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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

Friday, April 28, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A: Free English classes for Spanish speakers. Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm 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. Todos los viernes, 1:00-3:00pm en la biblioteca de Forest Grove. Para obtener mas informacion, contacte a Manuel Resendiz (503) 701-9129.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for coffee, baked goods and stimulating TED Talk broadcasts followed by discussions on events of community and global interest in the sciences, technology, education and more. Invest an hour of your time on a Saturday morning and become part of this regular coffee community. Take "time out" for a TED Talk! April's topic: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts.
Monday, May 1, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: An introduction to centuries-old, related mind and body practices. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and improve balance, stability, and focus. Instructors Cheri Pang & Michael Burghardt are both instructors at Portland Community College. Cheri is a trained Chinese Medical Qigong Practitioner (MMQ) and Michael is a lifelong student of martial arts.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6:30 AM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Young at Heart Reader’s Theatre Presents a classic old-time radio drama with “Our Miss Brooks: Madison High is Cold”. Join us for a live performance of old-fashioned radio drama from the Golden Age of radio!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Children's Area: Preschoolers and their families enjoy stories, songs and other activities that develop early literacy skills in this 30-45 minute program.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Toddlers and their families actively participate in stories, music and movement, enhancing their language development and social awareness in this 30-45 minute program.