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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, March 24, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 25, 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! March’s Topic: Can a Divided America Heal? How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? These sharp social divisions are examined in a recorded TEDTalk by Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who provides a vision for how the country might move forward.
Monday, March 27, 2017
All day event: Make Some Art at the Forest Grove City Library!***We'll provide supplies and inspiration for free drop-in art for the whole family, every hour we're open during spring break week, March 27-31.***Monday: D.I.Y. Mixed-Up Character Books- The Surrealists used to play a party game called "Exquisite Corpse" in which they would each draw a different part of the same character without seeing their friends' work. When everyone was finished, they would laugh as they looked at the new character they had created together. This is a one-person version of that game, in the form of a book each artist can take home and enjoy.Tuesday: Funny Art Trading Cards- We'll provide trading cards printed with half-finished photographs. Participants will finish each card by adding their own funny drawings and words, with the option to trade the cards with friends, family, and fellow art program participants.Wednesday: Paper Pizza Party- Have you ever wanted to create the perfect slice of pizza? At this drop-in program, participants will create a pizza masterpiece that will never spoil, because it is made entirely of paper. Thursday: Large-mouthed Pop-Up Art- By taking advantage of clever paper folding techniques, participants will create their own cartoon characters that, when folded a particular way, look sweet and cute, but when unfolded, have surprisingly gaping mouths! Friday: Creative Paper Crowns- At this workshop, participants will create awesomely unique paper crowns from a little bit of paper and glue, and a whole lot of creativity.***Children under ten years of age must be within sight of a caregiver at he Forest Grove City Library. Everyone in the family is welcome to come in and participate in the art fun!***
Monday, March 27, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A: Teens! Join us during Spring Break to watch the Hunger Games movie series!Monday: Hunger GamesTuesday: Catching FireWednesday: Mockingjay part 1Thursday: Mockingjay part 2
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join Master Gardener Sal Bianco and learn how to get your garden ready to yield delicious vegetables this year!
Monday, March 27, 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.