500 square foot space within the Civic Center building. A 2004 bond measure provided funds to expand the library. The $9.4 million, 22,500 square foot Tualatin Public Library opened in 2008. The Library features dedicated Children and Teen areas, comfortable seating and social areas, a fireplace, two small-group meeting rooms, and a Community Room for Library programs and large gatherings.

Library Lighting Example

A unique highlight of the Library is its striking display of an articulated mastodon skeleton, which is mounted in front of an etched-glass image of a mastodon. The remodeled building was designed to be as energy efficient and sustainable as possible through the use of natural ventilation, day lighting, energy-efficient lighting and mechanical units, and controls to monitor and adjust for use and time. Tualatin Public Library won the 2009 Award for Excellence in Environmental Design.

The Library currently houses more than 100,000 items and hosts 800+ programs each year.

Vision Statement

"The enhancement of the Tualatin Library will create an inviting community center where learning, discovery, and interaction will flourish, expressing a welcoming civic identity, embracing Tualatin's values and future."



3/26/2015

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Preschool StorytimeDate/Time:Repeats every week until Thu May 21 2015 except Thu Nov 27 2014, Thu Dec 25 2014, Thu Jan 01 2015.Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:00pmJoin us for an engaging storytime designed especially for preschoolers.Let’s go on an alphabet journey! Each week we’ll celebrate a different letter. Children will discover early literacy through books, songs, games and more!

3/26/2015

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: OMSI @ The Library: JITTERBUGS*Pre-registration required at: www.tulatinoregon.govThe Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will present for a fun free program for tweens exploring engineering and robotics.We ask that people register for just one of the two OMSI programs being offering on March 26.Join OMSI educators for an exciting and interactive program all about robotics. With just a motor, a battery, a marker and a handful of craft supplies, students are challenged to design and build a scribbling robot that can doodle all on its own.For tweens in 4th through 8th grade.The program is free. Registration is required. Due to space limitations, we ask that tweens register for just one of the two OMSI programs being offering on March 26. Thank you for your cooperation.Date/TimeThu, 03/26/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmLocationTualatin Public Library

3/26/2015

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: OMSI @ The Library: 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will present for a fun free program for tweens exploring engineering and rockets.We ask that people register for just one of the two OMSI programs being offered on March 26.Join OMSI educators for an exciting and interactive program all about rockets. Students build paper rockets and launch them with a high-powered air compressor, examining the effects of changing variables on their rocket's flight.For tweens in 4th through 8th grade.The program is free. Registration is required. Due to space limitations, we ask that tweens register for just one of the two OMSI programs being offering on March 26. Thank you for your cooperation.Date/TimeThu, 03/26/2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmPre-register at www.tualatinoregon.govLocationTualatin Public Library

3/26/2015

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Teen Friday Night MoviesDate/Time:Repeats every week until Fri May 22 2015 .Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pmFree movies and free fun! Bring your friends! We'll have different movies every Friday night for you to choose from. Suggestions? E-mail Aimee atameuchel@ci.tualatin.or.us Location: Library Teen RoomGrades 6-12Free Location8535 SW Tualatin Rd.Tualatin, OR 97062United StatesSee map: Google Maps

3/26/2015

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Noches de diversión familiar en español / Spanish Family Fun NightsDate/Time:Repeats every week until Thu May 21 2015 except Thu Nov 27 2014, Thu Dec 25 2014, Thu Jan 01 2015.Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTodas las edades / All agesLos jueves de 6:30 a 7:30pm / Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pmUbicación: Salón comunitario / Location: Community RoomÚnete a nosotros para una noche de diversión en español. Toda la familia disfrutará de cuentos, canciones, meriendas, y manualidades todos los jueves durante el año escolar. Join us for an evening of fun in Spanish. The whole family will enjoy stories, songs, snacks and crafts every Thursday evening during the school year.

3/26/2015

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Knitting by the FireDate/Time:Repeats every Thursday Evening.Thursdays - 6:30pm - 8:00pmFree Join fellow knitters and crochet artists around the hearth to work on your fabulous projects! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advance craftsman this is an opportunity to knit and crochet in a comfortable atmosphere with other artists. Come get intertwined with fun! Parking at the Library is limited because of parking lot improvements; additional parking is available at nearby public parking lots. See Construction Around the Library for more information. LocationTualatin Public Library18878 SW Martinazzi AvenueTualatin, OR 97062United StatesSee map: Google Maps

3/27/2015

2:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Teen Tolkien FestDate/Time: Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:00pm - 8:30pmDust off your wizard hat! Brush up your furry feet! All things Hobbit! Games, trivia, snacks, and movies. Join us in the Teen Room for a day of hobbit-fun. Costumes? Yes!!!Grades 6 through 12.Includes Teen Movie Night.

3/27/2015

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Teen Friday Night MoviesDate/Time:Repeats every week until Fri May 22 2015 .Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pmFree movies and free fun! Bring your friends! We'll have different movies every Friday night for you to choose from. Suggestions? E-mail Aimee atameuchel@ci.tualatin.or.us Location: Library Teen RoomGrades 6-12Free Location8535 SW Tualatin Rd.Tualatin, OR 97062United StatesSee map: Google Maps

3/28/2015

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Storytime for WigglersDate/Time:Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday until Sun May 24 2015 .Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pmBring the whole family to this special storytime designed to get you and your little people moving and grooving. We'll boogie with books and move to the music! Everyone is welcome at this free, action-packed storytime program. LocationTualatin Public Library18878 SW Martinazzi AvenueTualatin, OR 97062United StatesSee map: Google MapsMap data ©2015 GoogleTerms of UseReport a map errorMapSatellite

3/28/2015

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Date/Time:Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Thu Dec 31 2015 .Xbox1? WiiU? We have both. Just Dance or Super Smash Bros. 4? Join your friends for fun in the Teen Room. Parking at the Library is limited because of parking lot improvements; additional parking is available at nearby public parking lots. See Construction Around the Library for more information. LocationTualatin Library Teen Room