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North Plains Public Library

Contact Your Library

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

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Carol Aldrich
503-647-5051

Upcoming Library Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Connect and swap with others in a free get-together. Hillsboro craft artist Marie Buckley first introduced Artist Trading Cards last year in February. Once a month, she and other local craft artists who have created these miniature works of art -- about the size of a baseball card -- bring them to the library to trade with others. This is a fun way to meet other artists and exchange creations.Call 503 647-5051 to learn the current month's theme. Open to the public.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:15 PM - North Plains Public Library: International Movie Night will be the film After the Storm from Japan at Abbey Creek tasting room at 6pm. Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Wednesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2017
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join Mr. Will for all ages storytime. In this case watch out for pirates!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 PM - North Plains Public Library: Join us for a discussion of The Glass Universe by David Sobel. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as "human computers" to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography, enabled the women to discern what stars were made of, divide the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and find a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Sobel tells the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.New members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, October 4, 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.