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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

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

Getting There

Regular Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Meeting Rooms

One large meeting room available in the library by reservation.

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.


Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Upcoming Library Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Are you the dead body? Are you the murderer? Are you a detective? Join us as one of you will be the victim, one of you will be the killer, and everyone else has to figure it out! Register at the Reference Desk or call 503 992-3247
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Reserve a 30 minute coaching session to learn basic computer skills or master your new tablet or ereader! Call 503.992.3247 or stop by the Reference Desk.Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pmThursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library: 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.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 23, 2017
10:15 AM to 10:45 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.