Library details: Forest Grove City Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with Forest Grove City Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 82,016 volumes. The library circulates 403,313 items per year. The library serves a population of 28,030 residents .
Other Info: In 1908 the City of Forest Grove established a tax to support a public library. Initially housed in a stationery store at 21st Avenue and College Way, the library became a city department in 1974. In 1976 the City of Forest Grove was awarded a federal grant to construct a Municipal Services Center that would include a new library. The Forest Grove City Library was dedicated in October of 1978, and currently has 11,000 square feet. In 1998 voters approved a $5 million bond measure to expand the library 15,000 sq. ft. When the expansion if complete, the next phase will be a remodel of the existing space. The timeline for construction of the addition is currently under discussion.
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Administration: The director of the library is Colleen Winters .
Organizational structure: This is a publicly funded and managed library.
See also: Directory of Public Libraries in Oregon
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Polaris||2000|
|Previous Automation System||Dynix||1985|
|Previous Automation System||None|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (view map)|
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Record History: This listing was created on Oct 31, 2003 and was last modified on Oct 13, 2022.
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