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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497
(503) 992-3247

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

About the Library

Forest Grove City 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 - please call 503.992.3247

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join McMenamin's historian Tim Hills as he discusses how McMenamins reimagined an old, historic Masonic rest home and created McMenamin's Grand Lodge. Tim will talk about this and other reinventions of historic architecture by the iconic Portland-area company.
Monday, January 23, 2017
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: Families come together to enjoy songs, rhymes,and stories. A cozy 30-minute program to wrap up your day. Every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library: Best for ages 3 - 6. Preschoolers enjoy stories, songs and other activities that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity in this 30-45 minute program. Theme: Teddy Bear Parade. All children are invited to bring their own teddy bear or special stuffed animal friend for a parade around the library after bear stories.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Best for ages 18 to 36 months. Toddler actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their language development and social awareness in this 30-45 minute program. This will be the week of the Teddy Bear Parade to honor B.E.A.R. (Be Enthusiastic About Reading) Month. Everyone is invited to bring a teddy bear or special stuffed animal friend for the parade around the library following storytime.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM: Best for ages 6 to 18 months. 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.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library