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Banks Public Library

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Denise Holmes, Director
42461 NW Market St, Banks, OR 97106-9019

Regular Hours

Sunday:
Closed
Monday:
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday:
10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

Two girls looking at books next to a bookshelf

The library was established in 1976 as Banks Community Library and moved to its current location in 1997.

Each of the 16 WCCLS libraries are individually governed – by either a city, Washington County, or a nonprofit board. Banks is a city library.

Getting There

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
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Meeting Rooms

The Jane Moore Community Room is available for use during and after the library’s open hours. Non-profit, government and local community groups may reserve the space when not needed for Library- or City-related activities. An application to reserve the room must be submitted in advance. Some restrictions do apply. Inquiries about availability, fees and making reservations may be directed to Denise Holmes or Susan Cackler at the library, (503) 324-1382.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Wigglers
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Banks Public Library

Join us every Wednesday for some time with rhymes, stories and fun! Designed for the younger set, but if your child is a wiggly older kid, this is the story time for them!

Thursday Learners
Thursday, March 7, 2024
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Banks Public Library

This storytime emphasizes developing the skills preschool and pre-K learners need to get ready for school. Join us for books, crafts, fun and learning!

Reading Challenge Book Group
Friday, March 8, 2024
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Banks Public Library

We meet the second Friday of the month and discuss books that fit a reading prompt. March 8-  Book with a color in the titleApril 12- non-narrative nonfictionMay 10- Book with a long title. 

Teen Service Saturday
Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Banks Public Library

Do you need some community service hours? Teens in 8th grade and up can join us the second Saturday of the month at 10 am to get two hours of community service.

Pokémon TCG
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Banks Public Library

Join us the second Tuesday of the month after school to spend some time battling with Pokémon cards.  Don't know how to play?  Come and learn! Cards provided.  

Pokémon TCG Club
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Banks Public Library

Learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game with an experienced instructor. Bring your own battle cards if you have them, but we will have decks to play with, too.

STEM for Elementary
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Banks Public Library

Explore different forms of science and participate in scientific projects or experiments in a hands-on way.For elementary-age students on the first Tuesday of the monthMarch: Forensic Investigation

Homestead Series- Natural Disease and Pest Solutions
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Banks Public Library

An OSU Extension Master Gardener will share a decision-making process to help you decide when and if treatments are needed to control pest problems.