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North Plains Public Library

Contact Your Library

Will Worthey, Director
31334 NW Commercial St, North Plains, OR 97133-6215
(503) 647-5051

Getting There

Regular Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

North Plains Public Library

In 2002, the Friends of the North Plains Public Library converted a 590-square-foot janitor's closet in the Jessie Mays Community Hall into a library which operated there from 2003 to 2006.  In April 2006, Wayne Holm, CEO of Oregon-Canadian Forest Products of North Plains, built and donated to the Friends a 2,500-square-foot library adjacent to City Hall.  In July 2007, the library joined the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. 

Library personnel, furnishings, operations, and all materials are managed by the City of North Plains.  The Library is open 50 hours per week.  Its many programs include a weekly storytime, an annual summer reading program, monthly art and quilt exhibits, monthly book club and writers’ group meetings, author lectures, and the First Friday Flick. The Library has 11 public computers with Internet access and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs.  Free WiFi is available for those with laptops.  For more information, visit our website.

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Carol Aldrich
503-647-5051

Upcoming Library Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 AM - North Plains Public Library: Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months old. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce your baby to early literacy activities. For babies up to 12 months old.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for Storytime. The North Plains Public Library helps support Early Literacy by providing age-appropriate storytimes for children from birth to age six. Storytime with
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for a discussion of Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. This book is the most famous and important novel in South Africa's history, and an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948. Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. It is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man. - Jacket flap.New members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, April 28, 2017
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for The Portland Music Video Festival. It's an exciting showcase of the work of musicians and filmmakers from Portland and around the world. Founded and directed by Portland State University professor Dustin Morrow, the festival focuses on widely varying approaches to interpreting music for the visual medium. Many of the videos showcased at the Festival come from local artists and filmmakers. Other videos come from as far away as Korea, Sweden, Denmark, and Japan. The Portland Music Video Festival is one of only a handful of festivals in the world dedicated exclusively to the art and craft of music video production.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library where the North Plain's Library staff will host a celebration of desserts to honor and recognize all library volunteers.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:30 AM - North Plains Public Library: Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months old. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce your baby to early literacy activities. For babies up to 12 months old.