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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

Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: 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.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Young adults (Grades 6-12), teachers, and parents are invited to visit the Forest Grove City Library for an open house and tech tour. Librarians will show you how to use our digital branch (WCCLS.org) to download reading material, how to use our online services and databases, and how to become a more effective public library user. At the end of the presentation we will have plenty of time for questions, light snacks, and a tour of our library. The library will offer this same event for elementary students on September 22nd at ll:00 am.
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Free English classes for Spanish speakers. Wednesdays 2-4 pm and Fridays 1-3 pm 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. Toso los miercoles, 2:00-4:00 pm y los viernes, 1:00-3:00 pm en la biblioteca de Forest Grove. Para obtener mas informacion, contacte a Manuel Resendiz (503) 710-9129.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Elementary students (Grades K-5), teachers, and parents are invited to visit the Forest Grove City Library for an open house and tech tour. Librarians will show you how to use our digital branch (WCCLS.org) to download reading material, how to use our online services and databases, and how to become a more effective public library user. At the end of the presentation we will have plenty of time for questions, light snacks, and a tour of our library. The library will offer this same event for tweens/teens on September 20th at 3:30 pm.
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: A will is not enough in Oregon.Receive practical advice on how to safeguard your assets and health care wishes during and after your lifetime. Acquire up-to-date knowledge about: · Wills · Living Trusts · Health Care Documents · Issues Regarding Guardianship · Conservatorship · Learn How to Avoid Probate
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: 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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: 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.