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Sherwood Public Library

Contact Your Library

Adrienne Doman Calkins, Manager
22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140-9019

Regular Hours

Sunday:
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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-8:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm

About the Library

Sherwood Public Library is the southern-most library in Washington County. Our Mission is to inspire discovery, enrich lives and build community through equitable access to life-long learning. The local collection of nearly 50,000 items offers books, Blu-Rays, DVDs, CDs, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, audio books, board games and more—in addition to e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and electronic learning resources. 

The Library began as a dedicated shelf of books in the local drugstore in 1935 and became a department of the City in 1969. Sherwood Public Library became of founding member of the newly formed WCCLS in 1976. The current location, opened in late 2005, is 14,400 square feet, offering free wireless internet access through Sherwood Broadband, 13 public internet stations, a fireplace reading room and spaces to study, play and visit. Total annual circulation of library materials exceeds 365,000. In 2016, we provided 625 programs with 25,000 participants—15,000 of those in youth programs. The total value of library services provided last year is estimated at $8,360,000—a nearly 8-fold return on the annual budget. Each month we see over 20,000 visits to the library. We are proud to be the community’s living room and a strong contributor to what makes Sherwood a great place to live and work. 

Find out more about what we are working on by reading our Strategic Plan for 2017-2019. See you at the Library!

Getting There

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Tammy Steffens
(503) 625-4213

Meeting Rooms

Community Rooms are available at Sherwood City Hall and at the Sherwood Police Department for reservation Mon-Fri, 8-5, to governmental, intergovernmental and not-for-profit organizations when not needed for City activities. Call (503) 625-4213 or (503) 625-5523 or email to check availability and apply.

Upcoming Library Events

Friday, March 22, 2019
All day event - Sherwood Public Library: There’s a literary legend that Ernest Hemingway, while having dinner with fellow writers of the famous Algonquin Round Table in New York City, bet he could write a story in just six words. They bet not. He grabbed a pen and a napkin and wrote: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” They paid up and Hemingway called it his best work. Now it’s your turn! Enter the Library’s fourth annual Six Word Story contest, between March 1 and 22, and you could win one of three great prizes. Who knows, you might even win a place in literary history. We will have a special team of Six Word Story contest judges who will review all submitted stories. They will choose their favorite three who will be our winners. Winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 7-13. Prizes: Named for famous short story writers, our three prizes are as follows:1st prize “The Ernest Hemingway”2nd prize “The Alice Munro”3rd prize “The O. Henry”Send your Six Word Story in an e-mail to askusSPL@wccls.org.Six Word Stories may also be left in the drop box at the Sherwood Public Library. You may also submit using our Facebook page, but please send us a Facebook message, rather than post entries on our wall. Please include your full name and either a telephone number or an email.Rules:Your story must have six words.You may only use one contraction, such as I’m, can’t, wasn’t, etc., per story.Your story must be your original work. You may submit up to two Six Word Stories per contestant. Your Six Word Story must be submitted by March 22, 2019. By entering the Six Word Story Contest, you give the Sherwood Public Library the rights to post your story and name in the Library and in our media outlets.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: Author Marie Buckley leads each group with a warm-up exercise and thematic writing session. No experience is necessary in order to participate, other than an enjoyment of writing and interacting with fellow writers. Bring writing tools and expect a lively, fun atmosphere with plenty of positive feedback. All workshops are Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 PM.Dates & themes are:January 27, BeginningsFebruary 24, RomanceMarch 24, Work April 28, Joy May 26, Family June 23, Outdoors
Monday, March 25, 2019
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library Young Adult Area: Need a little extra help with your homework? Our volunteer is an experienced teacher, here for you from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays when school is in session. No appointment is necessary.Also, our Homework Helper is equipped to assist you using our new Live Homework help tool, Helpnow. Target group is 3-8th grade, but all grades welcome!For questions, call 503-625-6688.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:15 AM to 11:05 AM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: Children ages 24-36 months will grow in literacy through books, music, action-rhymes, and more. After story time, stay and play!Storytime: 10:15am -10:45amPlaytime: 10:45am-11:05am
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
11:15 AM to 12:05 PM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: This family story time is for all ages and abilities. We'll grow together in literacy through books, music and movement, songs, and rhymes. Let staff know if your child needs a sensory object, dimmer lights, or quieter sounds.Playtime follows.Storytime: 11:15am-11:45amPlaytime: 11:45am-12:05pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:15 AM to 11:05 AM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: Ones love to keep moving! We give them lots of opportunities at this very active story time with puppets, rhymes, music, and books. Stay and play after!Ages 12-24 months. Storytime: 10:15am-10:45am Playtime: 10:45am-11:05am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:15 AM to 12:05 PM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: In this welcoming group, you'll enjoy the company of other parents and caregivers while bonding with your child through an interactive experience with songs, books, and rhymes.After story time, stay to talk with other grown-ups while your baby plays!Storytime: 11:15am-11:45am