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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

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

Regular Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 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

Donate

Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Meeting Rooms

One large meeting room available in the library by reservation.

Upcoming Library Events

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:15 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: Join us for librarian-led songs, stories, and early literacy. All ages welcome.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Kids Summer Reading Programs are every Thursday at 11am and select Tuesday afternoons/eveningsPrograms are between 1 and 2 hours in lengthVisit our webpage: www.forestgrove-or.gov/library/page/kids-events-storytimes for more informationThursday, June 21, 11am: JenksThursday, June 28, 11am: Red YarnThursday, July 5, 11am: Kids Escape Room - Registration Required, Suggested Ages 6-9Thursday, July 12, 11am: Aaron Nigel SmithThursday, July 19, 11am: 123 AndresTuesday, July 24, 6:30pm: NathaliaThursday, July 26, 11am: Kelli WelliThursday, August 2, 11am: BJ the ClownTuesday, August 7, 4:30 and 6:30pm: Reptile ManThursday, August 9, 11am: Creature Teachers
Thursday, July 19, 2018
2:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Teen Summer Reading Program events are every Thursday at 2pm. Programs are between 1 and 2 hours in lengthFor more information visit our website: www.forestgrove-or.gov/library/page/teen-events-contestsJune 21: Life-Sized Fortnite ClueJune 28: Henna WorkshopJuly 5: Teen Escape RoomJuly 12: Science Workshop with Explosions, IncJuly 19: Rube Goldberg MachineJuly 26: Laser Tag from Game TruckAugust 2: How to Art with Sherry HansonAugust 9: Life-Sized Animal Clue
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 PM: Kids Summer Reading Programs are every Thursday at 11am and select Tuesday afternoons/eveningsPrograms are between 1 and 2 hours in lengthVisit our webpage: www.forestgrove-or.gov/library/page/kids-events-storytimes for more informationThursday, June 21, 11am: JenksThursday, June 28, 11am: Red YarnThursday, July 5, 11am: Kids Escape Room - Registration Required, Suggested Ages 6-9Thursday, July 12, 11am: Aaron Nigel SmithThursday, July 19, 11am: 123 AndresTuesday, July 24, 6:30pm: NathaliaThursday, July 26, 11am: Kelli WelliThursday, August 2, 11am: BJ the ClownTuesday, August 7, 4:30 and 6:30pm: Reptile ManThursday, August 9, 11am: Creature Teachers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:15 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: Join us for librarian-led songs, stories, and early literacy. All ages welcome.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Kids Summer Reading Programs are every Thursday at 11am and select Tuesday afternoons/eveningsPrograms are between 1 and 2 hours in lengthVisit our webpage: www.forestgrove-or.gov/library/page/kids-events-storytimes for more informationThursday, June 21, 11am: JenksThursday, June 28, 11am: Red YarnThursday, July 5, 11am: Kids Escape Room - Registration Required, Suggested Ages 6-9Thursday, July 12, 11am: Aaron Nigel SmithThursday, July 19, 11am: 123 AndresTuesday, July 24, 6:30pm: NathaliaThursday, July 26, 11am: Kelli WelliThursday, August 2, 11am: BJ the ClownTuesday, August 7, 4:30 and 6:30pm: Reptile ManThursday, August 9, 11am: Creature Teachers
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Teen Summer Reading Program events are every Thursday at 2pm. Programs are between 1 and 2 hours in lengthFor more information visit our website: www.forestgrove-or.gov/library/page/teen-events-contestsJune 21: Life-Sized Fortnite ClueJune 28: Henna WorkshopJuly 5: Teen Escape RoomJuly 12: Science Workshop with Explosions, IncJuly 19: Rube Goldberg MachineJuly 26: Laser Tag from Game TruckAugust 2: How to Art with Sherry HansonAugust 9: Life-Sized Animal Clue