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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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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, January 22, 2019
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A: Want to practice your Spanish/English skills? Join us for a Language Exchange program for vocabulary,grammar, and writing!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: In celebration of their 40th anniversary of B.E.A.R. month (Be Enthusiastic About Reading), the Forest Grove City Library will host Oregon Shadow Theatre as they present a multicultural show called The Green Bird, A Mexican Story. This shadow puppet performance is most appropriate for children ages five and over and their families. Description: Behind the illuminated shadow screen, colorful shadow puppets come to life and tell the story of The Green Bird. A drum roll and a cymbal crash, the calliope sound of a button accordion, and the play begins: A boy is transformed into a fortune-telling bird by a magician. A brave girl journeys through Mexico to save him. In her travels, she encounters fantastic characters and scenes from Mexico's rich folkloric tradition. She sees skeletons dancing to the song La Bamba at a Day of The Dead fiesta. The climax of the play is set in the Bull Ring, where the audience joins in shouting "Ole!"Colorful and intricate shadow puppets combine with live music, voices and sound effects to create a delightful family entertainment.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A: Want to practice your Spanish/English Skills? Join us for a language exchange program for vocabulary, grammar, and writing?
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for a new adult program where we read our favorite book passages, short stories, and poems to each other in a friendly, coffee club format! Lend your voice and ear and let's share our love of reading - aloud!