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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497

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

Monday, July 24, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Forest Grove City Library: Bring us your questions about technology, genealogy, and the pursuit of your next great read! A Librarian will be on-hand next to the Reference Desk to assist you one-on-one. Patrons will be helped on a first-come-first-served basis. If others are waiting, interactions will be limited to 15 minutes. Sessions cannot be scheduled in advance.
Monday, July 24, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Part of the Tween Summer Reading Program. Join us every Monday during the summer at 2pm for Tween events!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM: At these action-packed librarian-led storytimes, participation is encouraged: come laugh aloud at the fun and interactive stories, and clap along with rhymes and songs. A fun time for all!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for a group viewing of season 7 of Miranda Esmonde-White's Classical Stretch. The Health Series includes:Stress ReliefIncrease Your EnergyStretch Spine and Relieve Back Pain, and moreThis program is free and appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing and chairs will be provided. No instructor will be present or assisting with the routines.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Children's author and storyteller Emmy Blue makes the world a brighter, happier and more magical place one story, song and smile at a time. While based in the Pacific Northwest, she travels the country with her magical forest friend, the Squatchie, telling her tales that are guaranteed to awaken the magic from within. Emmy Blue’s unique storytelling programs have glitterally been known to transform the most humdrum days into unforgettably bright, happy and memorable occasions! Sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Grove Library. Room capacity is limited for programs; entry is on a first come basis. Children under ten years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are free!
Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Solve the clues to leave the room... or be trapped in the library forever!Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Join us every Thursday and select Saturdays during the summer at 2pm for Teen events! Sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Grove Library