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Aberdeen Timberland Library

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121 East Market Street
Aberdeen, WA  98520-5292

Library Manager: Allison Grubbs
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Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Aberdeen Library services:

About the Aberdeen Library:

Library service in Aberdeen began in 1890 with the donation of 150 books housed in the Oddfellows Hall.  It then moved to a reading room donated by Jacob Weatherwax in 1891.  After a city ordinance incorporated the library in 1902, it settled into its current location with the construction of a Carnegie building in 1908.  This historical building was replaced with the current library building in 1966.  In November 1998, residents of Aberdeen voted to match funds for renovating and expanding the library.  During the nine-month-long renovation project, the library operated out of temporary quarters.  The renovated library reopened October 2, 2000.

The City of Aberdeen contracted for library service from Timberland Regional Library beginning in 1969.  In 2008 residents voted to annex to TRL for library services.

The Aberdeen Library is a Washington State document depository and has other specialized collections in the area of local history, genealogy, and the Education Job Information Center (EJIC).

Statistics 2013:

  • Circulation: 190,575
  • Visits to Library: 161,367
  • Population: 16,890


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 17,051
Author Talk: Christopher Chapman, "Roadside Guide to the Olympic Peninsula"
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryTue., Sep. 236:00 PM
Author Christopher Chapman will present his new book, "A Roadside Guide to the Olympic Peninsula," an authoritative guide of the area for the casual, car-bound adventurer. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the talk.
Manga & Comic Drawing Studio
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryThu., Sep. 253:00 PM
Teens! Learn how to create your own manga and comic books! All art supplies and snacks will be provided. 5-6 graders are also welcome to attend.
Composting with Worms
Aberdeen Timberland LibrarySat., Sep. 272:00 PM
Keep composting all winter indoors! Learn about best practices for worm composting from Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about feeding, housing and caring for red wigglers and will be able to examine living compost through a microscope. Educational literature will be provided and participants will go home with a working mini worm bin, as long as supplies last. Participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves. All other materials will be provided.

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