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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

Friday, March 22, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: All levels - for beginning, intermediate, and advanced English students. Sponsored by Goodwill Industries.
Friday, March 22, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM: One on one computer classes with a technology tutor. Learn everything from basic computing skills to downloading e-content through Overdrive. Get assistance with job applications, resume building, using social media, and searching the web.Sign up for your 30 minute session at the Reference Desk, or by calling 503.992.3337.Thursdays 11:30am-5:30pmFridays 3:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 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! Feel free to come and just listen and enjoy some coffee and discussion.
Monday, March 25, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Get your wiggles out at the library during the worst weather of the year! Through structured, large-motor play, we will dance, run, jump, tumble, and play in our large community meeting room. Our first 30 minutes will be structured, librarian-led activity, and the last 30 minutes will be free play. Ages 2-6 please. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
Monday, March 25, 2019
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Register now for a 50-minute classroom session on Fossils, presented by the Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals. Ages 6-10 with parent/guardian/adult caretaker please. Contact nathanj@wccls.org or visit the children's section service desk to register. Our class size is limited to 30 participants This program is part of our Spring Break STEM Workshop series with runs March 25 - 29th. Check our events calendar for details, but please be sure to register for any workshop you are interested in so we can make sure to have materials ready for all participants.
Tuesday, March 26, 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, March 26, 2019
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Explore simple, series, and parallel circuits using paper, aluminum foil, 3V coin batteries, and LED. Participants may also use a multimeter to diagnose connection issues within their circuit. Ages 6-10 with parent, guardian, or adult caretaker. Please register by contacting nathanj@wccls or stopping by the service desk in the children's section. This program is part of our Spring Break STEM Workshop series with runs March 25 - 29th. Check our events calendar for details, but please be sure to register for any workshop you are interested in so we can make sure to have materials ready for all participants.