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Sherwood Public Library

Contact Your Library

Adrienne Doman Calkins, Manager
22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140-9019
(503) 625-6688

Getting There

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

The Sherwood Public Library began in 1935 as a shelf of books in a local drugstore and later moved to a rented house. In 1969, the Library became a department of the City of Sherwood and moved to the basement of the historic Morback House, then City Hall. In 1976, Sherwood Public Library became a founding member of WCCLS. The Friends of the Library group formed the same year to begin fundraising, which, combined with grant money, led to a new 3,000 square foot library in 1986.

The current location, designed by Thomas Hacker Architects, opened in December 2005 as a joint-use building with City Hall, funded with urban renewal funds and sales of city-owned properties. The Library now features 14,000 square feet of space, areas for study, socializing, and computer use, a fireplace area, and Community Room. The Library is open 7 days a week, hosts 400+ programs each year and houses over 46,000 items.

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Tammy Steffens
503-625-4213

Upcoming Library Events

Saturday, March 25, 2017
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 26, 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. 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 at the front desk of 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 26, 2017. 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.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Sherwood Public Library: At STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story time is the same Family story time you know and love with a non-fiction element.Read books, sings songs, and participate in a simple science experiment that’s fun for the whole family.Simple Craft follows. All ages.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
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 26, 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. 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 at the front desk of 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 26, 2017. 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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: Are you ready to foster the love of reading in your child?Attending storytime is one way to do this.At this program we read books, sing songs, move to music and action rhymes while developing early literacy skills your child will need once she/he enters school.Play time follows with blocks, toy bricks, and more.Ages 24-36 months.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: Are you ready to foster the love of reading in your child?Attending storytime is one way to do this.At this program we read books, sing songs, move to music and action rhymes while developing early literacy skills your child will need once she/he enters school.Play time follows with blocks, toy bricks, and more.Ages 24-36 months.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library Community Room: It's never to early to instill a love of reading.At Baby Storytime we will bounce, sing, and read while creating strong bonds with your baby and other caregivers.Birth - walking (0-12 months)Playtime follows.