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North Plains Public Library

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Will Worthey, Director
31334 NW Commercial St, North Plains, OR 97133-6215

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-7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-7:00 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 Coordinator: 
Carol Aldrich

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: Freezer paper is a widely available material with miraculous properties. We’ll cut stencils out of freezer paper, exploring the concept of positive and negative space. Then we’ll fuse the stencils to fabric using an iron on a low setting, and apply fabric paint. When the freezer paper is removed, a crisp, one-of-a-kind image appears. All of the materials we’ll use are readily available, and teens will leave the class armed with the skills to do this project on their own at home.The teen event is open to those entering grades 6-12.
Wednesday, July 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, July 26, 2017
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for songs, fun and stories for toddlers up to K aged kids. It looked like spilled milk!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: Join us for the STAGES Theater Troupe. Stage Troupers is a group of actors ranging from elementary through high school age boys and girls who perform a one act musical.All ages welcome! Free popcorn!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for a discussion of Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson. The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.New members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future.