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The WCCLS catalog and accounts will be unavailable beginning Sunday, January 21 at 6:00pm due to software updates. E-books and other services will still be available; learn about what to expect during and after the updates.

We anticipate that the catalog and accounts will become available sometime on Tuesday, January 23. Thank you for your patience!

Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497

Regular Hours

Domingo: Cerrado
Lunes: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Martes: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Miércoles: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Jueves: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Viernes: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Sábado: 9:30 am-5:30 pm

About the Library

In 1908 the City of Forest Grove established a tax to support a public library, the first in Washington County. Initially housed in a stationery store at 21st Avenue and College Way, the library became a city department in 1974. In 1976 the City of Forest Grove was awarded a federal grant to construct a Municipal Services Center that would include a new library. The Forest Grove City Library was dedicated in October of 1978, and was 11,000 square feet. In 1998 voters approved a $5 million bond measure to expand the library by 15,000 sq. ft. A remodel of the older space was completed in 2007.

Getting There


Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Meeting Rooms

One large meeting room available in the library by reservation.

Upcoming Library Events

Sábado, Enero 20, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for coffee and stimulating TED Talk broadcasts and discussions. Become part of this monthly coffee community event!This month's broadcast is "A black man goes undercover in the alt-right" with Theo E.J. Wilson.
Martes, Enero 23, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Preschoolers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and activities that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity in this 30-45 minute program. Best for ages 3-6. Tuesday mornings at 10:15.
Miércoles, Enero 24, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Toddlers and their caregivers actively participate in stories, music, and movement enhancing toddlers' language development and social awareness in this 30-45 minute program. Best for 18-36 months. Wednesday mornings at 10:15.
Jueves, Enero 25, 2018
10:15 AM: Babies learn about language through rhymes, songs, and fun stories in this 15-20 minute program. Each program is followed by time to play and socialize. Best for ages 6-18 months. Thursday mornings at 10:15.
Jueves, Enero 25, 2018
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: First and Last Thursdays of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Best for ages 7-11. School-aged children will learn about new artists, media, and techniques in these free hour-long drop-in art classes, taught by a licensed art instructor. All artists under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a caregiver. After-School Art Club2017-2018 ScheduleFree supplies and instruction!Best for Ages 7 - 11SeptemberFirst Thursday- How to Draw AnimalsLast Thursday- Kandinsky- Watercolor ExperimentsOctoberFirst Thursday- Art that Glows (STEAM-inspired art with circuits and L.E.D. lights)Last Thursday- Louise Bourgeois- Spider Sculptures and Yarn WebsNovemberFirst Thursday- Kid-Friendly Public Street Art (Eye bombing and more)Last Thursday- Seurat- Stipple PaintingDecember First Thursday- Art Share- Flyer-style Art Give-away / Incredibly Awesome Gift TagsLast Thursday- winter break- no classJanuaryFirst Thursday- D.I.Y. Shadow PuppetsLast Thursday- Michelangelo - Painting the Sky on the CeilingFebruaryFirst Thursday- Treasure Maps… for Wizards!Last Thursday- Basquiat- Chalk-on-Black-Paper DrawingsMarchFirst Thursday- Make Your Own Coloring Page (and share it with your friends!)Last Thursday- Georgia O’Keeffe- big painted flowersAprilFirst Thursday- “Crazy Hair” Collaborative ArtLast Thursday- Royal Art Lodge-inspired Collaborative ComicsMayFirst Thursday- Creature Cartooning: Design your own cartoon charactersLast Thursday- Marina Abramovic- The Artist is Present (how to do performance art)
Viernes, Enero 26, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A: Free English classes for Spanish speakers. Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm in the Rogers Room. No registration required, all are welcome. For more information contact Manuel Resendiz at (503) 710-9129.Goodwill ofrece clases de ingles gratis. Todos los viernes, 1:00-3:00pm en la biblioteca de Forest Grove. Para obtener mas informacion, contacte a Manuel Resendiz (503) 701-9129.